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    Official: Honda CR-Z gets much-needed supercharger
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    Honda has really taken its time in getting an aftermarket supercharger kit for the CR-Z to enthusiasts in the US. It's finally on sale, though, and it makes you wonder if the hybrid hatchback shouldn't have had it from the day it went on sale. The supercharger kit developed by Honda Performance ...

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    Report: Honda Accord Hybrid sales capacity constrained
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    Honda might be selling more hybrids if it could just get them to dealers. While the second-generation Insight never lived up to sales expectations and production is ending, the Japanese automaker is seeing strong demand for the Accord Hybrid here and abroad. However, there is so much global ...

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    Teased: Honda readying Veloster-rivaling concept for Beijing?
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    Maybe the rumors of the CR-Z's death have been exaggerated. Honda has just released the first teaser of a new concept that it plans to debut at the Beijing Motor Show at the end of April. It shows off a sporty looking coupe that looks like the child of a CR-Z and Hyundai Veloster. However, the ...

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    Quick Spin: Honda CR-Z carbon-fiber prototype
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    When Honda rolled out the CR-Z a few years ago, it hoped to bridge the gap between those who would save the planet and those who would rather burn all of its resources in a glorious cloud of tire smoke. But enthusiasts recalling the CRX of 1980s vintage balked, imploring Honda to ditch the heavy ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Honda HPD CR-Z
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    Honda invited us to its Southern California North American headquarters last week to take a spin in a very special CR-Z – one modified with a full complement of Honda Performance Development (HPD) components. While the company has been racing with HPD parts for years, this is the first time ...

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    Rumormill: 2015 Honda Civic Type R to sire next-gen CR-Z?
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    Salt shakers at the ready, boys and girls. There's a rumor out of Australia claiming the next Honda CR-Z will be based on the forthcoming 276-horsepower, turbocharged Civic Type R. Apparently Honda's research and development bigwigs have been unnerved by the reception of the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ ...

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    Official: Honda fielding 11 entrants at Pikes Peak, including 532-hp Odyssey
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    Is it possible for a minivan to be more exciting than an Acura NSX? Well, Honda is trying to find out by entering a 532-horsepower Odyssey into the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with IndyCar racer Simon Pagenaud behind the wheel. Starting with a stock Odyssey, Honda dropped in a ...

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    Report: Honda could halve its US lineup without crimping its sales much [w/video]
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    Taking a detailed look at the Honda lineup in the US, it isn't hard to see the strength of some models and the weaknesses of others. A recent report on Autoline Daily points out that its five core models – the Accord, Civic, CR-V, Odyssey and Pilot – make up a full 93 percent of ...

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    Official: Honda signs on as Pikes Peak sponsor, race participant
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    Honda plans to storm the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, entering ten cars in nine classes at the race to the sky, and signing on as a corporate sponsor. Part of the company's return to grassroots racing – if that's what you can call factory-backed efforts – the ...

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    Official: Updated 2013 Honda CR-Z priced at $19,975*
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    Honda unveiled its updated CR-Z hybrid hatchback at the Paris Motor Show a couple of months ago in its Euro-spec configuration, and with improved performance and fuel economy promised to us under the bright Parisian lights, we have been waiting to see how the changes will affect CR-Z's US ...

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    SEMA: Honda HPD Supercharged CR-Z Concept is the one we've been longing for
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    The staunchest Honda geeks among us have always wanted the CR-Z to be a great car, even if its particular blend of performance and fuel economy have not exactly been sales gold for the Japanese automaker. How to reconcile this incongruence in the car's character? Supercharge the sucker and ...

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    Official: 2013 Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ gets supercharged power
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    Factory tuning house Mugen has taken it upon itself to cure what ails the Honda CR-Z. The centerpiece of the Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ is a specially-developed supercharger, which bumps the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine's output to 153 horsepower. That's a nudge of 30 horses over the standard hybrid, ...

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    Paris: 2013 Honda CR-Z is a greener shade of purple
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    Honda has failed to set the world on fire with its seemingly sporty hybrid coupe, but it's not entirely for lack of effort. And for 2013, the Japanese automaker is refining its CR-Z with a host of updates designed to pin its dynamics a bit more on the side of sporty performance. And, as you can ...

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    Report: 2013 Honda CR-Z facelift revealed in Indonesia
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    We fully expected Honda to reveal its facelifted 2013 CR-Z hybrid at the Paris Motor Show next week, but instead, the Japanese automaker has brought its updated three-door to the Indonesia International Motor Show, and our friends at PaulTan.org were on hand to get the details. And no, your eyes ...

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    Teased: 2013 Honda CR-Z gets shadowy preview ahead of Paris
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    Honda has dropped another teaser image for the upcoming 2013 CR-Z, a model set to debut at the fast-approaching Paris Motor Show. While there are few real details to go with the shadowy hybrid image, Honda says its updated CR-Z will receive power bumps for both its gasoline engine and its ...

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    Teased: Honda CR-Z facelift teased on Japanese site
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    On September 27, a date that will see us sifting through the action on the Paris Motor Show floor, it looks like the Honda CR-Z will show off its mid-cycle refresh. Honda's Japanese web site has a short slideshow revealing three new features of the next little hybrid hatchback. The scant bit of ...

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    Report: Honda Accord, Fit and Pilot to receive Dreamy new engines, CVTs
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    Honda is set to unveil its new "Earth Dreams" family of engines, and while the lineup will make its debut in the all-new Accord, the more efficient powertrains are poised to spread throughout the lineup. According to an Automotive News report, the direct-injected, dual overhead cam ...

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    Official: Honda and Mugen develop widebody twin-turbo V6 CR-Z... for racing [w/video]
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    Honda has announced that it's working with M-TEC and Team Mugen on a CR-Z GT that will campaign in the GT300 category of Japan's Super GT championship. The racing hybrid uses a 2.8-liter, twin turbo V6 paired with a specially developed hybrid system, and it will enter its first race at this ...

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    Report: Honda "losing money" on Japan-built cars like Fit, CR-Z and Insight
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    Automotive News reports Honda is currently limiting shipments of models like the Fit, CR-Z and Insight due to Japan's strong yen. The automaker admits it is currently losing money on every Japanese-built model it sells in the U.S. with the exchange rate currently at 80 yen per dollar. Honda is ...

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    Official: Honda UK and Mugen launch supercharged CR-Z iCF
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    While Honda doesn't have any plans to bring the carbon fiber-laced CR-Z Mugen RR to production, the company has announced that buyers in the UK will have the chance to pick up a quicker version of the hybrid hatchback. The Honda CR-Z iCF will boast a little over 172 horsepower thanks to some ...

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