Honda to build petrol-only turbo CR-Z Type-R

Honda to build petrol-only turbo CR-Z Type-R

As the spiritual successor to the old-favourite CR-X, Honda’s new CR-Z promised so much. Unfortunately, what was delivered failed to impress and while the hybrid CR-Z hasn’t made it down to NZ just yet, few are waiting with anticipation. But this could all change as Honda is reportedly developing a gasoline-powered, hot-coupe version of the CR-Z model.

Currently, the CR-Z currently comes solely as a hybrid with a 84 kW 1.5 litre engine mated to an electric motor. But the reports suggest that Honda will now expand the CR-Z’s appeal by using a newly developed 1.6 litre turbocharged engine for more powerful CR-Z variants, including a CR-Z Type R. The production model will be most likely styled on the CR-Z Hybrid R concept (pictured) taken to the SEMA show in Las Vegas last month.

This new force-fed engine will be offered in two power outputs, a 119 kW version and a 149 kW model, the engine could also see service in the Jazz, Civic and possibly Accord models. The stronger 149kW variant will also replace Honda’s outgoing 2.0 liter TEC engine in the next Civic Type R.

The CR-Z Type R is scheduled for production next year, if it all goes ahead. Good news for Honda fans everywhere.

As the spiritual successor to the old-favourite CR-X, Honda’s new CR-Z promised so much. Unfortunately, what was delivered failed to impress and while the hybrid CR-Z hasn’t made it down to NZ just yet, few are waiting with anticipation. But this could all change as Honda is reportedly developing a gasoline-powered, hot-coupe version of the CR-Z model.

Currently, the CR-Z currently comes solely as a hybrid with a 84 kW 1.5 litre engine mated to an electric motor. But the reports suggest that Honda will now expand the CR-Z’s appeal by using a newly developed 1.6 litre turbocharged engine for more powerful CR-Z variants, including a CR-Z Type R. The production model will be most likely styled on the CR-Z Hybrid R concept (pictured) taken to the SEMA show in Las Vegas last month.

This new force-fed engine will be offered in two power outputs, a 119 kW version and a 149 kW model, the engine could also see service in the Jazz, Civic and possibly Accord models. The stronger 149kW variant will also replace Honda’s outgoing 2.0 liter TEC engine in the next Civic Type R.

The CR-Z Type R is scheduled for production next year, if it all goes ahead. Good news for Honda fans everywhere.

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