Friday, April 06, 2007

Return of the CRX

Some of you may know that I drive a 1991 Honda CRX. The CRX, a 2-seat hatchback based on the Civic chassis, was quite popular because it was sporty but efficient. For a time, the CRX HF was the most fuel-efficiency car sold in America, while the CRX Si was popular with performance enthusiasts. Honda ended production of the cute little vehicle in 1991; yes, I have one of the last batch. Ever since that dark time, rumors have occasionally arisen that Honda would resurrect the little egg-shaped car. None of those rumors ever came to fruition, so I'm skeptical about the latest one. According to this article, a "serious design proposal is under way at [Honda's] R&D design studios," spurred on by the success of fun-to-drive small cars like the Mini. This new CRX, if it were to be produced, would be based on the Fit platform, which makes a lot of sense, given how large the Civic has grown since 1991. I guess we'll have to wait to see if this rumor pans out.

By the way, since Honda has also terminated production of the Insight, I'm also hoping a hybrid version of the future CRX will be available.

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