Video: Honda releases promo film for the CR-Z hybrid featuring Jason Barlow

Die hard Top Gear fans will have no problem remembering the name Jason Barlow. If you’re not one of the aforementioned people, then we’re going to enlighten you on who he is.

Barlow was once a co-host of the popular BBC show, appearing in 53 episodes from 2000 to 2001. While he’s about 10 years removed from his time on the show, Barlow is still in the auto industry, currently serving as editor-at-large for Top Gear magazine, as well as being a contributing editor for GQ UK and a columnist for The Sunday Times. Surely, this dude’s got some serious credentials.

Now, he’s parlayed those credentials into appearing as the host of Honda’s new promo film for the CR-Z hybrid coupe. We gotta say, this is a different treatment from what we’re used to, so we’re going to keep a close eye on this, especially given that this first episode looks very promising.


Source: YouTube

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  (444) posted on 07.20.2011

Agreed. I think this car can be consider as a sporty hybrid! Although its less powerful compare the Panamera Hybrid still I like the manual engine option for this car. I wonder if Honda in upgrading the power output of the car?

  (334) posted on 07.20.2011

This car has been a successful model considering that its a hybrid. CR-Z is the first hybrid that offer manual transmission. Well, it seems that the Honda doesn’t want to take away the fun driving experience!

  (314) posted on 06.15.2011

Wow! Its kind of smart move of the Honda to choose Jason Barlow as their promoter for this brand. And for the part of Mr. Barlow I guess he is not wrong for accepting the offer. Just recently, a newer version of this hybrid car was released.

  (415) posted on 06.15.2011

Well, the CR-Z is the top of the line hybrid car of Honda. And talking about the performance, Well I guess this one seems to be reliable no wonder there’s still a current production for this car.

  (515) posted on 06.21.2010

CR-Z is a good choice as a street car.. i can’t go so fast with this nible car.. but it doesn’t bother me at all..

  (417) posted on 06.20.2010

CR-Z gets better combined mileage (37) than any VW TDi. Much better city mileage - that is the problem with diesels. Plus their smog ratings are still bad compared to hybrids.

  (666) posted on 06.17.2010

It seems the CR-Z hybrid is almost ready for production. Well, I think this car will achieve success on the market.

  (379) posted on 06.17.2010

it’s dash instruments looks very nice and sporty, the CR-Z does looks sporty but keep in mind this is not a sports car as you think it is. and it’s perfect for the streets of japan.

  (313) posted on 06.16.2010

I agree, the CR-Z is a perfect choice for road trips. with it’s hybrid engine. You can get an extra miles travel with it without polluting the earth.

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