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front view of 2010 Honda CR-Z Hybrid
2010 Honda CR-Z Hybrid - front view

The Honda CR-Z hybrid builds upon the Insight/Civic Honda hybrid systems with a sporty angle. The vehicle is marketed as a successor to the CRX 2-seat sport compact. It features a 1.5 L (83 kW) engine (larger than the 1.3 L used in the Insight and Civic HEVs) and is offered with both an automatic (push-belt CVT) and a manual transmission. The battery is similar to the Insight pack at 100.8 nominal voltage. The IMA motor is specified at 13 hp.

Key Technology

  • Mild hybrid “Honda IMA” hybrid system
  • 1.5 L (83 kW) engine
  • 100.8-Volt Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH)
  • Features 3 operational modes: “Econ,” “Normal,” and “Sport”

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