• Jan 1, 2010
2011 Honda CR-Z video stills Click above for image gallery

As the 2011 Honda CR-Z gets prepares its assault on your heart and pocketbook, it is showing its face in more and more places.

This time, the 126-combined-horsepower hybrid eco-runner has been spotted in a video, from which a number of stills have been taken. While there aren't any additional specs to come with it, you can at least see what you'll look like driving down the road while you get somewhere above 50 miles per gallon. We note that while we still look forward to its tidy packaging and (hopefully) nimble dynamics, the front-end looks rather unfortunate with a U.S.-sized number plate.

The car is expected to bow for the first time in Japan sometime next month, but we hear it could show up earlier at the Detroit Auto Show. In the meantime, find all the images below in the gallery.


[Source: Gazoo via Carscoop]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, I can't believe how much negativity is being directed at this car. Honda finally has brought back a smaller car (the fit is small, but too tall), and not only that, honda wanted to bring a sportier hybrid experience. Yes it will get worse mileage then the insight, but if its faster and more toss-able, this is to be expected. I love this thing, and will probally buy one when they come out. I have the first gen insight, and I do like the overall car, but the lack of power makes driving on the highway a pain sometime. This would be a great replacement/upgrade.

      Sign me up
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's not.
        It's the slowest 'sports' car you can buy. The only current car slower than the CR-Z is the SMART car ( 1.0L ) and the civic hybrid ( 1.3L ). This is going off of 0-60 times.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "As the 2011 Honda CR-Z gets prepares its assault on your heart and pocketbook"

      Huh? WTF does that even mean?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I see a lot of Audi A6 and Mazda RX-8 in that front end, two fine looking cars, but not when combined. I like the concept of the new CR-Z, all it needs is some driving excitement to follow through.
      • 5 Years Ago
      id still rather have a new 2010 s2000 than this eco-friendly crosstour element insight orgy of a "car"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn, that nose is ugly.

      As I look at the picture above again, it almost look like a regular civic, with a fake ugly nose cone glued one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks superb, it'll sell like hotcakes, especially those lookin' for fuel economy AND a sporty drive.
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        I dont see how a car still SLOW can be "sporty" at all...hell a PRUIS will dust it....a PRUIS...and it get better MPG with more room.

        Dont let that sport bottom fool you or that Honda badge....theres NOTHING sport about this thing...better off getting a Mini.
        • 5 Years Ago
        yes, it'll probably be slower than previous CRX's which were at 1800lbs or less at the time... with the new CR-Z at 2850lbs, you'd probably need 145lbs or so to match the power to weight of the original, which was a 8.5second car... I read that this one is rumored to feature a peak power rating of 140 hp combined from the IMA system, so I'd say pretty even numbers.

        hell, even if it turns out to be a 10second 0-60 car, it's still completely usable in city traffic, just learn to use the entire rev range ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the car. Ready to figure out how to rip hybrid powertrain out n pot a K20 n transmission in it. Get some CRX badges n Im set
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car makes a lot of sense in Japan.
      There is no annual tax on hybrids in Japan.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The only enthusiast Honda now cares about is the GREEN enthusiast.

      The least they could do is make the car look good while it's going slow . . .
      • 5 Years Ago
      I said I wouldn't buy a Hybrid unless it had a manual transmission.

      But MT isn't enough to save this, I suspect this is another Honda Hybrid failure.

      Leaked brochure showed it getting slight less MPG than an Insight when CR-Z uses CVT, but with the MT it gets MUCH LESS MPG than the Insight and Barely more MPG than the Honda Fit.

      So, If you want MT, why not get the Fit instead?

      Fit will be cheaper, much more practical, much better rear visibility and the final kicker for me. I think the 2009+ Fit looks better than this as well (Eye of the beholder).

      But hey what do I know about marketing to dare and second guess Honda marketers. There is probably a huge market that want a car, that compared to the Fit, is:
      More expensive, less practical, less roomy, with poorer visibility, less seats, and worse looks.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Are you also looking at city gas mileage?
        because that's where hybrids actually shine.
        Usually they are getting similar gas mileage on the highway, but in city driving or stop and go, they perform better than any gas engine other than say.. a 250cc 2 cylinder :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      instead of a car we get THIS?
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL.


        The Fit is enough Honda...gosh. Any kind of strong wind will blow these cars off the road.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That car looks like it's opening it's "mouth" to eat the license plate... What is it with Japanese car makers and designing cars to resemble faces? (Mazda in particular)
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