Detroit 2010 Auto Show Video (NAIAS): Honda CR-Z Hybrid brings back the CRX love

Do you remember the Honda CRX, and how much fun it was to drive a small two seater hatchback?

Because Honda certainly does, and Honda hopes you recall it fondly…so much so…that it has brought back the basic concept in the all new 2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid.

Think of the CR-Z as the fitter and trimmer version of the old CRX, but this time the new CR-Z comes with an electric motor to get better gas mileage (in the high thirties mpg range) and better performance.

Plus, you’ll be please to note that you can buy the CR-Z Hybrid with both an automatic or a good old fashioned stick shift.

According to USATODAY:

“It goes on sale in late summer at a price yet to be disclosed. It
will be priced higher than the Honda Insight, another small hybrid,
which starts at $19,800.

The CR-Z is powered by a 166-horsepower
1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with Honda’s compact and lightweight Integrated
Motor Assist hybrid-electric system. Preliminary testing shows it may
get 36 miles per gallon city/38 mpg highway.”

Check out the car as it rolled onto the stage at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show below.

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