Honda CR-Z "Type-R" Confirmed

Danny Choy
by Danny Choy

Honda is moving ahead with plans to deliver a higher performance version of the CR-Z. In fact, according to a report by Temple of Vtec, CR-Z project leader Norio Tomobe-san has confirmed the car is already in development.

The first rumors of a CR-Z “Type R” came from Honda itself, with the release of the CR-Z Hybrid R concept at least year’s SEMA Show, delivering 200-hp thanks to a turbocharged version of the standard engine. Fast forward 12 months and Honda once again had something to show at SEMA, this time a supercharged version of the factory 1.5-liter 4-cylinder Integrated Motor Assist hybrid engine. Honda PR reps have also hinted to AutoGuide that this supercharged version is the more likely path.

GALLERY: Honda CR-Z Hybrid R Concept


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  • RonnDing RonnDing on Aug 19, 2013

    When will we be able to buy this thing!!!!!!

  • AmberVivicide AmberVivicide on Sep 14, 2013

    I really hope they release this in the US and not leave us in the cold like usual. We couldnt even get back seats...even for kids or dogs...nor a sunroof. This car is gorgeous but really needs to have more options and I believe it would sell amazing. There is nothing else out there that looks like this car. Im in love...well almost!