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Leaked Japanese brochure reveals tech details on Honda's new hybrid sports car

The production version of Honda’s new CR-Z hybrid sports car has been revealed after its Japanese brochure leaked onto the internet.

Visual changes from the concept appear to be minimal – only different front and rear lights and alloy wheels, as well as minor modifications to its front feature. LED front and rear lights will make production.

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Details have been scarce so far on its tech features, but the leaked brochure confirms that the production Honda CR-Z will be powered by the 1.5-litre i-VTEC four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox seen in the concept. It produces, according to the brochure, 113bhp at 6000rpm and 107lb ft at 4800rpm.

Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist electric motor adds a further 13bhp at 1500rpm and 58lb ft at 1000rpm. The brochure also claims the CR-Z will get from 0-62mph in 9.7sec.

The interior will glow three different colours depending on which mode is selected: Econ, Normal or Sport.

Dimensions have also been revealed in the brochure. The Honda CR-Z will have a 2435mm wheelbase, a length of 4080mm, a width of 1740mm and a height of 1395mm.

The production car will be launched at next month’s Detroit motor show before sales start in April with a price tag of around £18,000.

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Wanger 10 December 2009

Re: Honda CR-Z spec 'revealed'

At last, the worlds first desirable hybrid sporty hatch thats affordable!

Some really nice design touches and it I think it looks even better than the white concept versions...The car is very much in the style of the CRX, and thats a car that still looks good 20+ years on.

As usual Honda produces tomorrows cars now.........

Think demand will outstrip demand so should be a sound investment too.

Zeddy 10 December 2009

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HyundaiSmoke wrote:
Also, like newer Hondas I expect the interior to be uber cheap, like 5 years ago Hyundai cheap.

Do you ever quit?

Last time I looked at an Accent it had more cheap plastic inside than your blow up girl friend.

Try a Honda gearbox then a Hyundai one. Quality is more than skin deep.

Hmmmm, the performance of the CRZ is far from impressive given the look of it.

stevied 10 December 2009

Re: Honda CR-Z spec 'revealed'

The only other things I can pick out of the brochure blurb is: 3D speedometer; "tuned suspension"; front sensors (centre and corner); rear sensors (corner). I guess the sensors are for proximity of objects/cars or parking view...? The CR-Z has been around in Japan for a few years, but until now has been a four-door kind of a squashed minvan-cum-hatchback. Always thought it looked quite good. The new hybrid two-door looks better. Shame about the actual speed of the thing...but maybe as it looks quite fast, that will suffice! Surprised it is a manual transmission for the Japanese market.