The Honda CR-Z inspires a lot of zzz's but that could soon be changing as a new report is indicating the next-generation model will be based on the Civic Type R.
Details are limited but Motoring is reporting the company is developing an all-new CR-Z that will be underpinned by the Civic Type R's platform. The publication goes on to say that a prototype has already been built and it rides on a short-wheelbase version of the Type R's architecture.
While Honda recently confirmed the Civic Type R will feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine, the CR-Z is expected use a turbocharged 1.5-liter petrol engine and an updated hybrid system for a combined maximum output of 224 HP (165kW). For comparison, the current model has a combined output of just 137 HP (101 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque.
If everything pans out, the new CR-Z could be introduced in 2016.