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Sporty Honda hybrid on sale in the summer

Honda will launch a new six-speed manual CR-Z hybrid coupe across Europe this summer and it will get its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.Honda CR-Z 2010

The Japanese manufacturer is trying to hit that balance between high fuel economy, low emissions and driving enjoyment.

Honda hasn’t revealed details about the 2+2 CR-Z’s sporting credentials like 0-62mph time but carbon dioxide emissions are at 117g/km and it will manage 56.4mpg.
The new model is fitted with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine coupled to a Honda IMA hybrid system.Honda CR-Z 3 mode system

The CRZ is fitted with a 3-Mode Drive system (sport, norm and eco) which tailors throttle response depending on what the driver needs from the car.

The ambient lighting of the speedometer is used in the same way as in Honda’s Insight, to guide the driver in driving more economically. In addition to the Eco Assist function, the CR-Z’s meter lighting is linked to the 3-mode drive system. Changing from red to blue and then green depending on whether SPORT, NORM or ECON is selected.

The CR-Z will go on sale in the UK in summer and specifications and prices are likely to be announced at the Geneva Motor Show.

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