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Paris 2012 Live: 2013 Honda CR-Z Facelift

2013 Honda CR-Z Facelift was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The Japanese hybrid has several subtle cosmetic changes, including a revised grid, new rear diffuser and two-tone exterior paints.

2013 Honda CR-Z Facelift - Paris 2012 Live

2013 Honda CR-Z Live at 2012 Paris Motor Show

Honda CR-Z has received a facelift at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, which is more focused on the technical side. CR-Z Hybrid has become faster, more powerful and more economical.

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2013 Honda CR-Z Facelift – Design, Interior, Engine

The most important part of the 2013 Honda CR-Z Facelift comes in the form of an amendment to the IMA system. The 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine found on CR-Z gets new software for the ECU unit and iVTEC system, a new crankshaft and an additional anti-vibration sensor. Power was also increased from 114 to 121 hp.

2013 Honda CR-Z receives an improved IMA hybrid system. The engineers dropped the NiMH batteries for a lithium-ion unit that increases total capacity by 50%, while the electric power motors now develop 20 hp instead of the 14 hp found on the original version. IMA hybrid system now reaches a maximum torque of 190 Nm and the CR-Z’s performance has improved significantly.

2013 Honda CR-Z Facelift needs 9.0 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph), a value that is 0.7 seconds less than at the original version. Maximum speed increased to 200 km/h (125 mph), while the combined fuel consumption is 5.0 liters/100km with CO2 emissions of 116 grams per kilometer.

Another modification of the Honda CR-Z facelift is the introduction of a new driving mode called Sport Plus, which allows the hybrid system to assist the internal combustion engine if the batteries are charged over 50% of capacity.

The command can be activated either classical or by using the S+ button found on the steering wheel. If you are brave enough to touch that button, it will offer extra torque and more power for 10 seconds.

2013 Honda CR-Z Facelift via | Honda

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