We would love to meet those “insiders” that always wish to remain anonymous at automakers. Either way, a Honda insider has told the guys over at Motor Trend that the company is working on a new hybrid sports coupe to follow the CR-Z hybrid hatchback.
They say that the model will be bigger and will “dwarf” the new CR-Z in performance – think of it as a Honda Accord Coupe hybrid with more sportiness and more power.
How much more power? An insider says that the engineers are messing around with a 2.5L (one more liter than the CR-Z and Insight’s engine) 4-cylinder engine mated to Honda’s IMA Hybrid System. He said that for the U.S. market, engineers are considering a V6 hybrid for only minivans and SUVs.
It seems like Honda is going to have a lot of success with sport hybrids – seeing as the CR-Z has already taken 10,000 orders.
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