I promise to ease up on the green posts after this one, but fuel efficiency is among the top of most new car buyer’s shopping criteria. So, Top Speed has already announced that Honda plans to produce a road going hybrid version of their CR-Z Concept car that was revealed at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. The good news is that this attractive Honda hybrid should make it to the U.S.

The production CR-Z will be powered by a 1.5 Liter gasoline engine connected to either a conventional 6 speed manual transmission or a futuristic CVT. Honda has high hopes for sales in the U.S., 1500 units a month, although Europe remains the single largest market projected to absorb 2500 units per month.

The dreamers at Honda are scheduled to unveil a production prototype of the CR-V Hybrid sometime this year, with a production version to follow in 2010.

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Source: Jalopnik

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  (406) posted on 02.17.2010

yes, they should if they want to earn with their new hybrid car.

  (231) posted on 05.13.2009

FYI: The hybrid will be slotted under the FCX-inspired five door and deliver sports car fun with a hybrid badge. I don’t really care about the marketing, but I am just excited by the idea of compact, tossable high fuel mileage hot hatch.

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