2010 Honda CR-Z CVT(Japan)

Also known for its motorcycles and other products, Honda is an import success story -- a small company that has had best-selling models in many U.S. vehicle classes. Once a leader in efficiency and other environmental concerns, Honda is suffering an identity crisis as competitors meet or exceed its reputation for mileage, quality and reliability. Though Honda beat Toyota to the U.S. market with a gas-electric hybrid car, the company's simpler technology doesn't provide the dramatic efficiencies seen in hybrids from Toyota's and Ford's various brands. Honda's styling, and that of its Acura luxury division, has come under fire recently as well.Despite these slips, Honda's well-earned reputation still shows in popular, well-rounded models like the CR-V compact crossover, the Fit subcompact hatchback and the Civic compact sedan and coupe, the latter of which are impressive despite being years into their current generation. The midsize Accord sedan and coupe remain steady sellers, though the new Accord Crosstour wagon struggles to find buyers. The Insight five-seat hatchback hybrid has underperformed in the market, perhaps because its mileage doesn't compare to that of the Toyota Prius or even the Civic Hybrid. A new two-seat hybrid, the CR-Z, offers even lower mileage, confounding shoppers. Honda's larger vehicles include the unique Element SUV and the mid/full-size Pilot crossover, which seats eight in three rows. Though it was one of the first crossovers of its type, the Pilot has seen its quality slip. The Odyssey minivan remains a strong competitor in a shrinking field. Although it never caught on as hoped, the clever Ridgeline pickup truck soldiers on.Headquartered in Tokyo, Honda Motor Co. remains one of very few independent, unaffiliated automakers.

• BODY / EXTERIOR DESIGN / DIMENSIONS

Body Type:Fixed-head coupe 3 doors
Weight:1220 Kg
Length:4080 mm
Height:1395 mm
Wheelbase:2435 mm
Front Track:1514 mm
Rear Track:1501 mm
Ground Clearance:150 mm
Fuel Capacity:40 liters

• ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine location:front
Engine alignment:transverse
Drive Wheels:Front wheel drive
Steering:rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System:Honda PGM-FI fuel injection
Max Power:115HP (84 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque:145Nm @ 4800 rpm
CO2 Emissions:n/a
Engine Coolant:water
Displacement:1497 cc
Bore:73 mm
Stroke:89 mm
Cam Design:SOHC - Single Overhead Camshaft
Cylinders:4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder:4
Total Valves:16
Compression Ratio:10.4:1
Aspiration:Normal

• CHASSIS / BRAKES / SUSPENSIONS

Front Brakes:VeDi
Rear Brakes:Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels:6J x 16 / 6J x 16
Standard Tyres:19555 R 16 86V / 19555 R 16 86V
Suspension Front:I.MS.
Suspension Rear:TBAx.

• TRANSMISSION

Transmission:continuously variable transmission
Number of gears:c

• PERFORMANCE

Acceleration 0-100 Km/h:
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h:
Top Speed:n/a

• FUEL CONSUMPTION

City:6.72 l/100km
Road:6.03 l/100km
Mixt:6.36 l/100km

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