• Dec 21st 2009 at 5:40PM
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Honda CR-Z concept 2009 - Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda has announced plans to unveil a new small car concept at the 10th Auto Expo automobile show in New Delhi on January 5. Just last week, Toyota made almost the exact same announcement and both Japanese automakers are staying mum on any actual details.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Honda's entry in the hotly-contested market of India is being referred to internally as the "New Small Concept," and while it's intended primarily for emerging markets (think: Tata Nano), the vehicle is being engineered so that it could be sold in other parts of the world.

Interestingly, in addition to the NSC, Honda will also use the Delhi Motor Show to show off its the concept version of its CR-Z hybrid (shown above), originally seen at the Tokyo Motor Show earlier this year. With brochure images already circulating of the production CR-Z, we expect to see the for-sale version premiere as soon as next month's Detroit Auto Show.

[Source: The Wall Street Journal - sub. req'd]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah, call me crazy, but I think this is one of the best looking hatches I've seen in quite some time. If it every had 200+hp, I'd seriously consider one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ok this is probably a dumb thing to believe and in all likelihood just an estimate, but edmunds has the new crz pegged at 23k. Now, I love Hondas and all, but does anyone else think that figure might be a little high for a car like this?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The small car from Honda is likely going to be hit in India. This is for the first time that Honda along with car majors like Toyota, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Nissan, is planning to bring in a small car to India.
      • 5 Years Ago
      At least they are copying Audi and not the god-awful BMWs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Woa a good looking honda? It's been a while.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Return of the Acura RSX/Integra?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I would hope not, the way honda has been acting the past couple years they won't build anything with decent weight/power. I am happy with my rsx and a new one would upset me if it was crappy
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hopefully their new small car concept is the crz si with a k24 + hybrid. drool
      • 5 Years Ago
      New CR-Z is hot looking but has puny engine with no go :(

      This CR-Z could have been a hot little hatch but unless Honda packs a bigger VTEC motor in it then it will be slow
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