IIMS 2016: Honda CR-Z facelift – hybrid coupe lives on


Launched last month in Indonesia, the facelifted Honda CR-Z is making an appearance at the 2016 Indonesia International Motor Show, which opens to the public today at the JIExpo in Kemayoran. Announced in August last year, this is actually the second facelift for the sports hybrid coupe – the first one made its world debut at this show in 2012 and was launched in Malaysia in early 2013.

The latest CR-Z in Indonesia is as seen in Japan, and is pretty well equipped. There’s keyless entry with push start button, HDMI and two USB ports, new design LED headlamps (plus LED DRLs and signal lamps) and a multi-view parking camera with new 2-DIN touchscreen head unit.

Of course, there’s also an electronic parking brake between the front seats – the biggest change to the cabin also frees up space for a centre console bin and armrest. The stitching for the seats/steering wheel/gear knob, seat inserts and door cards are in orange. The outgoing car had red stitching and maroon inserts.

Outside, the 2015 facelift brings a revised nose and front bumper, along with the above-mentioned new LED headlamps. New two-tone blade-style 17-inch rims are present, along with a chunky new rear bumper with a diffuser design that mimics the front lip. The new front and rear look is curvier compared to the outgoing ZF2.

No change to the 1.5 litre i-VTEC and Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) combination, which produces a combined 136 PS and 190 Nm of torque (12 PS/16 Nm more than the original CR-Z). The electric motor is powered by a 144-volt, 18.8 kW lithium-ion battery. No six-speed manual for the Indonesian market, which only gets the CVT with paddle shifters.

Available in four colours – Milano Red as seen here, Premium White Pearl, Hellios Yellow Pearl II and Smart Black – the CR-Z facelift is priced at Rp. 535 million (RM159,981) in Indonesia.

GALLERY: Honda CR-Z facelift at Tokyo 2015

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • why has it got the same mouth as the Peugeot 208

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  • cendol (Member) on Apr 08, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Generally a good and fun car until you see the car price

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  • Petrol Cars on Apr 08, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I think their need to Honda will need to introduce petrol version for this CR-Z instead. To entering Malaysia, cause for Hybrid car without tax exemption are lot expensive.

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  • MeToo on Apr 08, 2016 at 10:29 am

    at the special hybrid price of RM115,000 it could hardly sell.. now at RM180,000… good luck lor

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  • 4G63T DSM on Apr 08, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Honda should just get rid of the IMA and battery pack, and drop in the new 1.5L turbo powerplant and call it the CRX…and be done with it.

    Lighter and more powerful.

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  • 2 holes and 1 stick.

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