Honda 2+2 Compact Sports
Early reports suggest Honda will release a 2+2 coupe with an SH-AWD driveline and Hybrid 1.3L turbo engine by January 2010. Drawing on inspiration from the second generation EF6 CR-X of 1987, Honda wants a compact sportscar in its lineup to champion the Hybrid performance vehicle category.
Such an idea at this point in time might be a little hard to swallow, but Japan’s second largest car maker believes this will change given the great strides other marques such as Toyota have made with hybrid engine technology. We can expect a moderate power output from the 1.3L turbo at 150ps (with extra power from the electric motor) but with its best fuel economy slated to be 20km/L… can a sportscar of any worth still have Prius-like economy?
Text: Justin Karow
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