The Honda CR-Z hybrid sports coupe has created quite a buzz since it was unveiled in 2013. Before it was even shipped to dealers, the CR-Z website received more than a million hits. In one of superstar singer Jason Derulo's biggest videos, "Ridin' Solo," the CR-Z is featured in three or four scenes, looking like a million dollars in fantasy sequences. Only two questions remain: Why aren't you driving a stylish and fuel efficient Honda CR-Z? And what does CR-Z mean? The latter answer is, CR-Z is an acronym for Compact Renaissance Zero, which is a reference to its classification as an Advvanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV). The only reason you are not currently driving a new Honda CR-Z is either because you never heard of it, or you haven't taken one for spin yet. You are welcome to test-drive the this amazing hybrid sportster at John Howerton Honda, [%STATE%}, conveniently located at 252 Auto Plaza Dr in Beckley, [%STATE%}. We have a nice selection of the Honda CR-Z in all the most popular models and colors. Our service area now includes , and Beckley, so everyone is invited to see the beautiful and eco-conscious 2016 Honda CR-Z.
The Honda CR-Z is powered by two efficient sources - an impressive 15-kilowatt electric motor that operates at 144 volts off a lithium-ion battery, and the muscular 1.5L i-VTEC® gas engine. Together, they produce a peak output of 130 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 140 pound-feet of torque. The exclusive manual hybrid transmission gives the CR-Z a larger clutch and lower final drive ratio for more vigorous acceleration. You contribute to the fuel efficiency by working the 3-Mode Drive System, which allows you to choose between Normal Mode, Econ Mode and Sport Mode. In Normal Mode, the CR-Z combines the electric and gas power for optimum hybrid performance; Sport Mode cranks up the power, and the excitement, to muscle-car levels; ECON Mode governs the throttle response and air conditioning to conserve fuel in a way you will never notice. You have never seen a hybrid that performs like the new Honda CR-Z.
In case you haven't guessed by now, the 2016 Honda CR-Z is a dynamic two-seater. Three is a crowd, anyway. Unless you're in the market for a million-dollar hypercar, the CR-Z is the only two-seater hybrid game in town. The seats are bolstered and the interior is aggressively sporty, with leather-trimmed seats, a redesigned ergonomic center console, and race-inspired aluminum pedals to appease your lead foot. Here is just a sampling of the great interior features you will find in every Honda CR-Z:
The best of Honda's passive and active safety systems make the 2016 Honda CR-Z one of the safest sports coupes on the road. This year brings the amazing Multi-Angle Rearview Camera that lets you choose the viewing angles: wide, normal or top-down. The ingenious Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) system is a two-pronged approach to better handling and steering control. It applies the brake to individual wheels and reduces engine power to compensate for oversteering or understeering. The heart of the new CR-Z's enhanced occupant protection is Honda's exclusive ACE body construction, which keeps the driver and all passengers in a giant safety cage designed with crumple zones to diffuse the impact energy. Add to that a complement of "smart" airbags and headrests, and you get the best active and passive safety features that money can buy.
Even if you can afford a hypercar, you would be wise to check out the 2016 Honda CR-Z, just for thrill of it. When Honda produces a head-turning two-seater sports coupe with a hybrid engine, you know the world is changing. If you currently drive a coupe, or have always wanted a sports car, it's time to step up to the awesome hybrid Honda CR-Z. Take one for a test drive at John Howerton Honda, 252 Auto Plaza Dr in Beckley, [%STATE%}. We extend our invitation to everyone in , and Beckley. We hope to see you all soon!View Inventory