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cfg83 10-09-2007 03:29 PM

Honda showing CR-Z hybrid sports concept
 
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Hello -

A hybrid CRX anyone?

Honda showing CR-Z hybrid sports concept, bizarre, touchable PUYO, new Fit at Tokyo
http://www.motortrend.com/features/a...onda_concepts/
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Honda has announced two new concepts will be shown at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show later this month, the CR-Z and the PUYO. Quite different in both execution and purpose, both are based on a design philosophy that emphasizes Honda's eco-friendly attitude.

The CR-Z's reference to the Honda CR-X compact sports coupe of years gone by is an obvious one. Standing for Compact Renaissance Zero, the CR-Z is designed as a lightweight, hybrid sports car. Honda says the CR-Z focuses on a return to fundamentals, while offering a sporting feel and a small environmental footprint. We feel that the existing powertrain in the Civic Hybrid could find a good home in the engine bay of the CR-Z -- much as the original CRX made use of the Civic's engine.

Ha ha, the Zero might also memorialize the Japanese Zero fighter plane of WWII!

CarloSW2

rh77 10-09-2007 08:08 PM

Mitz
 
Yeah, but Mitsubishi built them. Try owning one and getting the comment, "Didn't they build planes during WWII..."

Most people that buy it won't even know what that means...

RH77

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Originally Posted by cfg83 (Post 75914)
Hello -

A hybrid CRX anyone?

Honda showing CR-Z hybrid sports concept, bizarre, touchable PUYO, new Fit at Tokyo
http://www.motortrend.com/features/a...onda_concepts/
Attachment 978


Ha ha, the Zero might also memorialize the Japanese Zero fighter plane of WWII!

CarloSW2


SVOboy 10-09-2007 08:18 PM

Oh well, if you don't want to buy cars from companies that supported killing people in the war, I'd stay away from ford, :p (well, technically, all of them...and then you get into japanese companies like toyota and nissan and their support of the korean war, la la la).

Looks interesting, but prolly another one of the crx hoaxes that crop up every year, or at least one that won't end up going any where.

Gearshredder 10-09-2007 08:49 PM

it always looks better as a 3d rendered model. I wanna see a prototype before i get interested. :)

cfg83 10-10-2007 08:40 AM

rh77 -

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Originally Posted by rh77 (Post 75970)
Yeah, but Mitsubishi built them. Try owning one and getting the comment, "Didn't they build planes during WWII..."

Most people that buy it won't even know what that means...

RH77

Ha ha, I was waiting for someone to post that.

CarloSW2

cfg83 10-10-2007 08:42 AM

SVOboy -

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Originally Posted by SVOboy (Post 75971)
Oh well, if you don't want to buy cars from companies that supported killing people in the war, I'd stay away from ford, :p (well, technically, all of them...and then you get into japanese companies like toyota and nissan and their support of the korean war, la la la).

Looks interesting, but prolly another one of the crx hoaxes that crop up every year, or at least one that won't end up going any where.

Since Honda started in the 1950's, I *think* it hasn't built any vehicles that were specifically designed for the military (yet).

CarloSW2

SVOboy 10-10-2007 08:44 AM

Yeah, well, I didn't say anything about honda, :), but they've prolly built something tainted by blood somewhere, *shrug*

rh77 10-10-2007 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by cfg83 (Post 76011)
Ha ha, I was waiting for someone to post that.

CarloSW2

My Dad always teases me about my "Foreign Car" purchases. Now that he's actually seen and driven some Hondas (and the reliability we've had), he's actually looking at replacing the Olds with a Honda now :cool:. As long as it's made in Ohio...:rolleyes:

I never saw it as much in the "Rust Belt" growing up, but shouldn't VW, BMW and Mercedes be held as accountable for "War Machines"? Probably since the small, fuel efficient cars of the late 70's and early 80's from Toyota, Datsun, and Honda gave the Big 3 a run for their money while the others had smaller, niche markets. It got personal, later.

RH77

cfg83 10-10-2007 02:08 PM

Gearshredder -

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Originally Posted by Gearshredder (Post 75976)
it always looks better as a 3d rendered model. I wanna see a prototype before i get interested. :)

Here are some more URLs :

Honda CR-Z Hybrid Concept Car Too Awesome to Be a Honda
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/honda/hon...nda-308956.php
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TOKYO, Japan, October 9, 2007-Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it will exhibit production and concept automobiles and a number of technologies at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show (sponsored byJapan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.), to be held from Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 11, 2007, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Honda CR-Z Concept Car
http://jalopnik.com/cars/tokyo-auto-...car-308556.php

CarloSW2

cfg83 10-10-2007 05:14 PM

rh77 -

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Originally Posted by rh77 (Post 76063)
My Dad always teases me about my "Foreign Car" purchases. Now that he's actually seen and driven some Hondas (and the reliability we've had), he's actually looking at replacing the Olds with a Honda now :cool:. As long as it's made in Ohio...:rolleyes:

I agree with your Dad :thumbup: .

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I never saw it as much in the "Rust Belt" growing up, but shouldn't VW, BMW and Mercedes be held as accountable for "War Machines"? Probably since the small, fuel efficient cars of the late 70's and early 80's from Toyota, Datsun, and Honda gave the Big 3 a run for their money while the others had smaller, niche markets. It got personal, later.
RH77
Any corporation in existence during WWII would have been producing war material for the home country, so the question could be applied equally. Here's a hypothetical/controversial question for you. If you were Jewish, would you buy a car manufactured by VW/BMW/MB?

I agree with the niche market argument. They weren't the ones taking market share away from the big 3.

CarloSW2


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