Honda CR-Z to Launch in February 2010

Honda Motor Co. Ltd. revealed its plans to begin sales in Japan of the CR-Z sporty hybrid in February 2010 and the Fit Hybrid before the end of 2010, reports.

The Japanese car producer has taken important steps in committing it's production towards the hybrid segment. Honda plans to expand it's range of hybrid vehicles and take advantage of it's successful Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) technology.

With the world being more environmentally conscious, Honda plans to hold its position as a major innovator in the automobile industry. Besides its unquestionably cool look, the CR-Z is meant to further express Honda's manufacturing philosophy of lightweight, compact size and high efficiency.

The CR-Z which stands for (Compact Renaissance Zero) made it's debut during the 40th Tokyo Motor Show in 2007. Honda says the new model will be full of advanced technologies that will provide an enjoyable driving for all kinds of drivers while diminishing its environmental impact.

The Japanese car maker said it is committed to developing technologies which are meant to reduce fuel consumption and emissions and to make them accessible to everyone.

Honda is currently working on a new hybrid system, planned to be installed in mid- to large-size vehicles. It also announced that the Insight production will be extended to the No. 3 line at Suzuka Factory in mid-June 2009, in addition the current No. 1 production line at the same facility.

The Japanese domestic market faced an incredible demand in hybrids this year with over 10,481 units sold by Honda in April alone, making the Insight Japan's favorite new hybrid.
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