Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Honda announces pricing for the new CR-Z Hybrid Coupe

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
wpsedgwick Donating Member (130 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:06 PM
Original message
Honda announces pricing for the new CR-Z Hybrid Coupe
Source: Examiner

The new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe will roll into U.S. dealers' showrooms on August 24, America Honda Motor Co. announced.

The manufacturer's suggested retail price will be $19,200, and the company will add a destination and handling charge of $750.

The two-passenger, gasoline-electric hybrid has a 1.5-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with a 10-kilowatt Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system to supply power and efficiency.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/x-42287-Chicago-Green-Technolog...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:19 PM
Response to Original message
1. How odd that the article doesn't mention the mpg/fuel economy or cosmetic features.
Hmmmm?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nyc 4 Biden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:27 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Miles per gallon is a useful measure if that is the only fuel...
Miles per gallon is a useful measure if that is the only fuel that you are putting into your car, because then it gives you an indication of how much it would cost you to drive. But electricity is not free. Probably a better measure would be cents per mile, but of course this would fluctuate as the prices of both gasoline and electricity go up and down and it would depend on your driving habitsnot so easy to put on a window sticker.

http://divisbyzero.com/2009/08/12/calculating-miles-per...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
PSPS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:31 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. The article does have a picture
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 02:36 PM by PSPS
It isn't anything I'd want to drive, though.



The Honda press release shows fuel figures:


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bergie321 Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:47 PM
Response to Reply #3
6. Not impressed
The Ford Fiesta gets 30/40 mileage and isn't a hybrid.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:51 PM
Response to Reply #3
8. Roll bar option? ouch! n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:37 PM
Response to Reply #3
9. Why do the smaller hybrid cars
always have to be shaped like a damned suppository? Why can't somebody just take a nice little sedan, one with a real trunk, and make a hybrid out of it? That would be my next car.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jp11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:47 PM
Response to Reply #9
10. They share the same platform.
Even though they are made by different manufactures, use different setups, different frames, etc they are all designed to look the same, cause that is what a small hybrid is supposed to look like apparently. There is a similar issue with electric cars. :shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:49 PM
Response to Reply #10
11. They seem to be able to stuff a hybrid into a Toyota Highlander just fine
The problems with seeing out of the hatchback models would keep me from buying one. In NY and NJ, you often miss other cars by mere inches, I need every advantage I can get visually.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:02 PM
Response to Reply #9
12. Like the Ford Fusion Hybrid?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:53 PM
Response to Reply #3
13. Thanks. There's more info at this site. I'd like to compare to other 2011 models out this year.


06/22/2010 - TORRANCE, Calif. - The all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe is set to debut at dealers on August 24, 2010, with a manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $19,200, plus a destination and handling charge1 of $750, American Honda Motor *** Inc., announced today.

Developed as a stylish, driver-focused vehicle with an emphasis on efficient performance, the all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z introduces a sleek two-passenger coupe design with quick, sporty handling to the gasoline-electric hybrid segment. A 1.5-liter i VTEC 4-cylinder engine works with Hondas unique, compact and lightweight Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system to supply both power and efficiency to the CR-Z. A sport-focused, six-speed manual transmission is a first for any mass-produced hybrid. An automatic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is available and includes steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual-like gear-ratio control.

A new, exclusive 3-mode drive system allows the driver to configure the vehicles responsiveness for Sport, Normal or Econ (Economy) driving modes. Driver efficiency tools include Eco Assist and Eco Scoring, which together can help drivers find improvements to efficient driving styles, while also comparing economy achievements to previous trips as well as the life of the vehicle.

The CR-Z is available in two equipment grades the well-equipped CR-Z (base) and the feature-rich CR-Z EX. Standard features on the CR-Z include an AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry, cruise control, and more.
The CR-Z EX adds a 360-watt AM/FM/CD high-power audio system with seven speakers including a subwoofer Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, leather-wrapped steering wheel and more. The CR-Z EX is available with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition2.

The CR-Z demonstrates the Honda commitment to safety in the vehicles design and construction. The Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure is designed to help protect vehicle occupants in a frontal collision. Additional safety technologies include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA); standard dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; standard front-side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); side-curtain airbags; active head restraints; an anti-lock braking system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and a pedestrian injury mitigation design in the front of the vehicle.



http://blogs.internetautoguide.com/6690609/auto-news/20...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #1
4. I can see why
34 miles per gallon for combined city and highway travel. Highway mileage alone is rated at 37 mpg.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_15393738

not much to be proud of. An Impala gets 30.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:35 PM
Response to Reply #1
5. 36/38 with the CVT transmission.
Hardly inspiring, considering the Civic hybrid gets like 41/45.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sulphurdunn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:50 PM
Response to Original message
7. Huh?
I get 35/40 mpg on my '96 Corolla that cost $15 grand new. Hell, I got 30/35 on my '89 Corolla that cost $10 grand new. :shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Oct 23rd 2014, 01:39 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC