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First Drives

19 May 11:56

This isn’t I’d been led to expect. The new 2010 CR-Z hybrid coupe is as ‘the world’s first hybrid’, so I’d anticipated something a bit electric and 21st century; weird, whooshy, torquey and a bit aloof. But instead of being a decade, it’s all gone a bit on Mars.


The new CR-Z hybrid feels a bit

I’m driving something that – visuals aside – shows no evidence of being a hybrid, but feels every bit the ’80s hot a great exhaust note promises more than the delivers in raw grunt, but the steering, control and brakes to make the of it. The Honda CR-Z feels the sort of car we thought the car makers – or couldn’t – make any more.

So is the new CR-Z the future, or a throwback to the

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What it is – in engineering terms – is a 2+2 small coupe built on a heavily made-over Insight with 115mm chopped out of the to get the length down to just 4m, and 25mm added to the track. The new ought to improve handling, but it helps the stance; the mad origami is original and entirely modern but Honda’s sharp, ’80s baby coupe and the original Insight; also a hybrid but far from sporty.

The engine is a 1497cc, 16-valve petrol pinched from the Jazz, offered for the first in Europe and fitted with IMA integrated motor assist system, in which an electric sits between the engine and and helps out when there’s charge in the nickel metal-hydride housed under the boot. The engine alone makes at 6100rpm and 107lb ft at 4800rpm, but system output from motors is 124bhp and 128lb ft just 1000-1500rpm.

Not, frankly, figures associate with a modern hot now that Clios come 200bhp. Nor will Honda’s IMA power itself electrically the engine entirely stopped, as a will. And its environmental credentials – a 56.5mpg and 117g/km – are comprehensively by some conventionally powered, hatches, like a Golf or a BMW 116d, and well behind the and 101g/km of the Insight.

Yes, read the numbers and you’re left thinking the Honda CR-Z will to do a lot on the road to justify its sporty claims, and left wondering if it can when the related Insight and IMA are such blanks dynamically.

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