Report: The next-gen Honda CR-Z could get a turbo motor

The original Honda CR-Z wasn’t exactly a smash hit. In theory and on paper, as a mild-hybrid that was affordable, fun-to-drive, and efficient, didn’t exactly play out as such.

It was mildly fun-to-drive, it wasn’t as efficient as expected, and that chipped away at its affordability factor.

But Honda’s not giving up as CARandDRIVER reports there could be a next-generation CR-Z with a turbo motor. This makes perfect sense since Honda just revealed their first-ever high-performance turbocharged four-banger for the new 2016 Honda Civic Type-R. So even Honda’s going turbocharged, signaling a possible end to Honda’s tradition to keep their motors naturally-aspirated, lively, and very rev-happy.

The CR-Z’s idea was also to revive the spirit of the original CR-X, which was a smash-hit and an absolute hoot to drive in Si form. But again, the last CR-Z fell a little bit short.

The new model is speculated to be larger than the current model while the 2.0L turbo-four should be detuned from its original state of tune, producing 280hp. There’s even the possibility that this new CR-Z could be pegged as a performance model and variant to the typical US-market Civic.

Expect a prototype or concept sometime in 2017 at Detroit.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: CARandDRIVER

Chris Chin

Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech Freelance Automotive Journalist / Editor / Photographer

admin has 4403 posts and counting.See all posts by admin


09 Mazda 6 2.5L Engine Motor 45K OEM picture
09 Mazda 6 2.5L Engine Motor 45K OEM
03 04 2003 2004 Nissan Murano Engine Motor 3.5L 118K OEM LKQ picture
03 04 2003 2004 Nissan Murano Engine Motor 3.5L 118K OEM LKQ
New 2011 Engine Ford Mustang gt Watches picture
New 2011 Engine Ford Mustang gt Watches
New CARBURETOR Carb for Tecumseh 632230 632272 fits H30 H50 H60 HH60 Engines picture
New CARBURETOR Carb for Tecumseh 632230 632272 fits H30 H50 H60 HH60 Engines
1 X 7
1 X 7" Black Electric Slim Push Pull Engine Bay Cooling Radiator Fan Universal 3