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Honda CR-Z Gas Version Planned

Inside Line is reporting that Honda may take their CR-Z hybrid towards a different direction. You see,  Honda may "offer a turbocharged engine option in late 2011 in its CR-Z hybrid coupe. The engine, a forced-induction 1.6-liter four-cylinder, may be offered in two variants, including a 200-horsepower edition that could be earmarked for the new CR-Z Type R."

With a much larger powerplant, producing 48 to 88 more horsepower than the hybrid, Left Lane news predicts the "future version of the hatchback may put a greater emphasis on all-out performance."

According to the EPA, a hybrid CR-Z receives 35…
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Honda CR-Z Variations at SEMA

Honda came to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas ready to rumble with 12 all new CR-Z cars. Here is a highlight of some of the most popular variations:

  • The CR-Z MUGEN features an aggressive body kit, a revised grille, a rear wing, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, the cabin boasts an aluminum shift knob and a unique serial-number plaque. Production will be limited to 300 units and sales are scheduled to begin next spring.
  • To amp up the CR-Z Racer, Honda engineers upgraded the IMA hybrid system and equipped the 1.5-liter petrol engine with a turbocharger. Thanks to…
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