Honda has announced plans to stage the European debut of the CR-Z hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show.
As you may recall, power comes from a 1.5-liter petrol engine which has been outfitted with Honda's IMA parallel hybrid system. Producing a combined 122 hp (91 kW / 124 PS) and 128 lb-ft (174 Nm) of torque, the CR-Z is expected to consume 5.0 liters of petrol per 100 kilometers (when paired to a six-speed manual transmission).
While Honda declined to release performance specifications, they stated the CR-Z will feature a '3-Mode Drive System' which allows the driver to "alter the responses of the throttle, steering, idle stop timing, climate control and the level of assistance provided by the IMA system." In effect, the system gives owners the option to maximize performance, fuel efficiency, or a combination of the two.
Look for the CR-Z to go on sale in Europe this summer. Prices will be announced in Geneva.