The quicker the process is, less hurt you will feel . There is no easy way to say to you that the Honda CR-Z Mugen RR hybrid hatchback will not see the production light. Bummer, eh? Such as disappointment as we were pretty excited when the Japanese automaker revealed their sporty hybrid hatchback and even hinted that they might be looking for the opportunity to make the production version of the CR-Z Mugen RR.
Well, the main reason that why Honda has to cancel the production version for the CR-Z Mugen RR hybrid is because this hatchback only produces 200 horsepower. And to achieve that amount of power, an ordinary CR-Z with additional turbo can easily reach that figure. So, if Honda forced itself to produce the CRZ-Mugen RR hybrid, it definitely will cost more than producing regular hatchback.
Okay, this is the second times Honda announced that the CR-Z Mugen RR hybrid will not make it into production line-up. Now, the elements on sporty hybrid like carbon fiber bonnet, passenger doors, and tailgate are pretty much pricey. The massive 18-inch wheels are covered in paint, not rubber, so they add couple of bucks.
We get it, Honda is desperately is looking for proper sportscar on its line-up. You still remember when the Japanese carmaker introduced the S2000, right? They need a car like the S2000, but Honda’s main concern is about giving back to the community which in this case, creating an eco-friendly cars. Honda’s best shot for eco-friendly sportscar might be coming in the form of Honda Civic Type R that probably using a turbocharged 2.0L engine. So, why assigned Mugen to create CR-Z RR hybrid in the first place anyway?