Updated Honda CR-Z revealed ahead of Paris debut image

The Japanese based automaker Honda has unveiled the updated CR-Z model ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show on the 27th of September.

The “new” Honda CR-Z is actually a facelift which is coming with some updates for both the exterior design and the cabin but the most significant changes can be seen under the hood. According to the car manufacturer, the 1.5 liter i-VTEC petrol engine, along with the electric motor, have been updated from the standard 122 BHP and 174 Nm of torque, but even if this has been officially announced, Honda didn’t say how much output is developed by the hybrid powertrain.

The carmaker says that with the updated Honda CR-Z now being more powerful, exhaust emissions, which currently stand at 117 g/km CO2 haven’t been affected. Unfortunately this is all Honda said about the 2013 CR-Z and it’s keeping the rest for the 2012 Paris Motor Show which will open its gates for the media on the 27th of September. Besides the updated CR-Z, Honda will also bring the Civic 1.6 i-DTEC diesel to the same French automotive event, along with the EV-STER roadster concept revealed in Tokyo last year.