2013 Honda CR-Z Teased Ahead of 2012 Paris Auto Show

2012 Paris Auto Show


  • 2013 Honda CR-Z Picture

    2013 Honda CR-Z Picture

    The video shows what appear to be LED headlights and restyled alloy wheels on the 2013 Honda CR-Z. | September 10, 2012

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2012 Paris Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The 2013 Honda CR-Z, which appears to get a few styling and performance tweaks, was teased via a video by the Japanese automaker before its unveiling at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.
  • The 2013 Honda CR-Z features LED headlights and restyled alloy wheels, along with an "S+" button that may beef up the 2012 CR-Z's three-mode drive system.
  • The Honda CR-Z has been an unusual offering in the hybrid market, since it is offered with a six-speed manual transmission in addition to a continuously variable transmission.

PARIS — The 2013 Honda CR-Z, which appears to get a few styling and performance tweaks, was teased via a video by the Japanese automaker before its unveiling at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.

The 2013 Honda CR-Z features LED headlights and restyled alloy wheels, along with an "S+" button that may beef up the 2012 CR-Z's three-mode drive system.

American Honda Motor Co. did not respond immediately to queries from Edmunds asking for details on the upcoming car.

The Honda CR-Z has been an unusual entry in the hybrid market, since it is offered with a six-speed manual transmission in addition to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It also comes with the three-mode drive system that allows the driver to choose among individual modes of performance for Sport, Normal and Economy driving styles. The Sport mode in the 2012 CR-Z enhances engine throttle responsiveness, electric power steering effort and the electric motor power assist.

No word on how the "S+" mode will affect fuel economy in the CR-Z. The 2012 CR-Z with the 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission returns 31 mpg in city driving and 37 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Edmunds says: Looks as if Honda has made a few tweaks to its sporty hybrid in hopes of making it look and feel more like a sports car than a commuter special.

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