The environment-friendly Honda CR-Z bagged the Car of the Year title given by the Japan Car of the Year Executive Committee.
The CR-Z utilizes a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with Honda’s proprietary Integrated Motor Assist system. Honda said this combination “creates fusion between futuristic and dynamic styling and exhilarating driving.” When the engine works with the vehicle’s two motors, the CR-Z is capable of traveling up to 25 kilometers per liter of fuel.
"This award shows that the public has accepted Honda's aspiration to supply exceptional environmental performance in a fun-to-drive hybrid car at an affordable price, as well as Honda's desire to spread the joy of owning and driving a car,” said Takanobu Ito, president and chief executive of Honda Motor. “We also believe that this award for the CR-Z reflects the true value of the combined efforts of our business partners and the many others who supported CR-Z development and production.”
The Honda CR-Z was launched in Japan in February.