To commemorate Honda's "Japanese Car of the Year" award, the company will release a limited edition of its CR-Z sport-hybrid hatchback in that country. Named the "Memorial Award Edition" the car will be coated in a hue called 'Pearl Deep Sapphire Blue' and will travel on unique Dark Pewter Gray 16-inch rims.
Add a new badge on the driver's side quarter glass and that about rounds up what you get on the outside.
Inside, the 1000 Memorial CR-Z vehicles get a Medium Gray interior, aluminum pedals, and a standard navigation system. Numbers still come in at 122 horsepower and 123-128 lb-ft of torque (CVT/6-speed) from Honda's IMA-backed 1.5-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder.
If you're in Japan, the cars will be sold at the beginning of 2011. Price of the vehicle will be a cool 2,794,000 Yen after their consumption tax (or approximately $34,200 USD).
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