Honda unveils revamped CR-Z in Japan

Honda unveils revamped CR-Z in Japan

As expected, Honda today unveiled a refreshed CR-Z in Japan.

The 2016 model features a more aggressive front fascia with a sculpted bumper and a new grille. LED headlights and new fog lights complete the modernized look.

The muscular tweaks can also be found at the back end, with a new bumper matching the front-end styling. The rear track has also been slightly stretched for improved handling and a wider stance.

The company has introduced new 16- and 17-inch wheel designs, along with a new Velvet Purple Pearl exterior color and a two-tone configuration pairing blue metallic paint with a black roof. The wheels house larger brake disks for improved stopping performance, while suspension has been tweaked for better stability.

The 2015 CR-Z‘s hybrid powertrain carries over for the refresh, delivering a combined 130 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque from a 1.5-liter gasoline engine and a small electric motor.

On the inside, occupants are greeted with a few changes including an electronic parking brake, a new center console and a modified steering wheel, among other minor tweaks.

Honda has not yet detailed global launch details for the new CR-Z, though additional information could be announced in October at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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