While the locally-sold CR-Zs come in 6 lovely colors, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. in Japan now has them in 10. The small hybrid sports coupe is being offered there in two-tone paint for a special edition called ‘CR-Z α Master Label’.
The CR-Z α Master Label is the top-of-the-line trim in their CR-Z line-up and comes with extra goodies such as LED daytime running lights, rear view camera, and satellite navigation. But what really sets it apart is its two-tone paint where the roof, pillar, side mirrors, and trunk are all painted in Crystal Black Pearl. As for the body colors, choices include Premium White Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic, Premium Yellow Pearl II, and Milan Red.
Aside from body paint, interior furnishings get an update as well. The CR-Z α Master Label features suede front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and all-black door linings.
Performance wise, the sports hybrid still runs on the same 1.5L 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA), as well as the 6-speed MT or CVT.
Listed at ¥2,630,000 (est. P1.151 million), the CR-Z α Master Label costs ¥55,000 more than the standard model. Sadly, it’s available for the Japanese market only. On the upside, I’m sure you can get the same effect simply by having your CR-Z’s roof sprayed or wrapped.