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2011 Honda CR-Z Brochure - Click above for high-res image gallery

The variable valve-timing obsessives at the Temple of VTEC have scored a leaked brochure of the 2011 Honda CR-Z, and in addition to getting a glimpse of the production version of the hybrid hatch, some specs and trim details were included in the document.

We finally have hard figures on the 1.5-liter engine's output (in JDM spec), with the diminutive four-cylinder putting out 112 horsepower (at 6,000 rpm) on its own and another 14 hp from its electric motor. Just as importantly, the engine creates 107 lb-ft of torque (at 4,800 rpm) with the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system boosting that by another 57 lb-ft at an oh-so-low 1,000 rpm. Coupled with either a six-speed manual or CVT gearbox, the CR-Z nets a relatively uninspiring 0 to 62 mph time of 9.7 seconds.

The dimensions haven't changed much from the "concept" we saw at the Tokyo Motor Show earlier this year, with a 160.6-inch overall length, 68.5-inch width, 54.9-inch height and a wheelbase that spans 95.9 inches. Unfortunately, no word on curb weight.

Since efficiency is the name of the game, the CR-Z will benefit from LED daytime running lights and turn signal indicators in the mirrors, along with three driving modes – Eco, Normal and Sport – each controllable from a dash mounted switch and with a different color surrounding the gauges based on the mode.

Check out the pics in the gallery below for more and get the full story in our CR-Z post from Tokyo.



[Source: Temple of VTEC]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      too many posts to read through. take out the hybrid drivetrain, just use the 1.5 and you have a crx. make a nice new high revver like the old b16 and you have an si. drop in a 1.5 w turbo and you have a pocket rocket. thats fine and dandy if you can keep the cornering tight, but if you can't get to speed... then you can't maintain it. the crz needs the lexus hybrid approach, use it for a power adder and keep your mileage decent instead of relying on the green approach (seriously in 1979 the CHP needed a new pursuit car and it had to hit 60 in 9 seconds or less... they took the T/A, i think it went 9.1)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the comparisons. Original CRX was 30% lighter.
      Sure it is but you would also die from a head on or side impact with a Geo Metro at 25MPH in that car. Better yet fall out the floor from rust after 8 years.

      I agree this is more of an Insight followup which is good. Again people would be much more receptive if they got their marketing and badging right.

      If you want a fun 2 door compact with a manual trans and hyrbrid drivetrain, what is better?
      Exactly what I thought.
        • 5 Years Ago
        who on earth wants a sporty hybrid?

        i havn't found anyone yet, automakers are trying to invent a segment and i dont think consumers are going to go along for the ride
        • 5 Years Ago
        What if I want a sporty, premium 2-door compact with good gas mileage and don't care whether it's hybrid or not? MINI Cooper S (170hp, 36-38mpg hwy)? 500 Abarth (135hp, ~42-44mpg hwy)? VW Golf TDI (140hp, 42mpg)? In my mind Honda screwed the pooch on this one, and put out a 2-door Insight. Will have to wait and see when it's finally available, but color me disappointed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      All I see is a shortened 2-door, 2-passenger Insight.

      I was hoping for a little more originality and better driving dynamics/performance with great fuel efficiency on the side, not vice versa.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder how much $ $ $ and still the blind spot in the rear that even Stevie Wonders would object to.
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL.. yeah true. reminds me of the 2000+ Celica. Don't even bother!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Honda should have gone with the OSM concept styling for the front clip.

      Unless they're saving that nose for the soon-to-be-a-sorry-shadow-of-its-former-self S2000 replacement.
      • 5 Years Ago
      All of those hybrids you see being thrashed along motorways, the electric engine being nought but dead weight, getting nowhere near their claimed average fuel; I prefer natural aspiration, but small turbo petrols have these cars licked for pace and aren't too far behind in the economy stakes, especially as they can run less weight not having a rear-end full of batteries.

      The amount of money spent on hybrids could have been used on the back-end for manufacturers to push the infrastructure for pure EVs, as hybrids are the worst of both camps. That this design is unrefined and ugly does it even more harm.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is what i like about Honda : Bold,risk taking and Vision full doing.

      They wanted efficiency, an aero car is designed , They wanted good fuel economy : they added IMA, and put Honda quality. No big buzz, no big media drives but winner in market and affordable to public. May be others have to learn.

      If you like buy it else buy from some one without vision, who spends more time in beauty parlor for a car than efficiency and engineering and daily rip you off with fuel prices.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just looked at the pics again, and - sorry folks - I just don't like it. It looks too much like an anteater with that protruding mouth/grille. But even that could have been overlooked if the car had been fitted with a hot engine (NOT a hybrid). And when is all this 'hybrid' crap going to end? Electric cars, hybrids . . . are there really that many customers for these kinds of vehicles? I, for one, don't want a hybrid (or an electric) and will not buy one. This must be some sort of politically-correct garbage being shoved down the throats of car buyers by some bureaucrat, greeney(!).
      • 5 Years Ago
      The specs are pretty uninspiring to say the least... but more importantly, Can't the people with the leaked brochure get their hands on a flat bed scanner? That way we can see the car and not the glare and seam of the page.
      • 5 Years Ago
      what's the point of a "sports car" with no performance to match the looks?
      8-/
      no, seriously. i don't get it.

      if you buy it because you want something more sporty than, say, a basic civic, you'll be (in an effort to make it go a bit faster) pushing it to the limits and getting an appalling economy.
      on the other hand, if you buy it, because you want a much better looking insight, than they shouldn't stick anything with the word "sport" anywhere close to it; it will just devaluate honda's credentials and the CR-whatever name. name it "a-better-looking-insight", for example.

      i'm highly disappointed with the direction honda's going right now.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So when I'm passing all the 'sports cars' on the highway that are going the same speed as me, and my car is getting twice the mileage, what's the point of the sports car? I think a lot of people have admitted to growing up a little bit and want a 'sporty car' (agile in the corners, bolstered seats, tight steering) but still want 35 real-world mpg's.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You guys complaining about the name are giving the "CR"-V a lot more credit for sportiness than I ever would have.
      • 5 Years Ago
      9.7 Seconds to 60 MPH, are you kidding?

      If VW doesn't put the 170 HP TDI engine in the Gold GTd for sale North America soon, then I will use my money for a Fit Sport.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just hope that they stay away from the stupid "stacked" instrument cluster and busy center stack. The JDM model here looks pretty good, but they always tart it up too much for the US market (ie the FIT and Civic).

      Keep it simple, Honda!
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