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Bringing back the fun of the Honda CRX, if that’s possible, with Insight hybrid roots

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With the demise of the Honda S2000, this summer will see that two-seater replaced with another two-seat fun machine, Honda Canada confirmed in Toronto at the CIAS, with the Canadian introduction of the CR-Z Hybrid hatchback.
The many folks who fondly remember Honda’s two-seat CRX will appreciate the new CR-Z, as it follows the same lighter is better formula, although this time largely based on the Honda Insight hatchback rather than the Civic. The CR-Z therefore offers a similar 1.5-litre Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) engine as the Insight hybrid, with 122 hp, but with less weight and more performance thanks to two seats, and the availability of an enthusiast-friendly six-speed manual transmission. Continue reading

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Honda CR-Z

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Last year, Honda launched the second-generation Insight, which made headlines for being the cheapest hybrid on the market. However, most Canadian automotive journalists did not give the Insight high marks, many even marking it as the “worst car of 2009.” Continue reading

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