The exciting Honda CR-Z is getting a visual refresh for the next model year to make it even more appealing among hybrid hatchback customers.
At the front, the lower air dam slices through the grille toward the foglights, with something similar happening at the rear. The brake discs have been enlarged to 15 inches (up 1 inch), and in Japan, where the refresh is arriving first, the headlights are going LED.
The Honda CR-Z refresh will make its way to the United States market and Union Park Honda in November, with several interior tweaks as well. Those include an upgraded infotainment system with noise cancelation and an engine sound amplifier to increase both acoustic comfort and enjoyment while at the wheel.
Under the hood, the CR-Z will remain the same, but who’s complaining? A 1.5-liter four-cylinder and Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system produce 130 horsepower while delivering excellent fuel economy. But it’s possible that an upgrade there is also in the works for a later model.