All About Honda CRX
The Honda CRX was launched in Japan as a compact sports car. The car was originally called the ballade sports CRX, which was claimed to stand for Civic Renaissance Model X.
When it was introduced in 1984, Honda CRX
was distinctively known for being hatchback, lightweight and most importantly economical. Since people are usually thrilled by the idea of riding a racing sports car that’s cheap and affordable, people loved the Honda CRX
. Yet, they didn’t just love it for its reduced price.
The Honda car promised excellent performance that was sure to pump up your adrenaline level. Even though the Honda car
could only sustain two passengers, people didn’t give it up. Many thought it was one of the best features, since the two-passenger policy added to the racy, speedy ambience. In Europe though, this car model
appeared with 4-seat availability.
The car was equipped with a powerful ZC engine that supplied 130 horse powers. Even though CRX
was made long before the hybrid industry and eco-friendly cars, it was dubbed best mileage per gallon (mpg). It did 50 mpg in the city and 60 mpg on the highway, where it really belonged. This made the 1.3-litre car more popular and more on demand than ever.
During the years, Honda managed to update it many times. These attempts included a 1495cc SOHC engine, and later an updated version of the 1590cc DOHC ZC engine. The previous engines of other Honda models
were also fitted with fuel injection, which was considered the norm or standard. Honda also tried to update and change the car’s appearance. This was done through changing the chassis from innovative edged curve bar front and partially independent back, to fully independent wishbones all around in line. Honda also changed the body of the car in addition to the previous change. Having done all that, Honda Company
expected a drastic response from the public, but most people found that the new design wasn’t so different from the old one.
Honda introduced the Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system in 1989 to control and regulate the valves responsible for pumping the air into the engine. This improved the fuel utilization considerably, as well as a more efficient time spent to reach maximum rotation per minute (rpm) from idle state. A new engine required a new look, so Honda
modernized the look of the bumpers, dashboard and lights. In addition it updated some performance tools such as brakes and suspension.
The car was replaced with the Honda Civic Del Sol in1992. Although Honda considered the Del sol a completely variation from the Honda CRX
, people considered the Del sol the third generation of the mighty car. Much to people’s dismay, the CRX
or Del Sol line was terminated in 1997, leaving a large gap in the market and people begging for its return. Several rumors are created every year about a new reproduction of the CRX, but no official news was announced. It seems people will never forget the CRX.