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Old 06-18-2016, 02:03 PM   #1, helping ugly ppl have sex since 2001
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Honda To Discontinue The CR-Z

Honda CR-Z discontinued in Canada | CTV News | Autos
Honda Canada will discontinue sales of its compact hybrid hatchback, the CR-Z, starting in 2017. Existing stock will continue to be available for sale from dealerships that have inventory.
The vehicle sold poorly from the start with only 517 units rolling off dealership lots in 2011, its first full year in the Canadian market. From there, things only got worse as sales figures declined–a total of 55 CR-Zs sold in the 2015 calendar year and only 1,324 copies have sold in Canada to date.
News of the CR-Z’s demise was confirmed by GoodCarBadCar after the outlet spoke with Honda Canada spokesperson Maki Inoue about the vehicle’s future. “As Honda aligns its product portfolio to best take advantage of growth opportunities in the marketplace, it will add a new Accord Hybrid, and discontinue [the] CR-Z this year,” said Inoue.
Related: 14 car and truck models that were discontinued in 2015
The CR-Z was initially touted as a sporty proposition to young buyers who craved excitement behind the wheel. The stakes were high as the compact hatchback was anticipated as a modern replacement for the much-loved CR-X–a car that developed a cult-following among Honda enthusiasts thanks to its sprightly dynamics, playful character and wallet-inflating efficiency.
The CR-X was a tough act to follow, but the recipe for continued success was clear: build a lightweight, efficient and sporty hatchback that packs an engaging performance punch along with plenty of attitude. This is where the CR-Z lost the plot. While the car’s styling was spot-on, its driving experience missed the mark, leaving drivers feeling somewhat disconnected from the vehicle in comparison to its predecessor.
On a positive note, Honda’s CR-Z was the first and only hybrid car available with a manual stick-shift transmission, and it was also the only two-seat hybrid available shy of a Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1 or Ferrari LaFerrari.
I briefly considered purchasing a CR-Z, but it really seemed to have an identity crisis when I test drove it.

The newer ones with an optional supercharger (197 hp) are intriguing, however.
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:33 PM   #2
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CRZ was extremely slow and really bad on gas. Despite being a hybrid, I heard it only gets 30+mpg in real life.

People swap K20 into CRZ and gets about the same gas mileage, but huge weight savings and goes a lot faster because of increased power and ditching electric motor and heavy battery.

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I always thought of the Veloster as a more spiritual successor to the CRX than the CRZ.
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Not very quick. Not particularly efficient. Not practical. What are you left with?
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Wait, they still make the CR-Z?
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:56 AM   #6
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This was the worst "sports" car attempt by Honda. The Hybrid sports cars you see nowadays are fast off the line with the electric motor and then fast up top with the gas motor. Older honda cars like ITR and S2k beat the crz in every way using less fancy technology so you're not buying this car for performance. From what I heard, it wasn't exactly the best on gas and a honda fit got better millage, so it's not exactly green. What you're left with is perhaps awesome looks? Veloster had that area beat as well.

I used to be a huge fan of Honda cars, but there's just nothing I want anymore. When they first launced this car in 2010, they they should have just put a K20R engine and either supercharge or turbocharge it to push 300hp+. Had they done this, it would have been the closest thing we would have seen to a Civic Type-R or call it CRX-R for that matter. People would have cared and this would still be be highly desirable today. Instead, they waited 6 years to come out with a turbo Civic Type R and we're still getting the watered down version in north america. They're 6 years too late.
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Just bring the S660 to North America already please
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I did think it was cool being the only hybrid with a manual transmission on th market.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:38 PM   #9
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it was a hybrid?!
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theres another one planned for 2018, possibly turbocharged and not sucky

2018 Honda CR-Z Rendered, May Ditch Hybrid for New Turbo ? News ? Car and Driver
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lol i just never understood why they just didn't ditch that retarded hybrid motor and put a full on gas engine or a performance (read Si) engine on it instead

it had good potential when it was announced but it was pretty much bungled through its entire lifetime

makes you questions just how educated the people are behind this disaster
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Forget about the CRZ, bring the S660 to Canada

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I don't know if they will ever bring the S660.
Japanese car manufactures never brought in a kei car into North America.
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