The slow selling little hybrid that wanted to prove to the world it’s both sporty and green has been getting ready to receive a new generation for quite some time. But before that happens, we’re going to be treated to a facelift.
And now we have the first leaked images of the updated version of the CR-Z, which should keep the batch of green customers interested before the all-new generation arrives in 2017. The sporty hybrid failed to make an impression on numerous markets so it was axed from the US for example, but for the remaining interested markets the car will be receiving a much needed update. The modifications look light, with the quirky and distinctive shape retained – the update targets the front part with modified fascia and larger fog lamps. The headlights also seem to have been treated to a mild revision and in the back we were treated to a reshaped bumper with a new, low-riding diffuser. The very blurry shot with the cockpit shows equally limited reworking, save for a new electronic parking brake with a button on the center console and a new armrest with a storage box.
The images have been sourced from a scanned brochure and shows arrows pointing to other changes as well, though more details would only be available when the car makes its official debut. Without any confirmation, we should expect the 2016 CR-Z to be showcased by the third largest Japanese automaker during the days of the Tokyo Motor Show later this year.