Honda has confirmed that it will introduce a refreshed version of its CR-Z hybrid at the Paris Motor Show. The confirmation follows an earlier teaser video that indicated a new version of the compact hybrid would debut on September 27, which happens to be the starting date of the show.
While the video is quite short, it does show what looks to be a reworked headlight with integrated LED running lights in addition to a new wheel design. Also depicted is an intriguing "S+" button, which could signal a new drive mode to compliment the current model's Econ, Normal and Sport settings.
That S+ button will be put to good use as Honda says the "power of both the petrol engine and electric motor has been increased without comprising fuel economy or increasing exhaust emissions." Previous rumors suggested Honda was working on a turbocharged version of the CR-Z, but it remains to be seen if the model destined for Paris will utilize forced induction.
The 2013 model year is shaping up to be quite busy for Honda, which is about to send a redesigned Accord (which will get a new plug-in hybrid variant) to showrooms and is also working on an updated Civic.