First Honda CR-Z hybrid hatchback details appear courtesy of leaked brochure |

Many hybrid fans with a passion for enhanced performance are highly awaiting the Honda CR-Z hatchback, which promises to showcase the fact that hybrid models can still perform adequately. The Japanese company has been showcasing a pre-production concept at various auto shows and is scarce with offering details about the final edition, but thanks to a leaked brochure, we now have some concrete data about the CR-Z.

The production version of the hybrid hatch will be powered by a 1.5-liter regular engine, with four cylinders, which can produce 112 HP, and will be helped with another 14 HP from an electric motor. Torque figures are around 107 lb-ft from the regular unit and increase with 57 lb-ft from the electric one. This means that with a six-speed manual or a CVT gearbox, the CR-Z goes from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 9.7 seconds.

Besides sporting the same dimensions seen on the concept at various auto shows, the CR-Z will have options like LED daytime running lights or turn signal indicators in the mirrors. Three driving modes can be selected via a switch on the dash, Normal, Sport and Eco, each changing the background color of the dials and gauges.

Overall, the new CR-Z will certainly attract many people. What do you believe?

Source: Temple of VTEC via Autoblog

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