I'm just taking a guess here that Honda's CR-Z is below Honda's sales expectations now. One of the main reasons I believe this is because I was around back in the days of the CRX, even bought one and back in the day you couldn't go anywhere without spotting one, unlike the CR-Z I can't even remember the last time I spotted one on the roads. My guess is they must be all over California So anyhow let's say Honda appointed one of us to design a new car inspired by the CRX, I'm wondering what would you do differently than Honda did this time around? I was thinking about making this a poll but I don't want that to get in the way of any creativity here that wouldn't cover my choices in the poll.
Anyhow, my idea for the new CRZ would be something similar to the original CRX's.
- My entry level model would include a small engine, possibly something around 1300cc and like all my CRZ's would have a choice of stick or automatic trannies.
- Mid level would use the same 1300cc and a hybrid power train or whatever it takes to beat Prius MPG, keeping the weight down is one plan of attack.
-While upper level could use the 1500cc + some kind of forced induction, even if I can't picture Honda using a supercharger.