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​The Honda CR-Z is on the way out, at least in Japan

CR-Z Final Edition debuts in Japan, will be the quasi-sporty hybrid's swan song.

Recalls
Honda recalls 2.23 million vehicles to replace Takata inflators

Honda and Acura will recall over 2 million models in the US to give them new driver side airbag inflators.

Official
Honda adds tech to 2016 CR-Z, no powertrain upgrades

Honda gives the 2016 CR-Z a fresh face, an upgraded interior, and new tech to keep the aging hybrid model relevant in the company's lineup.

Featured
NSX, S660, and a 4-motor CR-Z EV that goes like hell

Forget The Fuel Cell, Honda Meeting 2015 Had Plenty For Drivers

We let AutoblogGreen handle the hydrogen, and tell you all about the fun on wheels at the Tochigi R&D center.

Official
Honda to show off conceptual new Ridgeline truck at SEMA

Among the various modified vehicles that Honda has lined up for the SEMA show in Las Vegas this year will be a concept previewing the 2017 Ridgeline pickup.

Open Road
Old Car or New Car? 1993 Chevy Camaro vs 2015 Honda CR-Z

A Battle Royale Between A Clinton-Era Muscle Car And A Sporty Obama-Era Hybrid

Two very different 4,000-mile cars come up for auction and sell for similar money. With no other options, which one would you go for?

Report
Honda CR-Z refresh coming this fall

Honda is trying to keep the CR-Z vibrant in Japan with updated styling and improved technology for the interior. The tweaks hit the US version later this year.

Exclusive
Honda CR-Z will run Pikes Peak with full-EV power

Honda is hitting the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in this experimental CR-Z with an electric powertrain driving and steering all four wheels up the twisting mountain route.

Report
Next CR-Z to lose hybrid powertrain, go with turbo four

Honda is reportedly prepping a new CR-Z and plans to offer some serious performance this time. In place of the hybrid in the US, it might get a detuned version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder from the Civic Type R and ride on the next-gen Civic platform.

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Honda not ready to give up on CR-Z, Civic Hybrid in US just yet

Only 500 New CR-Z Hybrids Were Sold In Australia Since Launch

Honda has cancelled both the CR-Z and the Civic Hybridx Australia (and the CR-Z in Europe), but the car is not yet dead in the US.

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US Honda Civic to get Type R engine

Honda is bent on kicking butt and taking names with its upcoming new Civic Type R, but since the Japanese hot hatch is based on the European model and isn't slated to come to the United States, it's been of little consolation to American enthusiasts. But if you're one of them, we've got good news for you.

Official
Honda CR-Z gets much-needed supercharger

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.

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Honda Accord Hybrid sales capacity constrained

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 consumer desire that it can't keep them in US showrooms.

Teased
Honda readying Veloster-rivaling concept for Beijing?

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 concept looks to be for the Chinese market, as it's a joint proposal with one of its domestic partners there, Guangqi Honda Automobile.

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Honda ending CR-Z, Insight sales in Europe

Death by diesel? That may be the epitaph of the Honda Insight and CR-Z in Europe, where the Japanese automaker will discontinue sales of the two hybrid models before to the 2015 model-year. A Honda spokesman confirmed the discontinuation to Automotive News, and information on those models has been taken off of Honda's official websites in Germany, Spain and Italy. The European embrace of all things diesel and fuel efficient as well as competition from Toyota are the primary culprits.

Quick Spin
Honda CR-Z carbon-fiber prototype

Less Weight, More Fulfilling

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 battery packs and electric motors in favor of a lighter-weight, more conventional powertrain. At this point it seems less likely that Honda would do so at one end of the market than Porsche would ditch t

Quick Spin
2014 Honda HPD CR-Z

How A Hybrid Becomes A Hot Hatch

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 the automaker has offered them for its street-legal vehicles, and it has chosen this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas to be the launch venue. Last year, Honda introduced the HPD Supercharged CR-Z Concept a

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