The 2016 CR-Z is set to be launched soon in the Philippine market, according to Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI). This news was confirmed last December 4, 2015 by HCPI President Toshio Kuwahara.
Compared to the previous model, the facelifted CR-Z comes with new HID headlights, revamped bumper and restyled grill. The side of the 2016 CR-Z is also equipped with redesigned side skirts.
The rear of the 2016 CR-Z is fitted with a reshaped bumper while the taillights are unchanged.
Inside, the 2016 CR-Z gets minor design changes. Of note, it now has a push button ignition, an electronic parking brake, an armrest, an upgraded audio system and a 7-inch touchscreen.
Under the hood, the 2016 CR-Z is powered by a hybrid powertrain that uses a 1.5-liter SOHC engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). It is combined with a 144-volt Lithium-Ion battery that produces a combined peak output of 132 PS and 190 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The official pricing and the exact launch date of the 2016 CR-Z are yet to be confirmed by HCPI.