Honda first unveiled the updated CR-Z hybrid hatchback at the Paris Motor Show with improved performance and fuel efficiency. In its updated version, the powerful new Honda CR-Z features desirable combinations of style, performance and driving pleasure.
New Honda CR-Z offers higher levels of enjoymentEngine Capability
The new Honda CR-Z utilises a 1.5-litre petrol engine with 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.
The IMA hybrid drivetrain combines the petrol engine to an electric motor and a battery pack. Together, these produce a total power output of 101kW and a torque figure of 190NM, with acceleration from 0-100km/h taking just 9 seconds.
Combined fuel consumption is rated at 5.2-litres/100km, with CO2 emissions of 124g/km.
Enhanced Design Features
The new Honda CR-Z features a host of subtle updates to the exterior styling and the interior execution. These include a new front bumper, a revised grille and a panoramic glass sunroof. Also, Honda’s sculpted wheel arches are fitted with new 17-inch-alloy wheels with a striking design that emphasizes the athletic character of the car. In addition, the CR-Z will be available in a new colour which is Premium Northern Lights Violet Pearl. The rear features a new and more aerodynamic diffuser.
Inside the cabin is a new interior colour scheme, leather fittings for the sculpted bucket seats and the door panel inserts which create a smart and sporty ambience. The door panel casings allow for extra storage space, while the cabin lighting makes use of LEDs. Standard features include Bluetooth, heated seats, rain sensing wipers and auto headlights.
“The 2013 Honda CR-Z further underscores Honda’s strength and innovation in the burgeoning hybrid car market,” says Graham Eagle, director of HSAF. “The additional output places even greater emphasis on the sporty hybrid’s dynamic prowess, with its impressively low emissions levels. “
In addition the keener styling and upgraded interior contribute to hybrid motoring package that is both compelling and entertaining to drive – proof that eco-friendly cars can be exciting and satisfying too,” Eagle adds.
New Honda CR-Z – PriceView the 2013 Honda CR-Z
Honda CR-Z – R332 800
The New Honda CR-Z will be available with a three-year/100 000 km warranty, a five-year/90 000 km service plan and a one-year AA roadside assistance package. Services are at 15 000 km intervals.