Honda is certainly paying a lot of attention to the Indonesian market, at least where the CR-Z is concerned. First, the facelift made a surprise world premiere in Jakarta last September, instead of its planned Paris debut set for a week later, catching everyone off-guard.
Now, news has come about that the car is due to begin selling in Indonesia next month, according to schedule. Significantly, Indonesia is the second market to sell the vehicle after Japan. The car will be the first Honda hybrid to be sold there.
In related-news, the automaker says it’s aiming to boost its hybrid sales in the ASEAN region – currently Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand – from more than 12,000 last year to 20,000 units in 2013. No word on when exactly the CR-Z facelift is to debut here, but it should be sometime soon, within the first quarter.