Offering highly responsive handling, the chassis of the CR-Z responds nimbly to driver input while providing exceptional stability for peace of mind. Designed to be lightweight and rigid in every detail, it features a short wheelbase and wide track, as well as precisely tuned suspension geometry. Low vehicle height contributes to the CR-Z's low center of gravity, while the placement of the IPU (PCU and battery) beneath the cargo area floor helps create a 60:40* front/rear weight distribution, resulting in highly stable handling. Lightweight design of the lower arms, aluminum wheels and other unsprung components allow the CR-Z to offer a combination of nimble footwork and a smooth ride, while high-spring rate bushings provide a low-bounce cruising feel.
* Honda calculations.
In the front, MacPherson struts contribute to the CR-Z's spaciousness, low height and low center of gravity. Supporting the wide front track, newly designed long-span lower arms are made of forged aluminum for a 4 kg weight reduction in each arm. In the rear, a compact H-shaped torsion beam suspension allows for the placement of the IPU beneath the cargo area floor. A specially designed axle supports the wide rear track. High-hardness compliance bushings and engine mount bushings contribute to direct and responsive driving.
* Comparison with 2009 Insight. Honda calculations.
Front Suspension * Japanese Version
Pear Suspension * Japanese Version
Low vehicle height contributes to the CR-Z's low center of gravity, while the placement of the IPU (PCU and battery) beneath the cargo area floor helps create a 60:40 front/rear weight distribution, resulting in responsive handling and stable driving.
Packaging Explanation * Japanese Version