Power comes from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine outfitted with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) technology.

Honda has announced plans to introduce an updated CR-Z Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Looking virtually production ready, the 2009 CR-Z Concept features subtle changes to the original CR-Z Concept that debuted in 2007. Notable differences include a new hood, revised headlights, "real" door handles, and a larger rear quarter window. Out back, the concept boasts a redesigned hatch, attractive taillights, and an aggressive rear diffuser (which may feature an integrated exhaust system).  The interior has been completely revised with something a bit more contemporary however some of the concept's design attributes still remain, such as the single dial instrument cluster.

Power comes from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine outfitted with Honda's Integrated Motor Assist technology. Connected to a six-speed manual transmission, the engine should allow the CR-Z to be entertaining and efficient.

According to Honda, "When the production version goes on sale in the UK next summer 2010, it will be the world's first sports hybrid car, and the first ever petrol-electric vehicle to employ a 6-speed manual transmission."

The 2009 CR-Z Concept will debut alongside the Skydeck Concept and the retro-inspired EV-N Concept.

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