Paris 2012: Honda Reveals Updated CR-Z, Promises Civic Wagon And Type R

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Paris 2012: Honda Updated CR-Z, Promises Wagon And Type R

Sep 28, 2012

had a bit of good news for car enthusiasts at the Motor Show, starting an update to its sporty hybrid and ending with promises of two new Civic variants.

First, showed off the updated 2013 Just as we had inferred from a teaser video. the 2013 CR-Z wears a slightly face with a new front and grille, new LED running lights, an rear lip, and new 17-inch wheels. The interior door have been modified for storage space, and the car is available in two new colors, Energetic Yellow and Violet.

There’s also more on tap, thanks to revisions to both the 1.5-liter inline-four gas and the electric motor/generator. The former now 119 hp, up from 113 hp currently in the U.S.-spec while the electric motor is rated for 20 hp instead of the previous 13. The nickel-metal hydride battery has been swapped for a more lithium-ion pack, too.

All that is said to bring the CR-Z’s 0-to-62-mph time to 9.0 seconds (compared to the current and its top speed up to 124 mph. There’s a Plus Sport button S+, which allows a ten-second boost under full

Honda has yet to confirm it, but it’s guaranteed these updates be offered in the U.S.-spec 2013 which should launch this year. The company told us to expect interior and styling changes when the car on sale in the fall.

Two New Honda Civic Variants

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Europe president Manabu took advantage of the Paris Show to announce two new versions of the The first was hardly a surprise: as we last week. Honda is a new Civic Type R. The company it to be the fastest front-wheel-drive production car to lap the Nürburgring, a lofty goal

The car is said to use technologies from World Touring Car Championship — meaning a 1.6-liter engine — and will go on in 2015.

Nishimae also plans for a Civic wagon, and a shadowy teaser sketch of the The company promises a concept of the Civic wagon will be next year. The teaser shows a stylish car with an beltline, a sloped roof, and flared rear fenders.

It’s almost like a more aggressive version of the Odyssey minivan. Of course, as the new will be based on the Euro-market — which is totally from the one sold here there’s no chance this new model is coming to America. just the latest cool station wagon we wish we buy .

Click here for more of the 2012 Paris Motor from Automobile Magazine .

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