Honda CR-Z: The Best Hybrid Features
The new CRZ is a compact hybrid electric car manufactured by Honda and it is marketed as Hybrid sport coupe. It combines a hybrid-gasoline power-train with many traditional elements of a sports car. CRZ notably has a 2+2 seating arrangement and a 6-speed standard manual gear-box. It is the spiritual successor to the 2nd generation CR-X in terms of both exterior design and its name.
One of the Most Eco-Friendly Vehicles in USA
For US customers, CR-Z is one of the least polluting vehicles and advanced with the AT-PZEV (Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) as defined by CARB (California Air Resources Board). CR-Z is the only gasoline- electric model offered by the automaker, and it is equipped with a manual transmission.
CR-Z is a unique vehicle from Honda to have IMA technology and it is the first 3-door hatchback from Honda. Sales began in the year 2010 and US sales started in 2010 August.
2010 CR-Z is powered by a 1.5 Liter i-VTEC SOHC inline 4-engine. It comes with Honda’s integrated motor assist hybrid electric system. 6-speed manual transmission is standard across the lineup and you can see CVT available on all the models.
The engine delivers a combined peak output power of 122 BHP and torsion of around 128lb.ft. The gasoline unit contributes output power of 111 bhp and develops torsion of around 106 lb·ft.
In the road test, CRZ reached 0-60 miles per hour in just 10.5 seconds, and covered quarter mile in just 17.6 seconds, which wasn’t bad for a hybrid.
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Technical Characteristics of Honda CR-Z
Technical Characteristics of 2010 Honda CR-Z produced by Honda (JP).
|Body Type||Fixed-head coupe 3 doors|
|Ground Clearance||150 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||40 liters|
|Drive Wheels||Front wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion PAS|
|Fuel Supply System||Honda PGM-FI fuel injection|
|Max Power||114HP (84 kW) @ 6100 rpm|
|Max Torque||145Nm @ 4800 rpm|
|CO2 Emissions||117 g/Km|
|Cam Design||SOHC - Single Overhead Camshaft|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Wheels||6J x 16 / 6J x 16|
|Standard Tyres||195/55 R 16 / 195/55 R 16|
|Transmission||6 speed manual|
|Number of gears||6|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||9.9 seconds|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|