All-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe goes on sale across Canada on August 10
All-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe goes on sale across Canada on August 10 by Auto123.com
With an emphasis on efficient performance, the all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z introduces a sleek two-passenger coupe design with quick, sporty handling to the gasoline-electric hybrid segment. The exterior’s distinctive “one-motion” wedge form originates from its low-slung hood to form a broad forward stance. The interior offers a high-tech appearance and ergonomically intuitive controls. Well equipped, the CR- Z demonstrates Honda's commitment to safety in the design and construction.
To supply both power and fuel efficiency, the 1.5-litre i-VTEC 4- cylinder engine matches perfectly with the Honda’s compact and lightweight Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system. Standard on the CR- Z, a sport-focused six-speed manual transmission is a first for any mass-produced hybrid. An automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
(CVT) is available and includes steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual-like gear-ratio control. An exclusive three-mode drive system allows to configure the driving mode and the vehicle’s responsiveness for Sport, Normal or Econ (Economy).
“The two-seater CR-Z is a personal sport hybrid coupe for driving enthusiasts that provides an elevated sense of responsibility toward the environment. Honda’s CR-Z is the first gasoline-electric hybrid car designed to maximize style and fun, dynamic handling and fuel efficiency,” said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president Honda Canada Inc.
Honda announces the two manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP), $23,490 for the standard model with a 6-speed manual transmission, and $24,290 for the optional CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).