Honda Introduces New 45 MPG Minicar: the ZEST
23 February 2006
Honda Motor has introduced the new ZEST minicar in Japan. The ZEST is based on a low-floor platform technology, resulting in a high-capacity storage area.
The ZEST features Honda’s 3-cylinder 658cc i-DSI (dual and sequential ignition) engine that delivers 38 kW (51 hp) of power and 61 Nm of torque combined with a 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. A turbocharged version producers 47 kW (63 hp) and 93 Nm of torque.
Fuel consumption ranges from 5.26 l/100km (44.7 mpg US) for the naturally aspirated version to 5.68 l/100km (41.4 mpg US) for the turbo version.
All FWD models have earned Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport certification as Low-Emissions Vehicles, with emission levels 75% lower than those required by 2005 standards.
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