Honda Automobiles: Design Updates, Enhanced Tech and New Higher-Level Trim Make a Fun and Efficient 2016 CR-Z Hybrid Sport Coupe More Stylish and Feature Rich

Posted on 03. Nov, 2015 by in Honda Canada

  • New styling, inside and out, and new line-topping EX-L with customary navigation
  • New accessible facilities embody 7-inch Display Audio, Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop, Electric Parking Brake and Honda LaneWatch™
  • New Honda accessories options

Combining new, some-more assertive styling, upgraded customary and accessible facilities and sporty handling, a 2016 Honda CR-Z competition hybrid goes on sale Nov 3 with a manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP)1 trimming from $20,295 for a CR-Z LX with 6-speed primer delivery (MT) to $25,090 for a new EX-L with customary navigation (CVT). The CR-Z’s lively is corroborated adult by a punchy hybrid powerplant that produces adult to an considerable 140 lb-ft of torque (MT)2, while charity EPA fuel economy ratings of adult to 36/39/37 mpg3 city/highway/combined (CVT).

Boasting an edgier, some-more chiseled look, a redesigned front finish facilities pointy impression lines that upsurge from a piece work and cancel in an bony eight-point polygon grill. A sharp, blade-like front diffuser sweeps adult from a core and dissects a front corners to form triangular haze light wells that emanate a wider demeanour and underline distinguished reduce aero sills. The assertive position total by a front finish continues along a CR-Z’s sides with flared full-length side garnishes that emanate a planted and sucked-to-the-tarmac look, complemented by new swept five-spoke settlement amalgamate wheels. The ceiling unconditional aero facilities of a front are mirrored during a rear, pulling a exit pod settlement elements to a sides for a wider looking stance.

Upgraded interior aspect treatments embody a new brushed lead finish to a doorway handles, front paneling and core console. The leather-wrapped steering circle and new-for-2016 exhilarated and leather-trimmed seats on a top-of-the-line EX-L Navi trim embody an appealing resisting tack pattern. Creating an even sportier cockpit feel, a new core console rises between a seats with a gentle armrest and low storage compartment. Allowing for this serve is a new customary electric parking stop (EPB) that eliminates a normal parking stop push and offers easier push-button operation. Another new customary preference underline is a Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop complement that simplifies approaching, entering and doing a CR-Z.

Newly customary on all CR-Z models is a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen. The discerning and easy-to-use Display Audio lets we swipe, daub and pinch–just like on a inscription mechanism or smartphone–to control a vehicle’s audio system, arrangement settings and other modernized features, including Pandora® compatibility. CR-Z EX and EX-L Navi trims embody Honda LaneWatch™, that displays a wide-angle perspective of a newcomer side alley on a Display Audio screen. On a new EX-L trim, Display Audio includes as customary a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic.

New 2016 CR-Z Features:

  • Center console with armrest (standard)
  • Electric parking stop (standard)
  • Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop (standard)
  • Display Audio (standard)
  • Honda LaneWatch™ (EX and above)
  • Heated leather seats (EX-L)
  • Display Audio with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ (EX-L)

The 2016 Honda CR-Z is accessible in LX, EX and EX-L trims. All trims come versed with a customary 6-speed primer delivery or an accessible CVT. To serve raise preference and protection, to customize underline calm and yield personalization opportunities for a 2016 CR-Z, Honda grown a operation of Honda Genuine Accessories. New styling accessories embody front bumper, back tailgate and A- and B-pillar garnishes, LED haze lights with blue accent, and a fuel tank lid garnish. View, build and cost a 2016 Honda CR-Z, including accessories during http://automobiles.honda.com/cr-z.

2016 CR-Z Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Powertrain
The hybrid powertrain uses a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, 16-valve, single-overhead cam (SOHC) engine with “intelligent” Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®) that receives additional appetite from a Integrated Motor Assist (IMA®) system’s DC brushless electric motor. Powered by a 144-volt Lithium-Ion battery pack, a 15 kW electric engine assists in acceleration and also acts as a generator during braking or coasting to constraint kinetic appetite to recharge a battery pack. Combined rise outlay is 130 horsepower during 6000 rpm and 140 lb.-ft. of torque (127 lb.-ft. on CVT-equipped models), including electric-motor assist4.

Selectable Econ, Normal and Sport doing modes let a motorist name his or her preferred change of economy and performance. In addition, a customary Plus Sport System delivers increasing acceleration when a motorist presses a “S+” symbol on a steering circle (when a battery is some-more than 50-percent charged and a CR-Z is roving over 19 mph). The CR-Z’s idle-stop underline temporarily turns off a gasoline engine when a automobile comes to a stop underneath certain conditions. In this situation, a hybrid powertrain’s ECU monitors a sealed throttle, speed and stop vigour to establish a motorist is bringing a automobile to a stop. When a stop pedal is released, a engine is restarted and appetite is accessible immediately.

