Honda’s sporty hybrid concept will be revealed at this October’s Tokyo Motor Show.

The CR-Z Concept 2009 is the most recent prototype of a compact, agile coupe using Honda’s IMA technology. When the production version goes on sale in the UK next summer 2010, it will be the first ever petrol-electric vehicle to employ a 6-speed manual transmission. Honda also claim that it will be “the world’s first sports hybrid car”, which is perhaps very different from having the same meaning as a ‘hybrid sports car’.

We look forward to seeing more of Honda’s CR-Z which reminds us a little of Honda’s first-generation Insight Hybrid from 1999.