Published on : 26 September 20193 min reading time
The CR-Z’s wide and low profile is accentuated by a one-piece grille extending above and below the front bumper line. This grille is the strong styling element of the front panel. From its upper part, the hood extends up to the base of the windshield.
Due to the curvature of the windshield, the windshield pillars are positioned far behind, making the hood appear longer and lower. The visual integration of the glass surfaces is accentuated by the glossy black finish of the windscreen pillars, giving the illusion of a continuous window running around the front of the car.
In profile, the designers and engineers worked together to create a roof as long as possible, without compromising the visual balance of the car.
The rear part of the CR-Z plays an important aerodynamic role while providing a particularly secure seating position for the car on the road. The heavily swollen rear wheel arches and double rear window are elements that the CR-Z shares with the second-generation CR-X, 1999 Insight and FCX Clarity. The curvature of the tailgate and rear glass section is a typical Honda styling element, while effectively reducing aerodynamic drag.
The diffuser masks the exhaust outlet, giving the rear face a more balanced appearance and promoting the flow of air under the car. The diffuser is made of a material containing aluminium, which gives it a metallic appearance.
The interior of the CR-Z has been designed as a cockpit. Important controls are within reach of the driver, allowing him to concentrate on his driving. The upper part of the dashboard contains all the instruments and controls. Behind the steering wheel, the digital tachometer features an impressive 3D display, which gives the driver an unparalleled feeling of depth in the dashboard.
The front seats have been designed for dynamic driving. The driver sits low, in a comfortable and practical position. Covered in very high-quality light grey chequered fabric or light grey perforated leather, the front seats add a touch of sportiness and distinction to the interior. Enhancing the exclusive coupé feel, the small rear bench seat is covered in a black fabric, contrasting with the clarity of the front seats and making it almost invisible from the outside.
The Honda CR-Z Luxury’s panoramic glass roof adds extra light to the cabin and enhances the contrast between the front seats, lower dashboard and storm doors, which are light grey in colour, and the rest of the cabin, which is tinted black.
From the GT finish, the door handles have a special metallic surface treatment, applied for the first time inside a car. This very glossy film coated with vaporous metal creates a unique texture of very good appearance quality.
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