During the first week of Dec., we’ll get to hang out with the 2011 Honda CR-Z for a week long review and we’re kind of looking forward to that – especially now since the CR-Z was just awarded The Car of the Year Japan 2010-2011 by the Japan Car of the Year Executive Committee.
“We are very proud that the CR-Z has been selected from the strong contenders of new models as the Car of the Year Japan 2010-2011,” said Takanobu Ito, President and CEO, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. “This award shows that the public has accepted Honda”s aspiration to supply exceptional environmental performance in a fun-to-drive hybrid car at an affordable price, as well as Honda”s desire to spread the joy of owning and driving a car. We also believe that this award for the CR-Z reflects the true value of the combined efforts of our business partners and the many others who supported CR-Z development and production. Going forward, Honda intends to bring more joy to an even larger number of customers.”
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 a 6-speed manual, the CR-Z returns an EPA-estimated 31/37/34 mpg (city/highway/combined). With the CVT transmission, the CR-Z returns 35/39/37 mpg. Prices in the United States start at $19,200.
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– By: Omar Rana