The ageing Honda CR-Z is set to get a facelift in Japan for 2016. The facelifted model gets a revised front fascia with restyled bumper and new LED headlamps. On the sides, there’s a new skirt and sportier wheels. The rear bumper has been restyled too, in line with the changes on the front and sides to give the hybrid car a more aggressive appeal.
Changes inside the car include revisions to the steering wheel, centre console, gearbox panel and door handle. Changes are mainly about usage of higher quality materials.
Under the hood, will be the same hybrid system comprising a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that produces 118 PS (116 hp)/120 PS (118 hp) and 144/145 Nm of torque respectively, and an electric motor that produces 15 kW (20 hp) and 78 Nm of torque. The outputs remain the same and so does the maximum fuel economy figure of 21.6 km/l in JC08 cycle.
This will be the second time Honda is facelifting the CR-Z. An all-new model is reportedly under development and will arrive in 2018. According to this report, the second generation CR-Z will share its underpinnings with the tenth generation Civic that’s set to go on sale later this year in the U.S. market.
2016 Honda CR-Z – Image Gallery (Leaked Images)
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