After the Japanese have launched Honda CR-Z hybrid, now their are planing to release a turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol engine of 200 HP in 2011. It seems that Honda prepares a sporty version for their CR-Z, a turbocharged petrol engine for the car that since it was first presented as a concept and until the first unit was sold it was surrounded by a eco-green conception. According to the journalists of Autocar, Honda CR-Z would receive a 1.6-liter turbo engine which Honda currently develops in their Tochigi workshops. At the moment, the Japanese model can be exclusively ordered with a hybrid engine.
The new petrol version of Honda CR-Z might offer 160 HP as stock, coming from a 1.6-liter engine helped by a turbine. Rumor has it that Honda also prepares a Type R version for CR-Z of 200 HP. Of course, this engine will not be developed exclusively for Honda CR-Z, the information of the Brit journalists showing that the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine will also come on Jazz, Civic and Accord.
Honda CR-Z won last month the Japanese Car of The Year 2010 award, but the sales of Honda’s hybrid are dropping month after month, because of the limited engines line-up. So, given the situation, Honda officials are hoping that a petrol engine should resuscitate the sales of their sports model.
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