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Euro-spec CR-Z revealed

2010-02-09 10:08
Near identical to the version shown recently at the Detroit Motor Show, the Euro spec CR-Z does add a few cool new features…

Indeed, Honda retains the line of this car being its "most exciting hybrid yet", saying it  has a responsive chassis, great handling, six-speed manual gearbox and a low emissions package, too boot.

The 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine shackled to Honda's IMA hybrid system is also common to the US version. CR-Z is claimed to produce emissions of 117 g/km and consume 4.2 l/100 km of fuel.

However, despite this being a hybrid model, Honda assures it will be fun to drive, particularly with the hybrid system will keep emissions low.

3-Mode Drive System

CR-Z has a three-mode drive system that allows drivers to choose between different driving modes, depending on their needs or on the road conditions.

Out of the city and faced with clear roads, the driver may want to engage the Sport mode, while Econ makes more sense in congested urban areas. Normal mode provides a balance between the two, Honda says.

What does change for the European version is that it adds daytime running lights in the form of eight LEDs (a first for a production Honda) and a flexible 2+2 seating arrangement.

CR-Z comes to South Africa in the second half of this year.


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