New Toyota sports hybrid car might not be a rival to the Honda CR-Z

Article by Christian A., on September 13, 2010

As you may know already, Toyota is currently working on a rival to the 2011 Honda CR-Z. The new car is rumored to be based on the open-cockpit hybrid concept based on Toyota's MR2, dubbed GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept.

Apparently, the current vehicle is powered by a 3.3-liter V-6 engine with all-wheels drive, capable to push it to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.5 seconds.

The car is also powered by an electric motor, but no details were revealed regarding this.

Now, we don’t see this as a rival to the Honda CR-Z, because this new car from Toyota will simply smoke its Japanese competitor. For those who don’t know, the Honda CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine mated to an Integrated Motor Assist hybrid technology.

The total output of the system is 122 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. The CR-Z delivers 36/38mpg city-highway with a CVT transmission and 31/37 with the manual transmission. The pricing starts from $19,200 and the top of the line version, using a CVT gearbox and Navi, is priced at $23,210.

So, as you can see, we might not consider the upcoming sports hybrid car from Toyota a rival to the CR-Z. A better rival, although not a hybrid, will be the upcoming Toyota FT-86, set to make its debut in 2012. [via autonews - sub. required]

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