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Honda CR-Z Hybrid (2010/2011) Leaks

Wed, 09 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

Picture of the leaked Honda CR-Z Hybrid brochure

We saw the Honda CR-Z Hybrid at the Tokyo Motor Show a few months ago as what Honda called a concept. But it was clear that this new Hybrid Coupe from Honda was anything but a concept and was in fact a virtually production-ready car. So it’s no surprise to see a leaked picture of the Honda CR-Z brochure coming out of Japan.

What is a bit of a surprise is the somewhat liesurely performance of the CR-Z. We had expected to see the CR-Z coming in with a sub 9 second 0-60mph to support its ‘Sporty Hybrid’ pretensions, but it seems that the new coupe will be closer to 10 seconds when it hits the road in 2010.

Power will, as expected, come from a 1.5 litre petrol 4-pot with around 112bhp mated to an electric motor giving a dozen horses more. At least the promise of a proper manual ‘box has been delivered although a CVT will be an option. Economy seems to be listed at around 70mpg.

The figures for the CR-Z seem to offer little more than the pretty woeful Honda Insight and are, to say the least, a disappointment for a ‘Sporty’ hybrid. It would seem that Honda hopes the CR-Z will sell on its sporty looks rather than its performance, which is a bit of a let-down.

Buy we’ll know more once the CR-Z escapes in to the wild in the New Year

By Cars UK