The Tokyo Motor Show was host to many presentations of all sorts of models, but one extremely interesting vehicle was Honda’s second concept of the CR-Z hybrid coupe model, which previews the production-ready version set to appear at next year’s Detroit Motor Show.
“The Honda CR-Z will expand our lineup of hybrid vehicles and reinforce the fun-to-drive values associated with the Honda brand,” said Erik Berkman, vice president of Automobile Corporate Planning and Logistics for American Honda Motor Co., Inc in a prepared statement. “Beyond great styling and features, CR-Z will bring new levels of engagement and fun to customers interested a small car or a hybrid vehicle.”
The future Honda CR-Z will join the Insight and the Civic in the hybrid lineup of the Japanese carmaker, which recently revealed through its CEO that in the near future, his company will push for more hybrids, while still researching hydrogen-powered vehicles. The new model will appear in Japan and Europe at the beginning of 2010, while North Americans can expect it at the late stages of next year.
Tune in at the beginning of next year when the production-ready model will be showcased in Detroit. Until then, you can enjoy the video presentation of the CR-Z, courtesy of WorldCarFans. After that, why don’t you share you thoughts on the new hybrid coupe by leaving a comment.