Honda U.K. has officially announced the 2012 CR-Z iCF Mugen, one of the hottest hybrids. Honda CR-Z iCF is the result of collaboration between the Honda UK with Mugen Euro. Previously, the two institutions successfully introduced Honda CR-Z Mugen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011.
The CR-Z iCF Mugen will have 175 PS (129 kW / 173 hp) as Mugen Euro engineers have “breathed over” the 1.5 liter unit by adding a centrifugal forced air induction system and remapping of ECU.
The CR-Z iCF Mugen runs 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint just in 6.1 second or 3 seconds quicker than the regular 124PS CR-Z and have top speed is over 130 mph (209 km/h).
Martin Moll, Head of Honda (UK) marketing said, “MUGEN Euro magic has created a super responsive yet eco-conscious model building on our sporting credentials and giving us the ability to compete in the “hot hatch” marketplace as we move into 2012.”
Mugen Euro is still working on the car and Honda U.K. says the output figure is tentative. The eight Honda UK Mugen dealers will make the CR-Z iCF available for test drives in the spring of 2012. CR-Z iCF Prices start at around £24,000 ($37,245 / €27,944).
CEO of Honda Motor Co. Takanobu Ito on Wednesday (October 5th) said the export of vehicles produced in the country will be cut 50% in the next 10 years. A stronger yen triggered this decision. In an interview with the Asahi newspaper, Ito explained that the production of vehicles for overseas markets will be diverted.
However, annual production in the country will remain guarded about 1 million units to boost sales of mini cars. In fiscal year ending March 2011, Honda produced 3.57 million vehicles. Approximately 910 thousand units manufactured in Japan and 34% of them are exported. Ito said, the proportion of exports from Japan will be reduced to 10-20%.
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Honda Motor Co.Ltd. will issue two new color options for Honda Fit as part of a decade’s presence hatchback car on the market. Two new color choices are offered to the consumer vehicle manufacturers in Japan is the pink color for the Honda Fit 1.3 G type and color of yellow for the Honda Fit RS type.
Honda Fit or better known as Honda Jazz is a compact 5-door hatchback which was first introduced in Japan in 2001 and produced in 10 factories spread across 8 countries, including in Indonesia. Honda Fit also launched a small sedan type of car that is named Fit Aria in Japan in 2003.