Honda unveils the CR-Z Hybrid facelift

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 17, 2012

Honda unveiled a reworked version of the CR-Z hybrid coupé before it is presented at the upcoming Paris motor show. The facelifted CR-Z will receive slight modifications to its interior and interior. However, the more major changes are those under the bonnet.

The 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and electric motor have been tweaked to offer more power, resulting to an output of 122bhp in the existing car.

Honda will release the full details about its power at the Paris show. Honda has clarified that these revisions won’t make any effect on exhaust emissions, which are presently recorded to be 117g/km.

Honda will also be introducing a Civic powered by the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, which is the first engine in Europe to make use of Honda’s efficient new Earth Dreams Technology.

With a 118hp output, this engine offers 78.5mpg and a CO2 emissions level of 94g/km. Honda will also be displaying the recently tested new CR-V and the EV-STER lightweight roadster concept that debuted at the Tokyo show. Honda is celebrating the Civic’s 40th anniversary.

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