Renee Zellweger's 1988 Honda CRX [via eBay Motors]
So where are the sales numbers? According to our partners over at AllCarsElectric.com, the CR-Z has racked up 8,000 orders to date in Japan. Honda’s target number for the year was 12,000 units, so they are 75% of the way there and in first quarter no less. The “big” question that still lingers is whether the car will succeed with American consumers. This is just my two cents, but if the car is fun, on the level of the original CRX, and priced right, like the original CRX, then consumers will buy. No, it won’t be necessarily for the hybrid powertrain or the green message. It might not be for rip-roaring performance either. Instead, it might be something more old fashion—liking the car.
Only thing to do now is to wait and see. Stay tuned for more Honda CR-Z updates and other news right here at CollegeCarGuide.com.