Honda shows its updated hybrid coupé in Indonesia ahead of its expected Paris debut
21 September 2012

A revised version of the Honda CR-Z has been displayed at the Indonesia motor show, ahead of a European reveal at next week’s Paris show.

The facelifted model uses a revised version of the current car’s 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine and electric drivetrain. Rumours suggest power will increase from the 124bhp and 128lb ft currently offered to around 134bhp and 140lb ft. Honda has already stated the engine changes will not affect its CO2 emissions of 117g/km.

Honda is expected to offer the choice of a six-speed manual or CVT gearbox, but it is likely the latter will be offered to British buyers.

The facelift includes a revised front grille and bumper, LED front and rear lights, updated door mirrors and new 17-inch alloy wheels.

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21 September 2012

Does that mean we won't be getting the manual version any more in the UK? I thought that was one of the USPs of the CR-Z.

21 September 2012

catnip wrote:

Does that mean we won't be getting the manual version any more in the UK? I thought that was one of the USPs of the CR-Z.

Agreed. Honda will be making a mistake if they discontinue it. Nice to have a hybrid that isn't stuck with a clunky automated 'box!


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22 September 2012

catnip wrote:

Does that mean we won't be getting the manual version any more in the UK? I thought that was one of the USPs of the CR-Z.

under picture 2 it says we will only get the manual, the complete opposite of what it says in the text. I assume as we only get the manual now thats how it will stay. Whilst i wouldnt want a CVT version, as they make them its strange not to offer them to us. I wonder if thats down to Honda or the UK importers?

21 September 2012

Power and torque look good for a 1.5 litre motor, but why would you want a CVT on a small Honda Coupe, assuming you don't live in Tokyo ?

 Pity they couldn't have done something about the height difference between the beltline and the base of the windscreen.

 

21 September 2012

its a good looking car, and this new front bumper doesnt change that. The increase in power is much needed however. I wonder if the battery pack will be changed to Lithium ion as they now use this on the US Civic, as this seems to give the extra power needed to get more out of the electric motor.

Hopefully the 17inch wheels will remain optional, and 16 inch will remain standard, we dont all want big wheels. One final wish - hopefully the privacy glass will be dropped or made optional. 

Its good to drive, just lacking a little 'go'. Sort that and i will have one

24 September 2012

It may just be the angle of the photo, but the front end styling reminds of the RX8 now.

24 September 2012

I believe the text should read:

"Honda is expected to offer the choice of a six-speed manual or CVT gearbox, but it is UNlikely the latter will be offered to British buyers."

Am I correct, Autocar??

Myk

24 September 2012

Still not enough though, is it.  This car needs a higher powered version, say of at least 180bhp.  My old CRX had 130bhp in 1988.  Come on Honda, you've proven your green credentials, now give us something with some poke.

29 September 2012

for read boy fashion girls fashion web site more information Its good to drive, just lacking a little 'go'. Sort that and i will have one

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