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Honda unveils new CR-Z

(The Philippine Star) - December 14, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) recently launched its 2016 CR-Z 1.5 Hybrid at the Imperial Ice Bar at the The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Serving as a sneak peek to the official arrival of the Sports Hybrid in Jan. 2016, the event was also a celebration of HCPI’s sales for 2015, when the company brought in new additions to the product line up such as the Odyssey, the Mobilio, the HR-V, the all-new legend, and the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Honda Cars in the Philippines.  

For the powertrain, the new CR-Z is still equipped with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine.

Coupled with the engine is a lightweight and compact Integrated Motor Assist Hybrid System (IMA). This enables the CR-Z to develop power and torque similar to higher-displacement engines and gives customers a very unique fun-to-drive experience.

The new CR-Z still sports the 3-Mode Drive System, namely the Normal, ECON, and Sport. On Sport mode, the CR-Z delivers exciting performance that only a sporty hybrid car can offer. The system applies integrated control over the engine’s drive by wire control, motor assist, CVT shift control, EPS and air conditioner.

These features serve the sporty image well as sharp character lines define the identifiable design of the CR-Z. The eight-point polygon grill and blade-like front diffuser sweeps up from the center and dissects the front corners to form triangular fog light wells that create a wider  look and feature prominent lower aero sills. Complementing this are 17-inch alloy wheels and a handsome and aggressive stance that reflects the styling concept as the CR-Z weaves through Manila’s streets.

Inside is a more “Exciting Mature Cockpit” forged with numerous features including a new push-button start, a seven-inch touch screen display audio that can show various functions such as navigation and a reverse camera, and center console which doubles as an armrest. This was made possible with the application of an Electric Parking Brake (EPB) that eliminates the traditional parking brake lever and offers easier push-button operation.

Completing the package is the superb Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC). Using the stereo speakers, engine sound is enhanced depending on the situation. In ECON and Normal Modes, a sophisticated and more linear sound response is emitted, while a sportier sound is produced on Sports mode.

 For information, visit www.hondaphil.com.

 

ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL ACTIVE SOUND CONTROL BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY DRIVE SYSTEM ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE EXCITING MATURE COCKPIT FORT STRIP HONDA CARS HONDA CARS PHILIPPINES INC IMPERIAL ICE BAR INTEGRATED MOTOR ASSIST HYBRID SYSTEM
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