Honda CR-Z Concept, World Debut in Tokyo

Japanese manufacturer Honda will debut at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show the much anticipated CR-Z (Compact Renaissance Zero), wearing a global concept guise.

The production version to be sourced from the concept, which is expected to enter the North American market in the second half of 2010 and will come in the form of a 2 seater hybrid. This version will make its world debut at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

"The Honda CR-Z will expand our lineup of hybrid vehicles and reinforce the fun-to-drive values associated with the Honda brand," Erik Berkman, Honda Automobile Corporate Planning and Logistics said in a release. "Beyond great styling and features, CR-Z will bring new levels of
engagement and fun to customers interested a small car or a hybrid vehicle.

No official details about the car's performances have yet been released. What is known is that the CR-Z will make full use of advanced technologies to provide both enjoyable driving and lower the environmental impact of the hybrid.

Initial rumors claim the production CR-Z will be powered by a four-cylinder engine with a displacement equal or below 1.5l. The electric unit of the hybrid is expected to boost performances 140 horsepower, with a CVT transmission likely to be used as the main means to put power to the ground. Of course, a bigger. 1.8l unit may also be considered fit by Honda to find its way under the hood.

Official details are expected to surface in the following days, as the Tokyo Motor Show opens its doors.
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