Earlier today, Honda Philippines formally announced the arrival of their sports hybrid coupe; the CR-Z. If you think that hybrid electric cars are clunky, boring heap of metal, then get ready to be blown away by the Honda CR-Z.
On the outside, the Honda CR-Z (particularly the Modulo and Mugen models) can easily be mistaken for compact sports car because of its low profile and sexy curves. As such, one might be under the impression that it’ll gulp down on its fuel like it’s nobody’s business.
However, in reality, that’s not the case with this bad boy as it runs on 1.5L i-VTEC SOHC inline-4 engine making the car both fuel-efficient (25km/liter) and powerful. Furthermore, the Japanese maker also incorporated their latest in-house hybrid system called IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) which further increases the car’s fuel-efficiency.
The Honda CR-Z will be available six (6) colors (White Pearl, Crystal Black, Polished Metal, Milano Red, Premium Golden Purple Pearl and Turquoise Blue) and will be offered in three variants; Base, Modulo and Mugen. Prices are as follows:
Standard (Manual Transmission) Php1,390,000
Standard (CVT with Paddle Shifters) Php1,480,000
Modulo (Manual Transmission) Php1,470,000
Modulo (CVT with Paddle Shifters) Php1,560,000
MUGEN (Manual Transmission) Php1,860,000
MUGEN (CVT with Paddle Shifters) Php1,950,000
Last year, YugaTech was invited in Honda PH’s out of town event called “Experience Anew” where we got the chance to test drive some of Honda’s latest cars which includes the CR-Z sports car equipped with MUGEN accessories. Take a look at more photos of the CR-Z below:
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For more information about the new Honda CR-Z, you can check out any of the 28 authorized dealers nationwide. You can also head over to this link to find out some of the features of this exciting new hybrid car.