Body
Refreshed with extraneous settlement and trim upgrades for 2016, a CR-Z’s “one-motion” extraneous crowd figure starts during a low-slung hood to form a extended brazen stance, with a deeply inset beltline adding a energetic element. Standard extraneous facilities embody appetite windows and appetite doorway locks, remote entry, and an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. The CR-Z EX and EX-L indication supplement LED daytime using lights (DRL), High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with Auto-On/Off, and haze lights.

Chassis
The front MacPherson strut and back H-shaped torsion lamp cessation systems, along with electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering (EPS), are tuned to yield a sporty pushing experience. All CR-Z models have 16-inch aluminum wheels and 195/55R16 tires. The CR-Z’s low height, compress wheelbase and chain of a battery and other hybrid components underneath a back load area minister to a low core of sobriety and responsive, sporty handling.

To serve urge a 2016 CR-Z’s doing prowess, a framework was retuned with several components receiving upgrades: a front stabilizer bar hole was increasing from 19 mm to 20 mm; a back circle lane was increasing by 10 mm; and front and back stop discs were lengthened to 11.1 inches in hole (up from 10.3 in. front and 10.2 in. rear).

Interior
The CR-Z interior has a high-tech coming and discerning controls including a new Display Audio touchscreen. The hybrid competition coupe’s ultra-modern instrument row facilities gauges that irradiate with a three-dimensional tone thesis for a multi-layered appearance, with a tachometer backlighting tone changing formed on pushing style. The unconditional tip dashboard figure creates a wraparound cockpit environment. Premium sport-oriented seats yield organisation parallel support along with bland pushing comfort and are now offering on a new EX-L trim as exhilarated leather seats with an appealing resisting tack settlement to yield a reward sporty interior feel. A console behind a front seats optimizes load space, with a hard-shell separator that can be sealed to emanate additional dark storage.

Standard electronic facilities embody a Display Audio-operated, 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio complement with 6 speakers and speed-sensitive volume control and a USB5 auxiliary submit jack for tie to a unstable audio player. Other interior facilities embody Pandora® compatibility, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, involuntary meridian control and journey control.
The CR-Z EX and EX-L adds a 360-Watt AM/FM/CD Premium Audio System with 7 speakers including subwoofer and HD Radio™6. A Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™7 is customary on a CR-Z EX-L. Included with a Navi complement are HD trade and voice recognition, Bluetooth® streaming audio and an SMS content messaging function.

Safety
Honda’s disdainful Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure helps strengthen occupants in a frontal collision. Additional reserve technologies embody dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; customary front-side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); side-curtain airbags, active conduct restraints; an anti-lock braking complement (ABS); a tire vigour monitoring system; and settlement facilities to a front of a automobile dictated to lessen intensity injuries to a walking in a collision.

All 2015 and newer Honda models, including a 2016 CR-Z, incorporate a multi-angle rearview camera8. Viewable on a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen, a camera can uncover a tip view, normal or far-reaching perspective when a delivery is in Reverse. The camera perspective facilities energetic discipline that assistance a motorist improved decider distances and plan a vehicle’s destiny trail formed on a driver’s steering inputs.

Warranty
The 2016 Honda CR-Z is lonesome by a 3-year/36,000-mile new-car singular warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain singular warranty, and a 5-year/ unlimited-mile gnawing singular warranty. A 15-year/150,000-mile emissions guaranty also relates when a automobile is purebred and routinely operated in California and certain states that have adopted California Zero-Emission Vehicle regulations. Genuine Honda Accessories are lonesome by a vehicle’s 3-year, 36,000-mile singular guaranty when performed and commissioned during a time of strange automobile purchase.

For More Information
Consumer information is accessible during automobiles.honda.com/cr-z. To join a CR-Z village on Facebook, visit facebook.com/hondacrz. Additional media information including minute pricing facilities and high-resolution photography of a 2016 Honda CR-Z is accessible during hondanews.com/channels/cr-v.

1 MSRP incompatible tax, license, registration, $835 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.

2 140 lb-ft of torque @ 1000-2000 rpm (combined engine SAE net and electric motor) for MT, 127 lb-ft @ 1000-3000 rpm (combined engine SAE net and electric motor) for CVT.

3 Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

4 130 horsepower @ 6000 rpm (combined engine SAE net and electric engine horsepower).

5 The USB Audio Interface is used for approach tie to and control of some stream digital audio players and other USB inclination that enclose MP3, WMA or AAC song files. Some USB inclination with confidence program and digital rights-protected files might not work. Please see your Honda play for details.

6  HD Radio is a exclusive heading of iBiquity Digital Corporation.

7 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is accessible on a CR-Z EX-L in a United States, solely Alaska. Please see your Honda play for details.

8 Always visually endorse that it is protected to expostulate before subsidy up; a rearview camera arrangement does not yield finish information about all conditions and objects during a back of your vehicle.

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