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Honda has killed the CR-Z

2016 Honda CR-Z

The news isn't all that surprising, but Honda has stopped producing the CR-Z hybrid. Instead of making a big announcement, Honda quietly ended production, according to Car and Driver.

Even though the CR-Z was supposed to be the spiritual successor to the CRX, it never truly achieved those lofty expectations. Honda only managed to sell about 1,000 CR-Zs in the first six months of this year, which means that most buyers won't even notice when it isn't included in Honda's 2017 lineup.

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Even though its sporty styling made the CR-Z hybrid look more fun than the Insight, under the hood, there wasn't that much fun. The CR-Z's biggest flaw was that it was powered by an unimpressive 1.5L hybrid system that only generated 130 horsepower.

Now that the Insight is long gone and the CR-Z is following suit, Honda is now focusing its attention on the upcoming Clarity fuel cell, plug-in hybrid and electric models, plus the updated 2017 Accord Hybrid.

Source: Car and Driver

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