The CR-Z was discontinued in Europe back in February, leading to speculation that the slow-selling hybrid would be pulled from the U.S. as well, especially once Honda decided to stop selling the Insight here after the 2014 model year.
However, there will be a 2015 Honda CR-Z, albeit one with no changes from the previous model year.
The only available powertrain still consists of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor, which produce a combined 130 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque.
The CR-Z was designed to appeal to enthusiasts of performance as well as efficiency, which is why it's the only hybrid currently available with a manual transmission.
That six-speed gearbox can be swapped for a CVT, which comes with a lower torque output of 127 lb-ft but higher fuel-economy ratings.
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The CVT is the more efficient CR-Z choice, achieving 37 mpg combined (36 mpg city, 39 mpg highway), compared to the manual's 34 mpg combined (31 mpg city, 38 mpg highway).
Pricing starts at $20,935 for a base 2015 model with the manual transmission, or $21,585 with the CVT. Both prices include destination.
Standard equipment includes Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, and automatic climate control.
The CR-Z EX model adds high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights, an upgraded audio system, and other features for $1,845 more, while a navigation system can be added for $1,500 on top of that.
In addition, Honda Performance Development parts introduced for the 2014 model year--including a factory-approved supercharger kit--are still available for owners that want to give their cars a little more spunk.
The 2015 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe is on sale now.