An official brochure for the 2011 Honda CR-Z hybrid hatch has surfaced online this week, offering a glimpse at the production model and its specifications.
Virtually identical to the near-production concept shown at October’s Tokyo Motor Show, the Honda CR-Z will launch in Japan with a 1,5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine developing 84 kW at 6 000 rpm, paired with an electric motor producing 10 kW.
The petrol engine will produce 145 N.m of torque at 4 800 rpm, the Integrated Motor Assist system adding a further 77 N.m at 1 000 rpm. Paired with either a six-speed manual or CVT transmission, the CR-Z lists a zero to 100 km/h time of 9.7 seconds. Three selectable driving modes will be offered, including Eco, Normal and Sport, with the instrument cluster illuminated in a different colour depending on the mode. The 2011 Honda CR-Z hybrid measures 4 080 mm long, 1 740 mm wide, 1 395 mm tall, with a wheelbase measuring 2 435 mm. LED daytime running lights will feature in the headlight clusters, and the CR-Z will be offered in two trim levels – referred to as ‘Alpha’ and ‘Beta’ in the leaked Japanese brochure.
No pricing details or launch dates were listed in the brochure.
Included in the leaked brochure images that surfaced this week, is a page purported to be from the same brochure and offering a glimpse at the Mugen-enhanced CR-Z. No technical details have been given as yet. Whether the new image is a legitimate page from the Honda or Mugen brochure remains to be seen.
The CR-Z is likely to arrive in South African showrooms in 2011, although firm dates have not yet been confirmed.