We fully expected Honda to reveal its facelifted 2013 CR-Z hybrid at the Paris Motor Show next week, but instead, the Japanese automaker has brought its updated three-door to the Indonesia International Motor Show, and our friends at PaulTan.org were on hand to get the details.

And no, your eyes do not deceive you – this CR-Z has, in fact, been given a nip/tuck. The most obvious element that sets the 2013 model apart from earlier versions is a set of LED running lights tucked below the headlamps. A more pronounced lower front lip jutting underneath redesigned fog lamps is also new, as well as additional paint colors including the Premium Energetic Yellow Pearl finish seen here. Out back, a revamped diffuser has settled in, and other minor updates like new door mirrors and 17-inch alloys round out the changes.

The revised CR-Z still uses the same 1.5-liter inline-four with Honda's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid technology, and PaulTan.org reports that the engine is capable of putting down 118 horsepower with the six-speed manual or 116 hp with the Continuously Variable Transmission. The electric motor provides an additional 20-hp of oomph, but Honda has not released official combined output ratings just yet. Most intriguingly, there's a new Plus Sport System accessed through a Sport button in the cabin, but it's not yet clear what systems it holds sway over.

We'll get another look at the new CR-Z in Paris next week, but for now, head over to PaulTan.org for the details and scroll through the image gallery above to see the Energetic CR-Z in all its glory.


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      Mr E
      • 2 Years Ago
      I personally really like the styling, but shoot, I thought they'd up the power more.
      Rita Soetanto
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like only minor changes in appearance from the 2012 model...
      FuelToTheFire
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car, like all Hondas, has great driving dynamics and is very involving to drive. With the hybrid system,it also gets terrific mileage . On the other hand, the Velosturd is much slower, has a numb steering feel, has terriblre reliability, has bloated mpg and hp figures, looks ugly, and is bought only by trashy low class people with bad credit. Now, which one would you prefer?
        Kahz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        The "Velosturd" may be 'ugly', but the CRZ looks like some little leaf bug. For a beasty machine, I prefer the angry look of the Velosturd. Also, you know you're talking crap about the Veloster.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        The Ford Mustang GT/Boss 302.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Also, the Veloster has barely been on sale for a year. Reliability reports aren't coming yet.
      Solji
      • 2 Years Ago
      Big let down. I wonder how much longer it will even be in production
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really want to like the CR-Z, but what it really needs is: 1) Price drop 2) More horsepower OR better fuel economy Right now its too expensive and offers mediocre at best fuel economy and performance. I'd like it to at least do something well for that much money.
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Holy crap! I can't decide which is uglier - Honda Crossturd or this monster.
        Kahz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        "Crossturd" is uglier because it's a tent on wheels. This 'monster' is no monster, but an innocent leaf bug - look at it. The driver's car called Civic-R, is out of this world - alien, a UFO and offensive; should be covered.
      Robert Fahey
      • 2 Years Ago
      There was something at the Indonesia auto show besides mopeds and push-carts?
        Dayv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Robert Fahey
        You might be surprised to learn that Indonesians are people, similar in many ways to the rest of us.
      rayhondafan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sigh!!! Styling is not the weak link in the CR-Z's armor, it is horsepower. This car needs about 180-200 hp with the same fuel economy to be on the radar of most enthusiasts. Put the vestigial backseats back in for the North American market please, at least I can still justify this as a daily driver as a young family w one kid. Look what Hyundai is doing with the ugly Veloster ( w the turbo), it is selling much better.
        PeterScott
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rayhondafan
        Actually it has multiple weak links. Styling is subjective, but I think it looks awkward from nearly every angle. And that won't be fixed by adding an LED strip to the headlights. I also think it has terrible rearward visibility, with high and rising belt line, combined with comically small rear side windows. It is not sporty enough to be sporty car, being both fairly slow and scoring quite bad in most handling tests as well. And for a small hybrid it gets mediocre fuel economy. IMO, it is pretty much unfix-able. You need to completely tear up the plans a go back to the drawing board.
      Toddley
      • 2 Years Ago
      118 horsepower. Say all you want about cars being more than their numbers, but that's just hilarious. What a piece of junk. And now SonataGuy will come in here telling me I've never driven one. I have driven one. It was a piece of junk.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Toddley
        [blocked]
      Robert Fahey
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bring back the CR-X, not this imposter.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Robert Fahey
        [blocked]
          Robert Fahey
          • 2 Years Ago
          I remember it. I had fun zipping around even in the "HF" version that got 50 mpg. The Fit is more of a spiritual successor than this superflous CR-Z gadget.
      sundude
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ummmm, it looks the same.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honda. You guys are dumb.
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