Honda CR-Z Coming To US?

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Feeding our hatch need like Sigfried & Roy feed tigers, a magazine scan from Temple of VTEC points to a production version of the Honda CR-Z Concept for U.S. consumption. Will the CRX return?

We've already reported on the CR-Z Hybrid getting a green light, but then we worried the rumors were about the Honda Insight. If this scan from Japanese automag Mag-X and a TOV-posters translation are to be believed, the new CR-Z will be a small, non-hybrid hatch equipped with a small fourbanger and a CVT and six-speed manual transmission.

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With monthly sales targets of 1,500 for North America and an introduction early in 2010, this could be the CRessureXion we were all waiting for. We want to believe.

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[Temple of VTEC]

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For it to be a real CRX successor, it should be based on the Fit and not the Civic. The Civic is getting too big.

Take a Fit, turn that into a CRX-style hatchback, drop in a K-series engine and Honda will have a winner.