• Oct 6th 2007 at 12:34PM
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The Scooper of Cars seems to have it on good authority that during Honda's press conference in Tokyo, the Big-H plans to take the wraps off a new compact, rumored to be a successor to the CRX.

Originally, it was thought that the Remix concept that debuted in L.A. would foretell the future of Honda's hatch revival, but due to the chilly reception afforded both it and Geneva's Sports Coupe Concept, Honda designers were sent back to their respective cubicles to hone the shape further.

We'll be on hand in Tokyo when Honda rolls out its debuts, but until then, we're still looking for a yellow 1989 model, preferably with an Si logo on the glass hatch.

[Source: Carscoop]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Can we please let the Gremlin look die. There are retro designs you bring back and ones you dont. This is one of those you leave in the past! But of course this is Honda. They don't know the meaning of style, just bland and hideous.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why mess with perfection. 1989 CRX Si 5 speed, white. Take that, Honda, and give us an UPDATED version that fits with the spirit AND STYLE of the 1989 version! Line forms behind me!
        • 8 Years Ago
        I agree. Don't waste time coming up with a 'new' design...Take a page out of Honda's own history...Take the 1988-91 crx si, add a few updated powerplants (I don't care which, but the k20/k24/turbo k23 seem like good contenders and a green version with ultra-high gas mileage would help with production costs) Add a bunch of weight to make it 5-star crash-worthy, but keep it as low as practical, slap a sticker on it, and produce way too many. They will ALL sell.
        Maybe even consider a stripped down CRX CR (think s2000cr) Let it weigh in at around 2000lbs with nothing inside but two seats. Toss in as crazy of a motor as you can. Get ready to sell these out too.
        • 8 Years Ago
        agreed, the gen 2 was pretty much perfect

        the problem is its not possible to make that car any more, now way to pass crash regs with a car that light. if they could keep the weight down to maybe 2300 lbs then the 1.5 in the fit and the new 1.8 would be perfect for the standard and si versions.

        if honda is stupid enough to make it a hybrid only, it will be a sales disaster.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I really hope it looks nothing like ether of those concepts. I'm pretty disappointed that Honda has caved to the industry trend of presenting ultra-futuristic CAD farts as vehicles. None of them have any sense of grace or proportion or balance... If it looks anything like that 2005 mockup that was circulating, I'll be overjoyed, but I'm not holding my breath.
        • 8 Years Ago
        "...ultra-futuristic CAD farts.."
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bring the Euro civic type R as the CRX.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Noooooo, a Y49 CRX, everyone knows they're cursed.
      • 8 Years Ago

      Yep. Thought you folks mentioned the smaller than Civic hybrid for 2009.
      Rumor is(only a rumor, as it is from a sales rep)are 17-20K price range for this hybrid. Not sure of the size.

      Is this it? I dunno. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

      I hope it's at least 13 ft (or longer) in total length...this Mini-Cooper-sized stuff in our area doesn't fly, especially with many larger vehicles still roaming the roads.
      They think a Mid-sized sedan is a "small" family car around here.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I actually like the remix, from the door handles forward. the back glass and surround got botched but otherwise good. remix overall shape is in the spirit of the CRX, more so thatn the SCC
      • 8 Years Ago
      I thought the Remix was butt ugly. I liked the Sport Concept much better. I had flowing lines and a fastback shape, which are much better styling lines than the Gremlin like Remix. Probably more aerodynamic as well.

      These latest renderings are much more Remix/Gremlin like.

      Hybrid is fine with me. But CVT is not. If it has a manual transmission and doesn't look like a Gremlin. I might be interested.
      • 8 Years Ago
      AutoBlog Writer(s): A Question:
      I read(either here, windingroad,leftlanenews,within the past 9-10 days) that THIS will be the so-called Smaller-Than-Civic(and less costly) Hybrid car?
      Based on the 09 FIT platfrom, but slightly larger, and of course, different looking.

      Is this, or is this Not, the it, or no idea?

      If not...then where is this "mysterious" 2009 smaller-than-hybrid-Civic hybrid at, or is it just guessing/internet rumors?

      I heard from a dealership, the guy said we wont know until Chicago(about a hybrid?) for 09 MY.
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