28 September 2012

Honda CR-Z facelift - 137PS, 9s to 100km/h & 200km/h top speed

Honda has updated its CR-Z hybrid hatchback with a host of exterior enhancement and a boost in its IMA powertrain output. The exterior updates are mainly in the front bumper design, which now has a larger "intakes" and the radiator grille is not without the three slats behind the license plate. The side mirror now featuring LED, similarly the LED also make an appearance in the rear light, which together with revised rear bumper design with integrated diffuser complete the rear end makeover. Newly design 17 inch rim complete the styling enhancement.

Underneath the hood, Honda has revised the gasoline unit with a new ECU and valve timing setting, bumping the power from to 121PS@6,600rpm (118PS for CVT)  and torque to 146Nm@4,800rpm. The electric drivetrain has been enhanced with the application of lithium-ion battery, which together with an improved motor delivers 20PS and 78Nm. The combined power output is 137PS@6,600rpm and 190Nm of torque between 1,000-2,000rpm. Performance has been improved too, with the manual car capable of sprinting to 100km/h in 9.0s (0.7s reduction) on the way to 200km/h top speed. The car also gets "KERS" button, with S+ mode capable in delivering extra thrust for 10s, provided that the battery is 50% charged at least.

Honda has also updates the cabin of Honda CR-Z with the new selection of fabric and textures, as well as the LED lighting. Other than that, it is the standard adventurous CR-Z , which is really quite a standout compared with the recent new Hondas. The interior photo above the live cabin show, from Autoblog. Continue reading for a bunch of live photo from Paris, credited to Autoblog.

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