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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
      so its really an integra replacement.

      i hope the acura version of this has twice the power.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No, an Integra replacement would be the Acura RSX that they killed in '05.
        They are not going to make an Acura version with twice the power. Obviously you haven't been watching Honda lately. They no longer make sports cars, except for the Civic SI.
        • 5 Years Ago
        carlinator.
        Perhaps you should not post based on your idiotic uninformed example above.
        cdmvette
        • 5 Years Ago
        Civic si? Oh, you mean that car that's got an engine identical to the base model, just with a slightly better handling package? Quite the sports car, that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The front license plate placement is a little unfortunate...

        • 5 Years Ago
        Matt,

        what on gods green earth are you talking about? You mean this Honda is going to get 80 some miles to the gallon in town? I expect you need to read up on the old CRX.

        Here you go!

        The Honda Civic CR-X came equipped with either a 1.3-liter or 1.5-liter four cylinder engine that managed an impressive 41 mpg city and 50 mpg highway (using the current revised EPA standards). In HF (High Fuel economy) guise with a manual transmission, the CR-X weighed just 1,713 lb and sported excellent aerodynamic properties.

        http://green.autoblog.com/2009/12/31/ten-green-cars-to-remember-from-the-last-100-years/#comments
        • 5 Years Ago
        The plate is blocking air flow to the radiator, it will over heat in summer.

        Well what was old is new again. Wasn't it in the 80's they made a CRX that would get 50 mpg on the hwy? My my, what great progress Honda, you guys are the bomb!
        • 5 Years Ago
        EVsuperero,

        I hope you realize it will easily double the city mileage of the previous version, best the hwy mileage by several mpg, do it much much faster, all while meeting modern safety requirements... and hopefully doing it in relative comfort, something the previous version never had.

        But other than that, I'm sure you have a great point.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah, definitely agreed. Could they possible lower it instead of centering it?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does the front grill really need to be that big? It takes what looks like a really sleek looking car and turns it into a drowning guppy LOL

      • 5 Years Ago
      0-60 in 10 seconds, sounds thrilling.

      Guess what.. the new Prius can do a 9.8 second 0-60 and get notably better MPG in the process.. it has a 1.8 and this has a 1.5 .. but it's not going around calling itself a sports car.

      Honda, you fail!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        9.8 seconds is in line with reality, the new prius is only a smidge faster than the 1.5 previous model. There are videos on youtube where the new prius is just baaaarely beating the old one in a straight line.

        I think the difference is in gearing and engine programming. A gas engine is programmed one way, a hybrid engine ( typically atkinson cycle version of a gas engine ) is programmed another way. Gearing is very low so that the manufacturers can post high fuel efficiency numbers, too.

        Honda's homebrew hybrid tech is just second rate, period. Their engines are also low-tech by today's standards. It's sad. They used to be leaders, now they're losers.

        I bet they're going for long term reliability. But i'd rather drive a car with a small-displacement direct injected turbo car any day.. it may not last 15 years, but every drive will be a pleasurable one while it lasts..
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well if they make it handle like a Fit instead of wallow like a Prius it will be a big win. Don't discount a sense of style as a way to sell hybrids. Not everyone confuses driving sensations with fear of a heart attack.

        Funny, on the engine design, Honda is second only to BMW for engine of the year awards for design. Does everyone just make stuff up?

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Engine_of_the_Year#Manufacturer_rankings
        • 5 Years Ago
        @wincros, i wonder why the 1.0 IMA engine got top awards.

        Funny to see the 1.3 renesis and 1.8 1z in there, both engines with fatal flaws.
        Looks like the Germans have been winning lately, mostly BMW. Go figure.
        • 5 Years Ago
        sigh i just hope the 9.8 s is a pessimistic speed i.e. 5-60 mph . C&D got the honda fit in 8.7 seconds. something is not making sense
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