Honda CR-Z brochure leak hints at new nav option

Scans of the brochure for the Honda CR-Z have been making the rounds on the Net, giving us a peak at what you get when you apply the terms performance, compact, and hybrid to a production car.

Honda CR-Z brochure scan
We know that we should be concerned with the CR-Z's performance, but the possibility of a new Honda nav system has us excited. Temple of VTEC

Scans of the brochure for the Honda CR-Z have been making the rounds on the Net, giving us a peak at what you get when you apply the terms performance, compact, and hybrid to a production car.

However, upon taking a look at the interior photos, we were hit with what looks like even more good news: the navigation system's new button layout seems to suggest that the CR-Z may be getting a new system. Which is great, considering Honda's current goes-in-everything navigation system is over half a decade old. Does this mean no more DVD-based navigation? Are we finally going to get traffic data? Is this the end of the funky PC-card slots behind the motorized touch screen? Hopefully, yes.

Honda CR-Z brochure scan
It appears that the production CR-Z will remain true to the concept. Temple of VTEC

It also looks like the digital instrument cluster is sporting some heavy LCD usage, which also gets us all hot and bothered...um, sorry.

If the CR-Z can match the expectations of a generation of rabid CRX lovers and deliver zippy performance, a tossable chassis, and decent fuel economy, an upgraded cabin tech package could be the feather in its cap. But we won't know for sure until we get some time behind the wheel after the CR-Z is unveiled at the 2010 Detroit auto show.

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Antuan Goodwin gained most of his automotive knowledge the old fashioned way, by turning wrenches in a driveway and picking up speeding tickets. From drivetrain tech and performance to car audio installs and cabin tech, if it's on wheels, Antuan is knowledgeable. Email Antuan, follow him on Twitter, or like him on Facebook. Antuan

 

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