ENHANCED CR-Z HYBRID SPORT COUPE

| 2015-11-04 | 0 Comments

The 2016 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid combines new, more aggressive styling, upgraded standard and available features and sporty handling.

Honda_CR-Z_1Boasting an edgier, more chiseled look, the redesigned front end features sharp character lines that flow from the sheet work and terminate in an angular eight-point polygon grill. The aggressive stance created by the front end continues along the CR-Z’s sides with flared full-length side garnishes that create a planted and sucked-to-the-tarmac look, complemented by new swept five-spoke design alloy wheels. The upward sweeping aero features of the front are mirrored at the rear, pushing the exit pod design elements to the sides for a wider looking stance.

Honda_CR-Z_5Upgraded interior surface treatments include a new brushed metallic finish to the door handles, front paneling and center console. Creating an even sportier cockpit feel, a new center console rises between the seats with a comfortable armrest and deep storage compartment.

Honda_CR-Z_2Another new standard convenience feature is the Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop system that simplifies approaching, entering and operating the CR-Z. Newly standard on all CR-Z models is the 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen.

Honda_CR-Z_3The hybrid powertrain uses a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, 16-valve, single-overhead cam (SOHC) engine with “intelligent” Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC) that receives additional power from the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system’s DC brushless electric motor. Powered by a 144-volt Lithium-Ion battery pack, the 15 kW electric motor assists in acceleration and also acts as a generator during braking or coasting to capture kinetic energy to recharge the battery pack. Combined peak output is 130 horsepower at 6000 rpm.

Honda_CR-Z_4Selectable Econ, Normal and Sport operating modes let the driver select his or her desired balance of economy and performance. In addition, the standard Plus Sport System delivers increased acceleration when the driver presses the “S+” button on the steering wheel (when the battery is more than 50-percent charged and the CR-Z is traveling over 19 mph).

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