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Honda CR-Z orders top 10,000 in Japan in first month

The all-new Honda CR-Z hybrid sports coupe is proving popular in its homeland of Japan. After just one month on sale in the Japanese market, the country’s second-largest vehicle manufacturer has taken more than 10,000 orders, ten times initial monthly predictions. Half of those buyers were new to the brand, and Honda is now just 2000 vehicles away from its conservative first-year prediction of 12,000...

Honda CR-Z sport hybrid tallies 7000 orders in Japan

Honda has already recorded 7000 orders for its all-new CR-Z sport hybrid in Japan, only 5000 shy of its projected annual target. The Honda CR-Z, which went on sale in Japan on February 25, 2010, is a sport-oriented petrol-electric hybrid three-door hatch powered by the combination of a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine and an electric motor...

2011 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe revealed at NAIAS

Honda has unveiled the production version of its CR-Z hybrid coupe at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. And despite there being no official plans for a local launch yet, Honda Australia's Mark Higgins this morning confirmed the CR-Z is on Honda's wishlist...

2010 Honda CR-Z spy photos

A leaked brochure of Honda's CR-Z hybrid sports coupe has spoiled the manufacturer's plans of keeping the car a secret until next year's Detroit International Motor Show. The brochure, which also details the CR-Z's technical specs, shows a production version of the car near identical to that of the concept first seen earlier this year at the Tokyo Motor Show, albeit without the concept's futuristic headlamps...

Honda CR-Z sports hybrid concept nears production

The latest iteration of Honda's sporty CR-Z hybrid concept is set to be revealed at the Tokyo motor show in near-production trim as the spiritual successor to the original Honda CRX. The 2009 CR-Z Concept will arrive in the UK by 2010 as the world's first sports hybrid car, and the first ever petrol-electric vehicle to use a six-speed manual transmission...

Honda CR-Z concept set for production

The second green-car announced by Honda boss, Takeo Fukui, will be based on the CR-Z Concept car - a small, agile sportscar. Unlike the Honda FCX which is powered by Hydrogen, the CR-Z utilises a traditional hybrid powertrain. The new sports car will mark the beginning of the Japanese manufacturers aggressive move towards Hybrid cars...