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Honda CR-Z proving popular

Honda CR-Z (copyright image)

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26th March, 2010

Honda’s CR-Z, which went on sale in Japan on Friday 26th February, 2010, has captivated the Japanese new car market. This new model has already achieved orders of 10,000 vehicles in its first month of sales.

This figure is ten times higher than targeted.

Yearly sales targets for the CR-Z were originally set for 40,000 to 50,000 units worldwide.

So far, approximatey 60 per cent of buyers have ordered the car with automatic transmission. Forty per cent (approximately) of buyers have selected the old way of changing gears by ordering the manual transmission.

The Honda CR-Z features an efficient petrol-electric hybrid engine assisted by Honda’s IMA parallel hybrid system. A unique 3-Mode Drive System has also been added to maximise driver choice and enhance the driving experience, allowing motorists to choose between three driving modes that alter the responses of the throttle, steering, idle stop timing, climate control and the level of assistance provided by the IMA system.

The second in a line of hybrid cars from Honda, the two-door compact, which features a driver-focused chassis and responsive engine within a stylish coupe body, is set to change current perceptions of hybrid cars around the world.


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