The 2017 Honda CR-Z is coming pretty much with the same characteristics as current model. This hybrid hatchback is in production since 2010, when it came as 2011 year model. This car was presented as a spiritual successor of CR-X, which was some kind of sporty compact sedan. Although there are visual similarities, CR-Z is way different, especially in technical aspect. It is Honda’s vision of sporty hybrid car. During this time of production, it was updates for two times, and now company plans a completely redesign. Next generation will come probably in two years and until then, there is a 2017 Honda CR-Z, which is expected to come pretty much the same as 2016 year model.
2017 Honda CR-Z specs
As we already mentioned, company prepares a next-generation for near future. So, 2017 Honda CR-Z will carryover. It will come with the pretty much same characteristics as 2016 year model, which came updated. This model was refreshed twice. First update was in 2013, when it came with some improvements in terms of power. Second one is reserved for 2016 year model. Those changes will be mostly visual. New Honda CR-Z will follow all these changes. It will come with new bumpers, on both ends, new wheel design and also some new color options. We will also see some new things inside. There is new metallic finish and redesigned console, and also some new features like electric parking brake, push button start and a 7.0-inch touchscreen display.
2017 Honda CR-Z powertrain
In this aspect, things are unchanged since 2013. The 2017 Honda CR-Z will feature a hybrid powertrain, which is consisted of 1.5 liter petrol engine and a 14-hp electric motor. Total output remains unchanged, around 130 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of max torque. In standard configuration 2017 CR-Z is equipped with manual transmission, but you can also choose CVT. The CVT will provide better fuel economy. According to manufacturer, fuel consumption is 36 mpg in city, 39 on highway, while combined is around 37 miles per gallon.
release date and price
The 2017 Honda CR-Z is expected to come late next year. Price will remain unchanged, which means around 21.000 dollars for a base model.