CR-Z

About the CR-Z

  • Overview
  • Design
  • Powertrain
  • 3 mode drive system
  • Linear dynamics
  • Technical specification

3 mode drive system

With the touch of a button, the three-mode drive system provides unified control of the powertrain, EPS (electric power steering) and air conditioner to match the driver's chosen driving style.

The default mode upon startup is Normal. Using the three switches on the cluster panel directly to the right of the steering wheel, the driver may select a different mode at any time, including during driving.

3 MODO DRIVE SYSTEM

3 MODO DRIVE SYSTEM * Japanese Version

Sport mode : For fun, sporty driving

For the CR-Z with 6-speed manual transmission, this mode heightens engine response and motor assist. For the CR-Z with CVT, it selects transmission ratios that heighten engine rpms and acceleration response. For both CR-Z versions, this mode also enhances EPS response for a sporty steering feel.

3 MODO DRIVE SYSTEM [ SPORT MODE ]

3 MODO DRIVE SYSTEM [ SPORT MODE ] * Japanese Version

Ambient Meter (in Sport mode)

Ambient Meter (in Sport mode) * Japanese Version

Normal mode : For balanced driving performance and fuel economy

This mode leverages IMA's ample torque in the low rpm range for balanced everyday driving. EPS response is similarly balanced and smooth.

3 MODO DRIVE SYSTEM [ NORMAL MODE ]

3 MODO DRIVE SYSTEM [ NORMAL MODE ] * Japanese Version


Ambient Meter (in Normal & Econ mode)

Ambient Meter (in Normal & Econ mode) * Japanese Version

Econ mode : For enhanced real-world fuel economy

This mode reduces throttle response and optimizes motor assist for maximal engine efficiency. For the CR-Z with CVT, it selects transmission ratios that lower engine rpms. In addition, it runs the air conditioner more efficiently and lengthens idle stops. EPS response is the same as in Normal mode.

3 MODO DRIVE SYSTEM [ ECON MODE ]

3 MODO DRIVE SYSTEM [ ECON MODE ] * Japanese Version


Ambient Meter (in Normal & Econ mode)

Ambient Meter (in Normal & Econ mode) * Japanese Version

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