In-house Honda tuner Mugen has revealed a sporty styling kit for the upcoming 2011 CR-Z Hybrid Coupe. No powertrain upgrades were announced.
The Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe is getting cosmetic and aerodynamic treatment from Honda's in-house tuner. Mugen will install kit such as front aprons, a new front grille with LED daytime running lights, a large roof-mounted wing and side skirts. A rear diffuser forms part of the package. Although a contradiction in terms for a vehicle intended to be economical, performance-improving parts have yet to be fitted to the powerplant.
Other equipment includes a sport exhaust system, air filters and a sport suspension system. Customers will have a choice of different-looking 17-inch alloy wheels to pick from.
The interior is dressed up with items like unique gear lever knobs and floor mats, additional gauges, and a carbon fibre mirror.
Hopefully at some point a high-performance "R" model will be developed from this sophisticated hybrid system. At the moment the car's 1.5-litre petrol engine produces 84kW (114 PS) at 6,000rpm and peak torque is 145Nm (107 lb-ft) at 4,800rpm while the electric motor gives out 10kW (14 PS) at 1,500rpm and 78Nm (58 lb-ft) at 1,000 rpm according to a brochure leaked last December.