2017 Honda CR-Z Review, Price

The Honda CR-Z is one of the trendiest coupes in the market. The compact hybrid car combines amazing sports features, such as muscular body and aggressive front and back appearances. The Japanese automobile manufacturer is planning to strengthen the position of this hatchback in the market by introducing a new model. The upcoming car will be 2017 Honda CR-Z and will provide extraordinary comfort and convenience to the lovers of sports vehicles.

2017 Honda CR-Z front view

2017 Honda CR-Z – Features and Design:

The Honda will make use of the Civil Type R platform to design its new sports car. It will also borrow some design features from the NSX models. The automaker will make the car smaller by bringing in a shorter wheelbase. The overall exterior design will not be more different from the previous model as the company will keep most features from the predecessor.

The grille will be slimmer and will feature prominent chrome accents while headlights will be bigger, giving the car an aggressive look from the front side. With curved lines all over the body, the new CR-Z will have better aerodynamics than the predecessor. The back fascia will get minimal changes. Rear bumper and taillights will be revised to resemble those of a modern sports car.

When it comes to the interior, 2017 Honda CR-Z will have one seat row and will only fit 2 passengers. However, the cabin will be spacious enough to provide passengers with enough headspace and leg room. The steering wheel and seats will be more ergonomic than before. The entire cabin will be glazed by classy materials. On the technology side, 2017 Honda CR-Z will come with a 9-inch display screen that will supply performance, infotainment and navigation information to the driver and the passenger. The center console will be upgraded to feature the latest technology. With the use of the conventional Honda safety features, the racing car is expected to be safe and secure as usual.

2017 Honda CR-Z interior view

2017 Honda CR-Z – Entirely new Powertrain:

The new CR-Z will get major changes in the hood. The outgoing model has a small engine, but the next model will get a more powerful powertrain. There will be a 2.0-L turbo-charged V-TECH I-4 engine capable of producing 308 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

The engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. There will also be a CVT transmission system. Other drivetrain features include LSD differentials and suspension double-axis strut. The car will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds. The optimum speed will be 140 mph.

Honda is expected to add a hybrid powertrain to 2017 Honda CR-Z. This variant will feature a 1.5-L gasoline engine paired with an electric motor. It will be able to produce 200 hp and will be connected to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

2017 Honda CR-Z rear view

2017 Honda CR-Z – Expected Price and Release Date:

The starting price will be around $25,000. The trims will of course retail at higher prices. The release date is expected in the last quarter of 2016. By the end of first half of 2017, the car will be available in most showrooms across US and Europe.

Main competitors of the new Honda CR-Z include Hyundai Veloster and Acura NSX.

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