Nov 20 2012, 11:41am CST | by Shane McGlaun
Honda has announced that the 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid will go on sale officially tomorrow. The 2013 your model of the vehicle brains refresh styling and improved performance to the hybrid range. The hybrid starts at $19,975 and can be had with an automatic CVT transmission or a six-speed manual.
The car offers a revised front fascia, new 16-inch wheels, a new rear diffuser, a larger lithium-ion battery pack, and improved horsepower and torque among other things. The car also gets standard Bluetooth and review camera for 2013.
The electric motor has increased from 10 kW to 15 kW in size thanks to a new 144 V lithium-ion battery pack. The CR-Z has a peak output of 130 hp and 140 pound-foot of torque on 6-speed models and 127 pound-foot of torque on CVT models. EPA mileage ratings have also gone up one mpg across-the-board despite increased power.
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.
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