In order to give its rivals a tough competition Honda has made it clear that 2015 Honda CR-Z will not be an economical family car. Even though it will be based on Type-R concept it is expected to be quite different from its other ‘Euro Type-R’ models of Honda. It will be a much improved model of ‘Honda CR-Z’ when it comes to performance. It will have improved clutch and drive ratio. It is very well designed and has sporty looks.
Originally the new model was planned to have 2.0 liter Type-R engine. The engineers at Honda are not much satisfied with the engine so it is very much possible that they could be headed towards developing one turbocharged 1.5 liter direct injection 4 cylinder unit that will be coupled with electric motor. It will have 7-speed dual clutch transmission with reduced emissions and much improvement to the mileage. This system is expected to produce 220 horsepower. The current model produces almost 100 horsepower less than this version. You can also expect not to have the feature of manual gearbox but we still do hope that things about this will change and that the manual model will be offered.
The car is designed with very much of futuristic design and looks good on all the paradigms. To give more aggressive look it is given a new front end along with the grille. In order to give it a more stylish look the aluminum wheels are used and standard size of those is 16 inches but for those that want more there is one more option the 17 inch model.
2015 Honda CR-Z Changes
Similar to the exterior, its interior is also changed a lot. A number of enhancements are delivered, the car looks better than ever from inside. The instrument panel looks great and is one of the best changes occurred in its interior. High quality materials were used for finishing of cabins. The USB interface and ‘Bluetooth Hands Free Link’ seems to be the same as in the current model. The cars offer a lot to its higher level trim, a screen of 6.5 inches that can be combined with real view camera.
To remain competitive especially in US market, Honda has planned to keep its price to an around $30,000. Depending upon some extra added features its cost can go up. The other European models of this type cost around $40,000. As far as the release date is concerned, it is planned after the release of much awaited Honda Civic.
Review Of 2015 Honda CR-Z
All we can say about this car is that it is splendid enough to meet the challenge of its rivals. With changes that are pretty dramatic especially with the powertrain that will offer almost 100 hp more than before this vehicle will be quite capable and will certainly attract additional number of buyers.
Another thing that was not that great with the currently available CR-Z was its fuel economy. Since it comes with significantly more power we hope that it will stay on similar number like before but it will be pretty hard. Because of that Honda engineers made few changes to the powertrain and it should be more efficient than before.