Model: Honda CR-Z
Made In: China
The Honda CR-Z is a compact hybrid electric automobile manufactured by Honda and marketed as a “sport hybrid coupe.” The CR-Z combines a hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain with traditional sports car elements. The CR-Z is regarded as the spiritual successor to the second generation Honda CR-X in both name and exterior design.
The CR-Z is powered by a 1.5 L (92 cu in) i-VTEC SOHC inline-4 engine, designated as LEA, with Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid-electric system. A six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available. The system delivers a combined peak output of 122 bhp (91 kW) at 6000 rpm and 128 lb ft (174 Nm) at 1000 to 1500 rpm (123 lb ft (167 Nm) on CVT-equipped models). The gasoline motor itself contributes only 111 bhp (83 kW) at 6000 rpm and 106 lb ft (144 Nm) at 4800 rpm. An early road test of a Japanese-market CR-Z resulted in 0-60 in 10.5 seconds and the quarter mile in 17.6 seconds. Inside Line performed the same 0-60 test in 8.8 seconds, and Motor Trend, in 8.3 seconds.
Japanese fuel economy ratings are 4.0 litres per 100 kilometres (59 mpg) for CVT and 4.4 litres per 100 kilometres (53 mpg) for MT in 10 15 mode; and 4.4 litres per 100 kilometres (53 mpg-US) for CVT and 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres (48 mpg) for MT in JC08 mode.