Honda CR-Z successor planned, to use Civic Type R’s engine image

A successor of the Honda CR-Z is currently being planned by the Japanese based automaker and this should use the same engine which is found on the new Civic Type R generation.

Honda has some big plans for its future models and one of them is the introduction of a successor for the CR-Z. The model in question should be offered officially over the next few years and, according to a recent report, it should arrive in the company’s dealerships sometimes in 2018. The new CR-Z generation will be a coupe which will shatter the segment and, in order to become even hotter, it will be making use of the engine found on the new Civic Type R generation. This will be the 310 HP (228 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque 2.0 liter four-cylinder unit.

In the hot hatch, the engine is allowing it to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.7 seconds and to go all the way up to a top speed of 270 km/h (167 mph). As a small reminder, the Honda CR-Z has been in production since 2010 and it is being put together in Suzuka, Japan. The model has a 3-door body style, with a front engine and front-wheel drive layout, being related to the Insight and the Fit Hybrid. It is making use of a 1.5L SOHC engine with 111 HP (83 kW) and 144 Nm (106 lb-ft) in the CVT version while the electric motor is good for 14 HP (10 kW) and 79 Nm (58 lb-ft) of torque. This is a hybrid gasoline-electric compact car.

Source: Car and Driver