One interesting feature you’ll find in the near-production Honda CR-Z hybrid is a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, rather than the Insight’s CVT. This vehicle goes into production next year in Japan. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Don’t expect the attractive sheetmetal to be altered before the car hits the showroom floor, and that interior is pretty much the same one you’ll be able to sample in 2010.

[via Autoblog]

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