(from Honda Press
Release) CR-Z stands for Compact Renaissance Zeroan
expression intended to capture the idea of a renaissance in the
design of compact cars that begins anew from fundamentals.
This design research model of a lightweight hybrid sports car
features advanced technologies that deliver enjoyable driving for
all while reducing the vehicles environmental footprint.
Designed to be
Futuristic and Dynamic, the CR-Z combines powerful performance in
a compact form with a futuristic image. For its frontal view, an
over-sized grill with a high-performance look is offset by openings
on each side that lighten the overall feel. In the rear, tube-shaped
rear combination lamps ensure better rearward visibility. Design
details emphasizing the CR-Zs advanced image include door mirrors
that provide high visibility in a stylish form, LED headlights
patterned after luminous bodies to convey a sharp impression, and
jauntyfin-shaped sub-lights. Large, 19-inch wheels are ready for
dynamic driving performance.
The key words for the
CR-Zs interior design are Hi-tech and Sporty. The goal was to
create an all-new sporty interior that fuses the liberating feel of
airy spaciousness with an advanced interface that brings out the fun
of the drive. Mesh material on a simple framework construction is
used throughout the interior to convey a light, sophisticated image
without being oppressive. In the cockpit, the meter unit conveys the
image of advanced technology ensconced in a piece of glass artwork,
offering the functionality of immediate recognition while enhancing
the driving experience with a futuristic and exhilarating feeling.