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Old 03-12-2015, 07:15 AM   #1
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Default New CR-Z to drop hybrid, but willl have 2.0T instead

Veddy interdasting!

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As of this writing, Honda is rapidly approaching its Formula 1 comeback as the power behind McLaren at the Australian Grand Prix, and the brand is also busy readying two of Japan's most anticipated sports cars, the new NSX and the 2016 Civic Type R. Now comes news from inside Honda's R&D center in Tochigi that the unloved CR-Z hybrid sports coupe will get a new lease on life in the form of an all-new, more performance-oriented model in three years.

Honda's American arm has been pleading for a gutsy, attractive, and reasonably priced coupe to bolster its brand image, and a source with close ties to the Japanese mothership says the next CR-Z will be the answer. "Remember the CR-Z? It's due to make a big comeback in 2017," we're told.

"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.

The original model was based on a modified version of the Fit platform, but unlike the Fit, with its centrally located fuel tank, the CR-Z's tank was repositioned at the rear. To keep costs down, the new CR-Z's platform will be borrowed from the next-generation Civic, but with four inches chopped from the wheelbase.

Expected to be marginally bigger than the current CR-Z, the new model will borrow design cues from the new NSX and the Civic Type R. Under the hood will be a detuned version of the Type R's turbocharged, 2.0-liter VTEC four-cylinder pumping out more than 280 horsepower. In fact, it looks as if the CR-Z will be positioned and marketed as a high-performance coupe version of the next-generation U.S. Civic, which means it may be called the Civic CR-Z.

While the U.S. version will be fitted with the 2.0-liter engine, Honda is planning to revisit the hybrid for the Japanese domestic market; that edition will employ a turbocharged 1.5-liter hybrid i-DCD powertrain generating upwards of 200 horsepower and incorporating an eight-speed automatic transmission.

While it's still some way out, we understand a CR-Z prototype or concept car may surface at the 2017 Detroit show in advance of an on-sale date sometime in early 2018.

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Old 03-12-2015, 07:18 AM   #2
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Veddy interdasting!
You are correct sir!
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:19 AM   #3
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So we will have to wait till 2018 for our Civic Type R

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...o-rumored.html
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:50 AM   #4
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About damn time.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:10 AM   #5
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Oh this could be a VERY exciting car.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:44 AM   #6
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The only direction this car can go is up. It can't possibly sink any lower.

<--- Disappointed CRZ owner.
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:19 AM   #7
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I have high hopes for this car even knowing that by that point I will be forced to drive a Focus RS due to incoming child seat(s). The last time I wanted to test drive a CRZ, I remember sitting in the drivers seat and seeing this:



And thinking WTF is all this BS. There were so many buttons and garbage it was clear to me the car was designed for Prius fans who wanted a Star Trek experience in coupe form. I hope the new one will be a drivers car. A small form factor, low weight and the 2.0t should be awesome.
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:32 AM   #8
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wither the Civic Si then?
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:56 AM   #9
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I've never seen a CR-Z cockpit before. That honestly looks outstanding to me, like most of those incredibly ridiculous, spaceship looking 80's cockpits. You hit the nail on the head with "Star Trek" experience, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that

As much as I like simplicity, I like extremely over the top futuristic more, like most concept cars.
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Old 03-12-2015, 12:44 PM   #10
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I've never seen a CR-Z cockpit before. That honestly looks outstanding to me
I agree completely. It looks very driver focused and reminds me of a modern Ferrari cockpit.

I wonder if the new CR-Z will have back seats in the U.S.
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:00 PM   #11
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...back seats for whooooom? lol
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:07 PM   #12
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I actually like the cubby slots in the back instead of the 2+2 back seats that they have in Asian models. There's just not enough head and leg room for anyone back there except for a toddler. And yes, the instrumentation cluster is indeed nice. The way the holographic speedometer jumps out at you and changes color makes it easy to track how "efficiently" you're driving.
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:21 PM   #13
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Complete fail. Everyone knows sedans are what drives this segment. Try again Honda.
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:31 PM   #14
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The only thing that will ruin this car is 2 seats and the price tag.
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The only thing that will ruin this car is 2 seats and the price tag.
Give me a modern version of my much loved '93 Civic hatch and I would be very interested. And by modern, I mean safer and more powerful while still whiptastic.
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:02 PM   #16
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or a Prelude rebirth
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