[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
2018 Acura RLX Arrives in Showrooms with Striking Redesign
More.......................
American Honda Reports Sales Figures for October 2017
More.......................
Second-Generation NSX “Dream Project” by ScienceofSpeed to Debut at SEMA
More.......................
Honda Reveals their Sports EV Concept
More.......................
Watch Live: Honda Reveals their Sports EV Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
American Honda reports strong sales numbers for September 2017
More.......................
Honda will be showing a Sports EV Concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
The 1.5T in the 2018 Accord has VTEC!
More.......................
TSX --> Re: Still a looker!
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Proud new owner of...
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Honda C001 [was:First independent review of Tesla Model 3: Doug DeMuro]
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Mazda confirms turbo for the 2018 Mazda 6
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Why is Acura being so quiet?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: How Honda reinvented the compact Hybrid
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: G70: Korean Entry-level Luxury domination on the rise?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: New Tesla Roadster will go from 0-60mph in 1.9s
Join Discussion......
TLX --> Re: TLX-L mini-site up
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Does Honda = Sony and Kia = Samsung
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Kia Stinger Review
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Tablet + iphone on wheel
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Autoblog CTR Driver's Notes
Join Discussion......
TSX --> Re: 2nd Gen TSX OEM Floor Mats
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: 2018 Accord Sport - Sport Mode on CVT but not 6MT?
Join Discussion......
Honda R&D Chief confirms to Autocar UK that Honda is working on a hotter CR-Z
 Date: March 18, 2011 10:35
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Autocar UK
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


In a story released today by Autocar UK, the following quote is attributed to Honda R&D Chief Tomohiko Kawanabe:

“It’s true: we are working on a more powerful CR-Z,” he said. “Our problem with the car as it stands is that it looks very good, but it doesn’t have the performance some customers expect.”


This should come as good news to many of you who were disappointed by the CR-Zs initial performance envelope. For those who were hoping that the increase in power would be achieved by turbocharging the ICE, Kawanabe-san says that there has been no decision made yet, and in fact, he states that "a high-compression petrol engine would work better in tandem with a hybrid assist system.”

No time table is given for the expected release of this hotter CR-Z, but Autocar says that it is likely that the enhanced CR-Z would likely feature the "next generation" IMA technology, which includes a Lithium-Ion battery pack (double the energy density), and a new coupling between the IMA flywheel/motor and ICE which will allow it to decouple the ICE during braking to enhance energy recovery.

Kawanabe-san also says that it would not be acceptable for this car to be less fuel efficient than the current one.

Read the full story at Autocar UK.







Last edited by JeffX on March 18, 2011 11:26

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Yawn.....
typer_801 5
  Just ditch the hybrid in the "hotter" version
lexusgs 46
  Any chance it could have F1 KERS technology in it?
SoichirosHeroes 6
  Honda, LHT did it for you already
DCR 19
  HCCI?
Nick GravesX 22
  another one bites the dust...
jero 11
  Sounds good!
musicmanvin 0
  Part of what I admire about Honda
MalcolmR 1
  Wow.
dootndo2 1
2018 Acura RLX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 1.5T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy