• Honda CR-X del Sol

Honda CR-X del Sol – a small sports car brand Honda third (last) generation of the Honda CR-X built on the Honda Civic V Auto in contrast to its predecessors (CRX) is equipped with two doors and a body with an opening roof targa type. The name of the CR-X del Sol can be developed as a Honda Civic Renaissance Model X Del Sol. Name del Sol comes from the Spanish language, you can translate it as "sun"/"solar" and refers most likely to detachable roof of the car.

CR-X del Sol in sales appeared in 1992, production ended in 1997. U.S. market del Sol appeared in 1993 as the Civic del Sol from 1995 was sold as the Honda del Sol. In Europe, the car was sold as the Honda CR-X del Sol, from 1995 was offered simply as a Honda CRX.

CRX del Sol in Europe was available only with an engine capacity of 1.6 liters in Japan throughout the period of production, and between 1993 and 1996 in the United States was also a version available with an engine capacity of 1.5 liters

Normally mounted engines were called. D-series, developing the capacity of approx 124-128hp (D16Z6, D16Y8) – in versions marked in Europe as ESi. Available was also a version of Vti, with the engine B16A2 or B16A3 (USA) growing power of about 160hp. The Japanese market was also mounted B16A engine developing a power of about 167hp. By 1996, the U.S. and Japan was available version marked as S (USA) or VXI/VGI (Japan) equipped with an engine developing a power of about 102hp (U.S.) or D15B engine (JDM) – about 130hp.

In most markets CRX was offered with engines equipped with VTEC system with a single or double overhead camshaft (SOHC or DOHC). However, in some markets (mainly African and Middle East) hit copies of installed engines DOHC VTEC system without. These engines were known from the previous generation Honda CRX – they were marked as D16A9 and develop a maximum power output similar to the SOHC engine with VTEC system – but the power curve for these engines was a bit different.

Versions for Esi And Vti were combined with other transmissions: Esi engine version worked with gearbox S20; version of Vti crated Y21. Both of these cases had the hydraulic clutch.

Engine version Esi allows you to accelerate CR-X with a speed of about 208km/h version VTI about 222km/h Esi version accelerates to 100km/h in about 9.2 s; VTi – about 8.2 s

The most popular variant of the Honda CR-X Del Sol, with the engine D16Z6 or D16Y8 and manually retractable roof weighs about 1080kg of fuel. VTi version weighs about 1130kg. Versions with electrically retractable roof weighed about 80kg more than the version with manually retractable roof.

In the European market, and the Japanese version was offered with an electrically retractable roof in the trunk. In this version the trunk lid will not open on its hinges as standard, but all goes up on jacks – still maintaining top trunk parallel to the ground. The roof is retractable into the trunk lid with a pair of rods automatically dip in the roof structure. The whole operation retractable roof is controlled by two buttons located to the left of the roof enclosing clocks and is divided into several stages, during which you can undo the retractable roof. Revision TRANSTOP had a different design, both the boot floor and bulkhead, which "spacer" automatic mechanism for the basic version is difficult. Folding operation/opening roof oversees more than 30 sensors, failure of any one of them causes a loss the ability to automatically make the roof. Both versions of manually retractable roof at the tailgate and had these automatic roof made of aluminum, weighing about 10kg.

All Honda CR-X Del Sol were equipped with electrically operated windows 3 (side + back) and electric mirrors (except version S). One of the options was air conditioning. In Version Vti in the door handles were called. Map-Lighty – inner side lights. Vti in the standard version was also equipped with a spoiler on the tailgate, Version Esi was an accessory that was also a different shape than the one installed in Vti. In the version of Vti standard struts were mounted top and bottom, front and rear and stabilizers. Versions JDM (Japan Domestic Market) were designed differently headlights that were fused with indicator light, and a different arrangement of the rear lights.

At the end of 1997 and beginning of 1998 in the German showrooms you can buy a limited edition version of the Honda CR-X Del Sol. One of the limited edition version was the version Motegi – its characteristics belonged dark blue paint and leather interior in yellow-orange. The second version was a limited edition version of Daytona – painted in silver with a red interior. In addition, limited versions are properly labeled plaques on the back the lid and sides. Limited versions were not released for sale by the manufacturer. Both Motegi and Daytona were versions of the limited quantity releases on German Honda dealer. German dealers also offered a Honda Del Sol with leather seats. Sam manufacturer does not have to offer such equipment.

All Honda CR-X Del Sol Vti were equipped with disc brakes on all wheels, in versions Esi until 1995 were mounted disc brakes front and drums at the rear. In later years, with the rear drum brakes changed to disc, however, until the end of 1997 was produced fewer copies with drum brakes on the rear axle. In the version of Vti ABS was fitted as standard, after 1995 ABS was serialized in the majority of copies produced ESi. In 1995 years has changed the steering wheel. Old 3-spoke was replaced by 4-brachial, housing in its interior airbag. Electric antenna is available as an option.

Inside the Honda CR-X Del Sol can comfortably travel 2 people with growth of about 185 cm. Inside are several storage compartments. In addition to the standard front passenger seat, is also one compartment for each seat, and one additional storage space between the seats. Storage compartments and rear lever opening the fuel filler flap are secured by separate locks, opening the same key as the door. The inner boot opening lever was mounted only copies directed to the U.S. market. The trunk can fit more than 300 liters of luggage and (just below the tailgate) – roof (mounted on a special rack). Taking out of the roof of the rack is indicated on the dashboard. On the dashboard there is also a separate indicator indicating an open trunk, open the rear window or the roof open. In addition, the version offered on the U.S. market (USDM) and Japan (JDM) is indicated niezapiÄ™cie belts security "and to leave the State kluczykÄ‚Å‚w in the ignition.