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Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid to Debut at E3 2010

What better venue to showcase the infotainment might of your vehicle than the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo)? Where else can you brag about the car display or even a video game portraying the respective car?

This is what Japanese manufacturer Honda must have thought when announcing the E3 debut for the Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid on June 15. The car will be tucked away in between tons and tons and video games, displays, monitors, consoles and so on, in the Honda booth (F7) in the West Hall Lobby.

"The all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe will make its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) debut on June 15th. Evocative of video games, the two-passenger CR-Z introduces a number of interactive features including a new three-mode drive system that allows the driver to select between Sport, Econ (Economy) and Normal driving modes," the carmaker says in a statement.

To have a better idea of what the car is all about (in case you're more of a games freak than an automobile aficionado), we should tell you the CR-Z is powered by a petrol 1.5l i-VTEC engine paired with Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist electric system.

Together, the two deliver a combined output of 122 HP and 128 lb.-ft (174 Nm) of torque. Honda offers a six speed manual gearbox or an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The has proven to be a big hit in Japan, where in little under a month it registered over 7,000 orders to its name.

Article Found At: Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid to Debut at E3 2010 - autoevolution
 

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This is a bit confusing to me. So are they saying this is the US Launch of the CR-Z; on June 15th?? A hopeful person like me could get suckered into believing that is what this indicates. Can someone set me straight on this?
 

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Since December, American Honda has stated CR-Z availability in the U.S. would be "late summer" which I interpret to mean late August or September. Early sales have been beyond forecast in Asia and Europe, so if anything U.S. release might be delayed,
 
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