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I know not directly civic related. But I'm a huge fan of the idea of Honda bringing back the CR-Z sport hybrid as a new FWD coupe/hatch option to replace the civic coupe. FWD sport coupes have been a huge part of Honda's legacy, CRX, Prelude, Civic Coupe, Integra/RSX, etc. I'm an illustrator and graphic designer professionally. So I decided to mock up a concept sketch of a new CR-Z as well as a detailed spec/trim sheet just for fun.

Honda re-purchased the trademark for the CR-Z right before they officially cancelled the civic coupe. My hope is that someday, we will see a more sport focused 2 or 3 door model from honda that would compete head to head with the likes of the Veloster, GR86, and BRZ in the compact sport segment. The civic coupe was always a half hearted attempt due to it's relation to the civic sedan which had to be built with a focus on mass market appeal, and easy to drive/use configurations that ultimately held the coupe back from being a true sport compact in many ways. A new CR-Z could throw out much of the civic's size, weight, mass market appeal in favor of a form over function style with focus on performance and dynamics.

Again, these are my drawings and my spec sheet. Enjoy them. But they're in no way official honda materials.

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Prelude over CR-X/Z
Oh I did a full spec concept of the Prelude as well, just didn't do an associated concept drawing with the specs, so I didn't bother posting it.

To each his own, if it were up to me honda would offer both options along with a new S2000. But the prelude was always on the larger side of the sports car market (being based off of the accord coupe) and my personal tastes lean towards smaller more light weight offerings. In my specs the prelude would compete more closely with the mustang and camaro being a RWD or AWD mid size sports car.
 

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The original CR-Z had tons of potential but Honda messed up the formula. They opened up the door to the Veloster to take all of the business when Honda failed to bring a sporty vehicle to market like the CR-Z should have been. I loved the idea of the CR-Z when it was announced but what they brought to market was so watered down. So don't count on it happening in the future.
 

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The original CR-Z had tons of potential but Honda messed up the formula. They opened up the door to the Veloster to take all of the business when Honda failed to bring a sporty vehicle to market like the CR-Z should have been. I loved the idea of the CR-Z when it was announced but what they brought to market was so watered down. So don't count on it happening in the future.
I would totally expect Honda to err on the side of pleasing people who owned a CR-X 30 years ago.
 

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I would totally expect Honda to err on the side of pleasing people who owned a CR-X 30 years ago.
That's what I expected, and I would have bought one in a heartbeat. No such luck.

For the longest time Honda catered to soccer moms and retirees with their product line up when they axed all of their sporty cars, they've had a few decades of really boring product lines. I see glimmers of hope with the Type R and Si and Integra.
 

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We own 3 CRXs: a RHD SiR, a 1991 Si, and a 1990 HF with a B18 in it. Honda (or any American car manufacturer for that matter) is unable to produce a modern, lightweight AND small car that would pass today's safety standards. You do NOT want to get in an accident in a sub 2000 pound vehicle with poor standard safety equipment (have you seen the sorry excuse for crash bars in CRXs???) with a modern vehicle. That said, they're a blast to drive!
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