All-New Honda CR-Z The world’s first smart and Hot-Hatch Hybrid. The world’s first Hot-Hatch Hybrid vehicle has finally arrived on Malaysian shores! The All-New Honda CRZ was officially introduced to Malaysian motorists in November 2011, further supporting the Government’s effort to encourage the switch to more environmentally friendly cars.
The stylish exterior, lively handling and ecofriendliness of this All-New Hot-Hatch Hybrid is set to create a completely new kind of hybrid driving enjoyment! With the CR-Z, the designers sought to capture a renaissance in the design of compact cars for a new era. From stylish aerodynamics to advanced technologies in the cabin, attention is paid to detail in order to streamline beauty and the sense of speed purely for the driver’s enjoyment. The CR-Z is powered by the latest 1.5L i-VTEC engine coupled with Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) Hybrid System, which delivers a satisfying torque and excellent fuel economy to achieve outstanding environmental performance, the Honda CRZ has proven to emit a mere 117g/km of CO2 during the EU test cycle!
As the world’s first hybrid vehicle that comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, the driver will also get full control of the powertrain and experience the spirited drive that Honda is known for. With a short shift and firm but nimble action, it delivers flexible gear changes for optimal acceleration.
What makes it thoroughly unique, though, is the 3-Mode Drive System found on the cluster panel on the right of the steering wheel. This allows drivers to seamlessly
switch between Sport, Normal and ECON mode at any time during the drive, a perfect balance to being green without giving up the dynamic driving experience.
Living true to Honda’s DNA of high precision features, the CR-Z’s perfectly lightweight but rigid structure balances the short wheelbase, wide track and low vehicle height, all of which are optimised for vehicle stability and responsive handling. The stylish low cockpit wraps the driver in comfort while giving one the confidence from within the cabin that visibility is not compromised during cornering, thanks to the functional design of the high curvature windshield.
In essence, the Honda CRZ is set to make you look like a star on the road while delivering a complete sense of elegance and driving thrill.
Honda CRZ won the award as below:
- Car of the Year 2010-11 in Japan
- 2010 Green Car of the Year by Top Gear
- 2010 Good Design Award from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization
- Most Economical & Environment Friendly Spor ts hybrid in 2010 RAC Brighton to London Future Car Challenge