Video: Former Top Gear host takes a spin in the 2011 Honda CR-Z

Jason Barlow test-drives the 2011 Honda CR-Z

For its latest video about the new 2011 CR-Z hybrid hatchback, Honda hired former Top Gear host Jason Barlow. Barlow was on Top Gear for a total of 53 episodes from 2000 to 2001 and is now an editor-at-large for BBC’s Top Gear magazine, a contributing editor at Britain’s GQ magazine and a columnist for The Sunday Times.

Check out his take on the 2011 Honda CR-Z in the video posted after the jump.

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Refresher: The 2011 Honda CR-Z is powered by a 1.5L i-VTEC mated to Honda”s Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system. It produces a total of 122-hp and a maximum torque of 128 lb-ft when mated to manual transmission (123 lb-ft for CVT models). Fuel-economy is estimated at 31/37 mpg (city/highway) for the manual model and 36/38 mpg for the CVT model. Sales begin in the second half of 2010.

2011 Honda CR-Z:

Jason Barlow drives the 2011 Honda CR-Z:

2011 Honda CR-Z:

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Source: Honda (via CarScoop)