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2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Details

Last updated: 6/18/2010: update US availability and pricing
Last updated: 5/28/2010: updated specs and added more brochures
Last updated: 4/21/2010: added cargo space and DE Brochure (German)
Last updated: 3/11/2009: added manual Japan and first drive MotorTrend
Last updated: 3/11/2009: added first drive autocar and UK brochure

This page is a collection of latest information available on the upcoming CR-Z hybrid from Honda. This page will continuously be updated as new info becomes available until the car is officially released.

The Honda CR-Z would be the first ‘sporty’ Hybrid car. IMA system would be derived from the Honda Insight and engine would be slightly upgraded to 1.5l.

First unveiling concept: 2007 Tokyo Motor Show
First unveiling production: 2009, October Tokyo Motor Show (95% production according to Honda)
2010, January  NAIAS final production
Availability/Production: Japan: Feb 26th, 2010
US:  August 24, 2010
Europe:  June 5th, 2010
Projected Sales US: 15000 / year
Japan: 12000 / year
Pricing Japan: 2.27 million yen ($25,340)
US: $19,950 (CVT $20,600) includes dest. charge
Europe: 22,500 Euro’s base model (NL: 24,990-28,690)
& Manuals
CR-Z Manual (Japan)
CR-Z Brochure US
CR-Z Brochure (UK)
CR-Z Brochure (DE)CR-Z Brochure 40 pages (NL)
Reviews & Previews AutoCar First Drive CR-Z
Motor Trend First Drive CR-Z
Edmunds full review Honda CR-Z
Official Preview Honda
Wallpapers Production: http://www.netcarshow.com/honda/2011-cr-z/
Preproduction: http://www.netcarshow.com/honda/2009-cr-z_concept/


Production images from leaked video: AutoCar CR-Z leaked images from video
Brochure scans: https://gazoo.com/G-Blog/3388/181653/Article.aspx


Production from leaked brochure:


 Preproduction (95% production according to Honda):



Fifth Gear Web TV – Honda CR-Z Road Test

2010 Detroit production

2010 Edmunds Detroit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_sNGutEvNA
2010 CNet HD video Detroit (shows dashboard lights): CNet CR-Z 2010
2009 Edmunds Tokyo: http://www.insideline.com/honda/cr-z/videos/honda_cr-z_09-to-as_111.html

Length 4080 mm 160.6”
Width 2014 mm 79.3”
Height 1395 mm 54.9”
Clearance ?  
Wheelbase 2433 mm 95.8”
Transmission – 6-speed manual(only US/Japan)
Gasoline Engine 1.5l i-VTEC 4cyl, 114HP
IMA Motor 14hp @ 1500 rpm
0-60 mph 9.4 sec ( 9.9 sec 0-100km/h, 2.5 sec faster than Insight)
Top speed 200kmh / 124mph ( Insight 182 km/h)
Fuel Economy
Japan 10.15 mode CVT: 25 km/l (Insight 30 km/l, –20%)
US EPA Manual:  31/37/34 mpg
CVT:      35/39/37 mpg
Insight:   40 mpg /   43 mpg
Europe ECE
6.1 / 4.4 / 5.0 l/100km (Insight: 4.6/4.2/4.4)
117 gram/km
Weight & Cargo
Weight manual/CVT
US specs
1130 / 1160 kg
2670 / 2725 lbs
(Insight 1180kg)
Cargo Volume 233l/595l (to roofline). Insight: 408/1017l
Tank 40 liter
Models Japan: 2+2 seater
US: 2 seater only (Europe 2+2)


– 3-Mode Drive System (Sport/Normal/ECON), Eco Assist™ System
– 6-Speed Manual Transmission (standard)
– Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Paddle Shifter System (available)
– Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
– Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
– Automatic Climate Control
– 16-inch Alloy Wheels
– Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
– Security System with Remote Entry
– Cruise Control
– 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) playback capability and 6 Speakers
– MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
– USB Audio Interface [2]

EX (in addition to base):

– Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® with Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
– High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights with Auto-On/Off
– Fog Lights
– Perforated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
– Aluminum Shift Knob with Leather (6MT)
– Textured Aluminum Pedals
– 360-Watt AM/FM/CD Premium Audio System with MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) playback capability and 7 Speakers including Subwoofer
– Optional Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition

Alpha model:
– Audio system
– LED lights
– 3 modes drive system (normal, econ, sport)
– Auto Air-conditioning
– Immobilizer and security alarm
– Hill assist for 6MT model
– Paddle shift for CVT model
– Side & curtain airbags
– OPTIONS: Sky roof and leather seats
– OPTION: HDD Navigation System with 180º rear wide backup camera+ETC+TV?

Beta model:
– 16” Alloys
– HID’s, front fog lights, automatic lights and auto-leveling
– Comfort view package (heated mirrors probably)
  – Cruise control
– Leather interior
– Leather steering shift knob
– Smart Keyless entry
– Moon / skyroof
– Illuminated interior and chrome door grips
– OPTION: HDD Navigation System with 180º rear wide backup camera+ETC+TV?

UK (Europe no CVT for now):
S model:
– 16” Alloy wheels
– 3 modes drive system (normal, econ, sport)
– Climate control AC
– Fabric upholstery
– Stereo CD tuner with RDS and MP3 compatibility and aux

Sport model (in addition):
– Power folding door mirrors
– Cruise control
– Privacy glass
– Rear Parking sensors
– Ambient lighting
– Leather multi-function steering wheel
– Alloy pedals
– High power audio with subwoofer & USB port

GT model (in addition):
– HID’s, front fog lights, automatic lights and auto-leveling
– Rain sensing windscreen wipers
– Panoramic roof
– Honda Bluetooth (HFL)
– Leather upholstery & heated front seats
– Optional navigation



– Premium white pearl
– Storm silver metallic
– Dark pewter metallic
– Horizon turquoise pearl
– Blue pearl?
– Milano red
– Brilliant orange metallic


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