New 2018 Honda CR-Z 2.0-liter VTEC four-cylinder 280 horsepower
Thankfully, Honda reportedly is ready to show off its newest car. At least, that is according to people in the car and the driver, who said the new CR-Z will arrive sans hybrid when it hits the market sometime in 2018.
“The two reasons that forced Honda to phase it out [in Europe and Australia], namely its weak street cred and lack of performance thanks to its ho-hum hybrid power unit, have been addressed. The new coupe will be a force to reckon with,” insists our source.
Expected to be partially larger than the current 2018 Honda CR-Z, the new version will certainly borrow style signs from the brand-new NSX and also the Civic Type R. Under the hood will certainly be a detuned variation of the Type R’s turbocharged, 2.0-liter VTEC four-cylinder draining greater than 280 horsepower. It looks as if the CR-Z will certainly be placed and marketed as a high-performance coupe version of the next-generation U.S. Civic, which indicates it might be called the Civic CR-Z.
While the united state version will certainly be fitted with the 2.0-liter engine, Honda is planning to review the hybrid for the Japanese domestic market; that edition will certainly employ a turbocharged 1.5-liter hybrid i-DCD powertrain creating upwards of 200 horsepower and also incorporating an eight-speed automated transmission.