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Sporty three-door hatchback with a hybrid traction Honda CR-Z has celebrated its world premiere at the auto show in Detroit in January 2010, and after a few months flaunted on the catwalks of the Geneva motor show the European audience. However, the precursor model was presented in 2007 at the Tokyo show, as a concept.
In 2013, the car has gone through the first update, which affected exterior, interior and powerplant, and in 2015 – the modernization under the number “two” which extolled cosmetic improvements and some new equipment.
Next upgrade is scheduled to 2017 and now we have a sneak peak on what is going to happen.
2017 Honda CRZ release date
Now the manufacturer does not name an exact date started of sales of the updated model, but States that the test updates will begin in 2016, and the start of sales of new products scheduled for the end of 2017.
Release date: late 2017
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2017 Honda CRZ redesign
Three-door Honda CR-Z stands out with a truly sporty appearance aggressive front, tapered silhouette and a lean stern. The dynamic appearance of the car is underlined with stylish lighting with full led interior and original wheels dimension 16 or 17 inches.
2017 Honda CRZ dimensions
The length of the hybrid coupe is 4080 mm, which fits in 2425 mm wheelbase, its width does not exceed 1740 mm, height 1395 mm. consists of the Bottom of the car, curb weight of up to 1147 kg, is separated from the roadway 150 mm clearance.
2017 Honda CRZ interior
The interior of the Honda CR-Z is built around the operator cockpit with one round dial, multifunction wheel and “ears” of the instrument panel, which focused on the control button secondary bodies. A futuristic console in the center serves as a “refuge” for a 7-inch screen multimedia system.
The three-door hybrid with sport contoured front seats with noticeable support around the sides and lots of different settings, including adjustable driver seat height. But the rear seat will accommodate even the children of the stock of space too little.
The Luggage compartment of the Honda CR-Z has 225 litres in stowed position with the “spare tire” in the underground. When folded the second row produces a completely flat area and usable volume in litre 401. Specifications.
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2017 Honda CRZ engine
The vehicle is a hybrid power plant. It consists of atmospheric petrol “four” with multipoint fuel injection volume of 1.5 liters that produces 114 horsepower at 6100 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm, and 20-horsepower electric motor, the output of which is 78.4 Nm of peak thrust. In combination they develop 130 HP at 6000 rpm, but the “ceiling” of time depends on the type of transmission: 190 Nm at 1000-2000 rpm with 6-speed manual transmission and 172 Nm at 1000-3000 rpm with a CVT.
Under the rear sofa, the Li-ion battery capacity of 15 kWh. Fuel economy of the Honda CR-Z is at a high level the car with a manual transmission goes 59 mpg.
But the dynamic characteristics of the machine is “mediocre” (for modern cars) – maximum speed 200 km/h (regardless of transmission), and the time required to reach 60 mph ~ 10 seconds (with the manual transmission).
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2017 Honda CRZ suspension and options
The Japanese coupe is front-wheel platform five-door Honda Insight with independent suspension McPherson-type front and semi-independent architecture with a torsion beam rear. In the steering mechanism mounted electric power control (EPS) with variable characteristics, and within a circle of machine endowed with disc brakes (ventilated on the front wheels) with ABS and EBD.
2017 Honda CRZ prices
In the United States for the updated car of 2015 model year minimum price is $20,150 but in Japan $22,400.
Standard coupe “CKE” is equipped with front and side airbags, a multimedia center with 7-inch monitor, led headlights, air con, multi function steering wheel, loudspeaker system with six speakers, alloy “rollers” by 16 inches, sports seats, power accessories, ABS, EBD and ESP, as well as other modern equipment.