It might have the looks, but the CR-Z has been an utter flop for Honda in the sales department. A sporty hybrid, the bad press is the result of it not being terribly efficient or overly powerful.
With our first look at the car’s mid-cycle update, its obvious from the photo released that cosmetic updates are minor. More dramatic changes are, however, rumored for under the hood, where the car’s 1.5-liter 4-cylinder and electric motor are expected to get a boost in oomph. Previous teaser images released by Honda clearly showed a new rim design, as well as an S+ button – again hinting at a higher level of performance.
Set to be revealed at the Paris Motor Show later this month, Honda will also reveal its first Earth Dreams diesel engine in a Euro Civic model. Other models on display will include the CR-Z and EV-STER electric roadster, as well as a 40 year celebration of the Civic.