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2013 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Goes on Sale Tomorrow

2013 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Goes on Sale Tomorrow

Nov 20 2012, 11:41am CST | by

2013 CR-Z is available starting tomorrow

Honda has announced that the 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid will go on sale officially tomorrow. The 2013 your model of the vehicle brains refresh styling and improved performance to the hybrid range. The...

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2013 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Goes on Sale Tomorrow

Nov 20 2012, 11:41am CST | by

2013 CR-Z is available starting tomorrow

Honda has announced that the 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid will go on sale officially tomorrow. The 2013 your model of the vehicle brains refresh styling and improved performance to the hybrid range. The hybrid starts at $19,975 and can be had with an automatic CVT transmission or a six-speed manual.

The car offers a revised front fascia, new 16-inch wheels, a new rear diffuser, a larger lithium-ion battery pack, and improved horsepower and torque among other things. The car also gets standard Bluetooth and review camera for 2013.

The electric motor has increased from 10 kW to 15 kW in size thanks to a new 144 V lithium-ion battery pack. The CR-Z has a peak output of 130 hp and 140 pound-foot of torque on 6-speed models and 127 pound-foot of torque on CVT models. EPA mileage ratings have also gone up one mpg across-the-board despite increased power.

 
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3 hours ago

Hayden Throttles Putrajaya Ahead of Sepang MotoGP | Photos

Oct 22 2014 5:11am CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

Nicky Hayden Throttles Putrajaya Ahead of the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit, the 2006 MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden made some noise. The Drive M7 Aspar Honda RCV1000R pilot was joined other Malaysian riders as he rode his bike down the streets of Putrajaya, the federal administrative center of Malaysia. “To ride the wide streets and avenues of beautiful Putrajaya has been an amazing experience!,” Hayden says. “Of course, I couldn’t ri ...
Source: Ultimate Motorcycling   Full article at: Ultimate Motorcycling
 

 
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4 hours ago

Honda announces Euro-spec Accord will be axed next year

Oct 22 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

A Honda representative has announced the Euro-spec Accord will be discontinued in 2015. ...
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7 hours ago

24 Hours of LeMons Michigan: The Winners!

Oct 22 2014 1:18am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

For our second 2014 LeMons race at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan, we admired some of the greatest endurance-racin’ machines we’d ever seen on Friday, watched those machines duke it out in the rain on Saturday, and then watched the winners roar (or clatter, or coast) across the finish line on Sunday. Here are the trophy winners from the 2014 Where the Elite Meet To Cheat 24 Hours of LeMons. For the first seven seasons of LeMons racing ...
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16 hours ago

All-New Honda HR-V Crossover Makes Its North American Photo Debut

Oct 21 2014 4:39pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We first caught sight of Honda’s bulbous new utelet in April, and now it’s official: This is how the Honda Fit–based HR-V will look when it hits North American showrooms. Pucker up, little guy! The little HR-V, which will be built for the North American market alongside the Fit at Honda’s Celaya, Mexico, factory, combines Honda’s new black-grille-flanked-by-trapezoidal-headlights front-end design language with a side profile and hatch area that’s so ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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19 hours ago

Takata airbag victim looked like she had been stabbed

Oct 21 2014 1:21pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Honda We generally take certain principals for granted. The more water you drink, for example, the healthier you'll be. The more time you spend reading car news on Autoblog, the better informed you'll be. And the more airbags your car has, the safer you'll be. Because airbags equal safety. But that's not what some unfortunate drivers of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags are finding, and tragically f ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog
 

 
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20 hours ago

Takata Airbag Update: Toyota and GM Expand Recalls, Chewing Gum Found Inside Inflator

Oct 21 2014 12:22pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

General Motors and Toyota are expanding an airbag recall for the third time to replace inflators that could explode and shoot shrapnel during deployment. This latest recall is due to a still-undetermined problem affecting at least 10 manufacturers. Among Toyota-built products, the affected models are 2002–2005 Lexus SC430 and Toyota Sequoia, plus the 2003–2005 Tundra, Corolla, Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe (the joint-venture clone of the Matrix). The latest Toyota recall covers 247 ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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21 hours ago

Takata hit with 2 more airbag lawsuits

Oct 21 2014 11:03am CDT | Source: Automotive News

The recall crisis involving Takata airbags exploding with too much force and spraying occupants with metal shrapnel continues to grow, with two more lawsuits filed ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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22 hours ago

Police Thought Woman's Takata Airbag Death Was A Homicide

Oct 21 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

On Sept. 29, first responders in Orlando discovered Hien Tran inside her 2001 Honda Accord at the site of a head-on car crash with deep cuts in her neck. After she died they investigated the case as a homicide, only to later realize defect ...
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23 hours ago

Honda HR-V making its North American debut in L.A.

Oct 21 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Honda’s entry into the growing subcompact crossover market is destined for the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Known as the Vezel in Japan — where it is also already on sale — the Honda HR-V will be making its North American debut next month. Positioned below the CR-V in size and price, the HR-V is destined to compete with the likes of the Chevrolet Trax and Nissan Juke. Mechanically, the HR-V will be identical to the Fit hatchback. They both share a platform, and although Honda hasn’t revea ...
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