Honda has announced they are no longer taking orders in Australia for the slow-selling CR-Z.

Honda has announced they are no longer taking orders in Australia for the slow-selling CR-Z.

It was almost a year ago when Honda decided to axe the CR-Z (and Insight) from Europe and now the company has decided to withdraw the model from Australia as well. As a consequence, you can no longer place an order in the Land Down Under for the hybrid hatchback but you might be lucky enough to buy one of the remaining units although the stock is almost depleted.

Still available in United States where it costs $20,935, the 2015 Honda CR-Z has a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine working together with an electric motor and a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional CVT. It has a combined output of 130 bhp & 140 lb-ft and will do 31 mpg city / 38 mpg highway / 34 mpg combined with the manual and 36 / 39 / 37 mpg with the CVT.

Those who need more power can get the manual US-spec CR-Z with an optional supercharger kit priced at $5,495 which lifts output by 67 bhp to 197 bhp. The added oomph can be matched with other upgrades such as a limited slip differential and a sport clutch.

At the moment there's no info regarding a second generation CR-Z but in some ways the upcoming S660 could be seen as an alternative.

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Honda CR-Z discontinued in Australia