Leaked! Details of the 2010 Honda CR-Z are now out in public, thanks to this official Japanese brochure. The Japanese launch is in February 2010.
The official Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe Japanese brochure has been leaked. The booklet details some important information including the car's drivetrain as well as some available dealer options such as an aluminium trim exterior package.
Stylistically from the look of things not a lot has changed since the concept CR-Z first broke cover at Tokyo 2007 and revised for the 2009 show. The front end for instance, while keeping its large gaping grille, has a different lights structure and the bonnet line starts higher.
A 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine working with an electric motor drives the front wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. Translating the brochure with our very limited Japanese, the fossil-fuel unit appears to have a maximum power output of 84kW (114hp) at 6,000rpm and peak torque of 145Nm (107 lb-ft) at 4,800rpm. The electric motor on the other hand puts out 10kW (14hp) at 1,500rpm and 78Nm (58 lb-ft) at 1,000 rpm.
Further reading reveals a 0 - 100km/h sprint time of 9.7 seconds. The fuel consumption numbers 25.0 km/l (58.8mpg US or 4.0 l/100km) and 22.5 km/l (52.9 mpg US or 4.5 l/100km) are also mentioned but we're not sure what they reference.
Honda will launch the CR-Z in Japan in February 2010, followed by Europe, North America and Africa.