The all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe, making its U.S. production debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last january, introduces sleek styling and sporty handling to the hybrid segment, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda said,”The CR-Z is a personal sport hybrid coupe for people with a spirit of adventure and an elevated sense of responsibility toward the environment,” and “It’s the first hybrid designed to maximize style and fun, in addition to efficiency and economy.”
The Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with Honda’s compact and lightweight Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid-electric system. The two-passenger CR-Z introduces a new three-mode drive system that allows the driver to select between Sport, Econ (Economy) and Normal driving modes.
The exterior’s distinctive “one-motion” wedge form originates from its low-slung hood to form a broad forward stance. A side profile with a deeply inset beltline conveys a dynamic tension, while the short wheelbase and large, wide front grille accents the vehicle’s athletic presence.
Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe Specification
Brakes standard anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD)
Wheels 16×6-inch aluminum wheels
Transmission six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is available
Type: 1.5-liter i-VTEC
Horsepower @ RPM 122 horsepower at 6,000 rpm
Engine & Transmission
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 128 lb-ft.
Headlights High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights
Steering Wheel perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™)
Fuel Economy 36 city/38 highway miles per gallon