Honda hybrid CR-Z
DETROIT--Honda debuted its production version of the hybrid CR-Z Monday here at the North American International Auto Show.
Disclosure: Stephen Shankland's spouse is employed by Tesla Motors.
Honda CR-Z steering wheel
The CR-Z's steering wheel has abundant controls for music, cruise control, and telephony. To the left of the steering wheel on the dashboard are three buttons that control the driving mode: sport, normal, and economy.
Honda CR-Z Hatchback
The CR-Z hybrid's trunk has a removable, retractable cover.
Honda CR-Z hybrid
The hybrid CR-Z resembles a progenitor from the 1980s, the Honda CR-X.
Passenger view of Honda CR-Z hybrid
The hybrid CR-Z comes with a six-speed manual transmission standard or an optional continuously-variable automatic transmission that gets better gas mileage. In the center of the dashboard is the display used for the optional satellite navigation system.
Honda CR-Z hybrid engine
The Honda CR-Z hybrid's 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine is supplemented with a 10-kilowatt electric motor.
Honda CR-Z cockpit
The driver's-eye view of the CR-Z's interior.
Dog's-eye view of the Honda CR-Z
Passengers could be squeezed into the rear of the Honda CR-Z thanks to a fold-up bed, but it didn't look comfortable unless you're a dog.