Honda CR-Z Hybrid coming to U.S. in 2010, production model to debut in Detroit
Honda has taken the wraps off its new CR-Z Concept at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show. The Japanese automaker confirmed that the CR-Z will be introduced to the North American market in the second half of 2010 as a sporty, 2-seat hybrid model.
“The Honda CR-Z will expand our lineup of hybrid vehicles and reinforce the fun-to-drive values associated with the Honda brand,” said Erik Berkman, vice president of Automobile Corporate Planning and Logistics for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Beyond great styling and features, CR-Z will bring new levels of engagement and fun to customers interested a small car or a hybrid vehicle.”
Power will come from a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine mated to Honda”s Integrated Motor Assist hybrid technology. The engine will be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a optional CVT automatic. Honda said it has no gasoline variants of the CR-Z planned as of right now.
Honda confirmed that the production version of the Honda CR-Z will make its world debut at the January 2010 Detroit Auto Show.
2009 Honda CR-Z Concept:
– By: Omar Rana