Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that the CR-Z, a hybrid vehicle, has been awarded the Car of the Year Japan 2010-2011 by the Japan Car of the Year Executive Committee. The sporty CR-Z hybrid brings together a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine and Honda's original Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system into a progressive and dynamic design that fuses agile, exhilarating driving with outstanding fuel efficiency of 25.0 km/l.*
"We are very proud that the CR-Z has been selected from the strong contenders of new models as the Car of the Year Japan 2010-2011. 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 CEO, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
"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. Going forward, Honda intends to bring more joy to an even larger number of customers," he further added.
Honda has won 11 out of the 31 Japan Car of The Year awards.
* Figures for CVT version, based on results of 10-15 mode fuel-efficiency testing by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.