Honda Debuts Production CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe for 2011 Model Year
In brief: Honda has long hinted at a two-door coupe hybrid to be a sportier option than the Insight hybrid. The production model debuted as a resurrection of the CR-Z coupe for 2011.
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Make/Model: CR-Z Hybrid
Unveiled as the 2011 model CR-Z, the coupe is a sport hybrid that resurrects what many Honda enthusiasts consider a classic sports coupe. This makes hybrid #3 in Honda's lineup so far, the others being the Civic and Insight hybrids.
Hitting showrooms later this year, the new CR-Z will be powered by a 1.5L i-VTEC engine with the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid-electric system. It will also have a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. A 10kW electric motor assists acceleration and acts as a generator during regenerative braking.
The car is expected to get 31mpg in the city and 37mpg on highway.
And so ...
Definitely a greatly-anticipated addition to Honda's lineup and one that rounds out Honda's current on-road offerings.
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