Hybrid Honda CR-Z Gets Green Light

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After yesterday's announcement of the Hybrid Honda Fit and continuation of the Civic Hybrid, Honda has announced it will be building a hybrid version of the radical CRX inspired Honda CR-Z Concept. The hybrid will be slotted under the FCX-inspired five door and deliver sports car fun with a hybrid badge. We don't really care about the marketing, but we're just excited by the idea of compact, tossable high fuel mileage hot hatch. [Carscoop]

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DISCUSSION

How much lighter would it be if they just ditched the fussy-sounding hybrid system and just concentrated on adding lightness in such a small car?

Side-curtain airbags and crumple zones notwithstanding, is it really that hard to make cars lighter these days?