Could this be American Honda Motors idea of a new Honda CR-X replacement? The original Honda CR-X was launched as the Honda Ballade Sports CR-X or the Honda Civic CR-X, depending on region. The moniker CR-X itself stood for Civic Racing eXperiment, and was sold in the American market as an economical two-seater hatchback, and in other regions as a 4-seater.
Honda designed the new REMIX Concept to give you a fighter jet-like driving experience with the wrap-around canopy of the car. The platform is a front wheel drive, and is designed to take in a four-cylinder engine (high revving K20A?) and preferably a 6-speed manual transmission. Despite the existence of the 3-door Honda Civic Type R available in Europe, that car is not available in the US market. The car was developed by American Honda Motor’s market research arm Honda R&D Americas, Inc – who have so far had alot of freedom in designing Honda cars because of the size of the US market, evident by US-only Honda models like the Ridgeline pick-up truck, Pilot, Element, and the US-market Odyssey.
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Honda R&D Americas Lead Designer Ben Davidson