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 |  Jan 17 2011, 8:51 AM

Due to overwhelming demand, not to mention lackluster sales for the original hybrid version, Honda will bring to market its CR-Z turbo model, possibly as early as this year.

Facing new competition from the Hyundai Veloster, and aiming to offer something in line with higher-performance versions of the MINI Cooper, the CR-Z turbo will reportedly be available in two performance levels. A 160-hp model will offer added grunt, whole a 200-hp version will top the line. Both cars will use a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine.

At last year’s SEMA Show, Honda displayed a CR-Z Hybrid R Concept (above), using a 1.5-liter turbocharged and hybrid engine to deliver as much as 200-hp.

The current CR-Z makes 122-hp and 128 ft-lbs of torque.

If Honda is able to move ahead on the project as fast as it’s believed they want to, we could see a debut of the car before the end of the year at the Tokyo Auto Show.

[Source: AutoCar]

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  • Holeshot

    About time Honda puts some race tech to work in the mainstrean.

  • Ugly

    What an ugly POS. only an idiot off of 780tuners would buy this

  • Andy

    What will it weigh? Will it be hybrid, a heavy compromise?

  • STEVE

    HEADLINE READS WRONG!

    HONDA CR-Z TURBO BETTER ARRIVE THIS YEAR!

    IF HONDA DONT GET THIS CAR TO THE MARKET ASAP THEIR JUST HANGING THEMSELVES, VELOSTER WILL KILL CRZ SALES BECAUSE IT WILL BE AVAILABLE
    FIRST!

  • Edgardo

    now that the 2012 civic Si is pretty much an smaller accord…honda has totally kill any sporty link to its past. Now i read about the turbo cr-z and if the numbers are right , i think i will trade in my 06 civic Si….but the name better be cr-z type R.

    honda better take its head out of its ass because hyundai, ford and now toyota are at the top of the class and honda its just making great minivans

  • Scooby

    nice little car. About time Honda got their act together and came out with a car like this. They should make it a 1.8l turbo with AWD. Then it would be a serious sports car.

  • Scuromondo

    On paper, it sounds like a real fun car. IOverall, I like the look…except for that ridiculous, testicular, “hey everybody, look-at-me!” boy-racer spoiler. That has got to go!

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  • Andrew

    I still think they just need to turbo-charge the SI. Much more fun car IMO.

  • Karl

    Andrew I’m with you on the Turbo charger idea. I’d rather the engineers figure it out than us that want to do it ourselves.
    Scooby, I think were on to something that Mitsubishi has done long ago twenty years ago and been overlooked again in 2012.

  • Ajeeth

    Hoping the CR-Z Turbo offers optional rear seats