Honda Cars Philippines Inc. has announced in April the coming of the Sport Hybrid Coupe, the All-New CR-Z, in August. CR-Z stands for “Compact Renaissance Zero”, a representation of Honda’s commitment to return to the point of origin (zero) to take on the challenge of creating a new compact car without being fettered by standards of traditional coupes.
With the All-New CR-Z, Honda promises to deliver a spirited driving experience to make driving a pleasure and not a chore. In developing the CR-Z, Honda’s research and development team aimed for a car that is exciting and pleasurable for people and intrinsically fun to drive, but consequently conducive to a greener environment.
The CR-Z is equipped with Honda’s 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine combined with the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system that enables drivers to experience responsive and exciting dynamics. On top of that, Honda developed a “Three-mode Drive System” – a push of a button allows drivers to freely shift to SPORT, NORMAL or ECON modes for varying driving situations.
With the Three-mode Drive System, the driver can also enjoy the ambient metre that displays the driving style, fuel efficiency status and other information with different lighting colours. The default mode during startup is Normal with ambient metre light in blue, but when the driver performs eco-driving, the light changes to green.
During Sport mode, the ring of the speedometer changes to red, giving a more exciting atmosphere.
The All-New CR-Z will come in Manual transmission and Continuously Variable transmission (CVT with paddle shifters) options and will be available in three variants. Customers can choose from six different colours: Premium White Pearl, Crystal Black, Polished Metal, Milano Red, and colours exclusive to the CR-Z, Horizon Turquoise Blue and Cosmo Flash Violet. The price image for the CR-Z ranges from PHP 1,400,000 to PHP 2,100,000.
For more details and up to date information about the Honda CR-Z, visit www.hondaphil.com.