Honda Announces CR-Z Hybrid

Hybrid cars divide opinion, but I have to admit that I really do like them… and Honda’s new CEO, Takanobu Ito, has announced that their sporty hybrid concept┬ácar will be on sale in Japan by 2010. Sales dates for the UK will be announced later on this year.

The CR-Z will feature technologies to ensure it’s enjoyable to drive whilst also reducing the environmental footprint of the car and, if it looks anything like the concept model, it’s going to look pretty impressive to boot! Honda have set a precedent of sticking with their concept ideas when they released the new Civic (which looks pretty different to anything else and many thought would be toned down dramatically for the production version), so there’s some hope that the final car will actually look like that!

So this adds to Honda’s hybrid range – the Insight (which I will be testing soon), and the Civic. There are also plans to produce a hybrid Jazz and to develop a hybrid system suitable for mid-large vehicles.

Honda CR-Z Hybrid

Honda CR-Z Hybrid

More news on the CR-Z’s UK release date when we get it.

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