The triangular Honda CR-Z just has not been the hit in the U.S. that it’s been in Japan. Though there are probably a number of reasons for this, probably the most glaring has been its lack of power.
Its puny engine made the sports-car-looking car no faster than the methodical Toyota Prius. Therefore, the Japanese automaker has revisited the CR-Z so that its 1.5-liter engine and electric motor are now able to churn out a combined 137 horsepower; a 13-horsepower increase over the 2012 model (um…yea?)
Honda has even gone so far as to add a super up Plus Sport button that releases a 10-second extra charge of electrical power when its battery still has at least 50% of its charge.
What do you guys think? Will 13-hp save this cool little hatch?