The Next-Gen Honda CR-Z Could Have a 280 HP 2.0L I4March 12th, 2015
The current Honda CR-Z is a testament to the need for a single, cohesive vision. On one hand, the CR-Z appears to want to be a successor to the CR-X. Both the name and the fact that it’s a small, two-seat hatchback say that pretty firmly. On the other hand, it wants to be a Prius competitor, given that it’s a hybrid pumping out 130 horsepower that would have been very impressive in 1933. Of course, the CR-X wasn’t known for being powerful either, but it was quick on account of the fact that it was made of balsa wood and pixie dust  and it wasn’t lugging around hundreds of pounds of batteries and electric motors.
The next CR-Z sounds like it’s going to be a lot cooler. For starters, it’s rumored to be rocking a 2.0L I4 making 280 horsepower. That will make for a very, very different experience than the sad little car that came before it. Expect to see it some time in 2017 or 2018. Consider me interested.