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Honda CR-Z (a) : 2009

A lightweight sports hybrid concept.
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The CR-Z is a next-generation lightweight sports car concept equipped with Honda's original gas-electric hybrid system that achieves both clean performance and a high level of torque. The CR-Z stands for "Compact Renaissance Zero" - an expression intended to capture the idea of a renaissance in the design of compact cars that begins anew from fundamentals.


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2009 Honda CR-Z concept.

The design research model of a lightweight hybrid sports car features advanced technologies that deliver elevated driving performance while reducing the vehicle's environmental footprint.

Designed to be futuristic and dynamic, the CR-Z combines powerful performance in a compact form with a futuristic image. For its frontal view, an over-sized grill with a high-performance look is offset by openings on each side that lighten the overall feel. In the rear, tube-shaped rear combination lamps create a powerful presence.

Design details emphasizing the CR-Z's advanced image include door mirrors that provide high visibility in a stylish form, LED headlights that convey a sharp impression, and jaunty fin-shaped sub-lights. Large 19-inch wheels suggest dynamic driving performance.

The key words for the CR-Z's interior design are "Hi-tech and Sporty." The goal was to create an all-new sporty interior that fuses the liberating feel of airy spaciousness with an advanced interface that brings out the fun of driving. Mesh material on a simple framework construction is used throughout the interior to convey a light, sophisticated image. In the cockpit, the meter unit conveys the image of advanced technology ensconced in a piece of glass artwork, offering quick recognition and a futuristic and exhilarating appearance.

The CR-Z concept vehicle made its world debut at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show in November of 2008 and indicates the styling direction for a second, new hybrid vehicle to be introduced by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. The other future hybrid vehicle, designed to meet the needs of a family and priced below the Civic Hybrid, is planned for introduction in 2009.

(source: Honda)


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2009 Honda CR-Z concept.

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2009 Honda CR-Z concept.

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2009 Honda CR-Z concept.

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2009 Honda CR-Z concept interior.

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2009 Honda CR-Z concept interior.

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2009 Honda CR-Z concept gauge cluster sketch.

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2009 Honda CR-Z concept logo.

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my2364 days ago

This is one my favorite cars from Honda because of it's sporty and futuristic look from the exterior and interiors. I haven't ride one of those but I'm quite sure it would definitely perform well on the road especially that I've read it will be release in hybrid version. I really hope to test drive one of this someday.

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