Honda CR-Z, a very beautiful but dull car – nice clothes but wrong engine. Looks like this affirmation made the engineers at Honda to entirely rethink the model, so voices inside Honda are whispering that the next generation will be based on the Civic Type-R (yes, the new one), will be turbocharged and will be a direct competitor of the GT86 & BRZ.
Nothing official yet, but the Australian publication Motoring affirmed that it may be possible that the new engine will feature a hybrid turbo-charged 1.5 liter, with a total output of 224 HP (165 Kw) – in comparison with the power of the actual hybrid – 137 HP – and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. As I said before, we are talking about a combination between the hybrid and turbo system, combination that will improve the fuel consumption and generate a higher torque.
If everything goes well, we will have this beauty on the streets starting with 2016. I hope everything will do!