2016 Honda CR-Z Edmonton AB
While rumors have been circulating about Honda’s popular “sport hybrid coupe” entering its second generation sometime soon, for the current model year it has been slightly enhanced and refreshed as the 2016 Honda CR-Z in Edmonton AB. We’re still hopeful that the full remodel will occur either for 2017 or 2018, but for now we’re happy to see the updates coming to what is – in our opinion – the sportiest hybrid vehicle available on the market.
The compact, sport hybrid-electric coupe was originally introduced in 2010 and has gone through a few subtle upgrades through the years. While it has always had undeniable fuel economy, it has sometimes been criticized for its lack of power. While it might not be a Honda Civic Type-R with a hybrid engine, we think the power it does offer is more than enough to pair with its incredible efficiency and sporty design.
New Features in the 2016 Honda CR-Z
We thought we’d take a look at what’s new in the 2016 Honda CR-Z rather than looking at everything else, considering most of the specifications and other features remain mostly unchanged. For starters, four brand-new features have been made standard across all trims that enhance the convenience of the vehicle, as well as a bit of the entertainment. The center console now has armrests and a display audio system, the parking brake has been upgraded to electric and both Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop systems have been introduced.
In addition to that, Honda LaneWatch has been added to the EX trim and any higher, and heated leather seats have been added to the EX-L trim level. Finally, the new display audio system was also outfitted with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System on the EX-L trim level, rounding out the new features available in the 2016 Honda CR-Z. Additionally, Honda has created a host of new Honda Genuine Accessories for customers to peruse and customize their vehicle as they see fit.
At this time, we’re not sure when the newest version of the sport hybrid coupe will be available. We’ll keep you posted on the Wheaton Honda blog, so be sure to stay tuned! If you’re interested in finding out more about the 2016 Honda CR-Z, don’t hesitate to give us a call.