According to a recent report, Honda has fast tracked production of the CR-Z Turbo. It is expected to offer a 1.6-liter engine with 160 hp (119 kW / 162 PS) and 200 hp (149 kW / 203 PS).

According to a recent report, Honda has fast tracked production of the CR-Z Turbo.

Details are limited, but Autocar is citing unnamed sources who say the model is an urgent priority as CR-Z sales are declining as buyers are finding the car's sporty styling isn't backed up by meaningful performance.

While the CR-Z is currently offered with a hybridized 1.5-liter engine with 122 hp (91 kW / 124 PS), the turbocharged variant is expected to use a 1.6-liter that produces 160 hp (119 kW / 162 PS) and 200 hp (149 kW / 203 PS). This will certainly add some much needed pep, but it remains to be seen if consumers will give the car a second chance.

A debut could occur as soon as the Tokyo Motor Show, but nothing is official as of yet.

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