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Update from Japan: 550hp '08 NSX and a new 7-passenger sub-CR-V Crossover
 Date: December 07, 2006 08:58
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Daniel Garcia and his stack of Japanese Magazines
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


This just in from TOV's Tokyo Bureau chief, Daniel Garcia:

Hi Jeff, I just happen to be back in Japan for a short stay, and went to have a look at the rumors mags. I guess that with so much news in the US attention to overseas markets won’t be as high as other times, but I found a piece of news I thought worth to be mentioned. CR-V + Stream = New Honda Cross-over In fact, I counted three different mags featuring a new Honda SUV debut in Japan in March 07. Interesting enough, they all claim that it will be a cross between the new CR-V and Stream, and be able to seat up to 7 people (Japanese size) in an overall package that would be a little smaller than the CR-V. Powertrain-wise they all agree that it will inherit the Stream’s 1.8L 5AT and 2.0L CVT. The interior is also said to reproduce Stream themes. On the exterior all mags have somewhat different sketch/renders, but they all assume that it will build on the now extinct HR-V. I just took one of the renders that looked more accomplished. There is nothing written about a possible commercialization outside Japan. Acura V10 engine / sports car. Well, as almost every month / week, “Bestcar” has another look at a possible Acura sports coupe, and some talking about the upcoming Honda V10. Although announced as a “Top Secret” scoop, as always I wouldn’t really put to much emphasis on the accuracy of this information. They also claim though to have had an interview with somebody that has seen a real concept. Here is in short what they say though:
  • It will arrive in ’08, together with the introduction of the Acura brand in Japan.
  • Honda will give a clear design clue in Detroit in the Acura PR event (that apparently that man has seen).
  • V10 powerplant will be a 4.5L, smaller than current BMW’s M5 and the upcoming Lexus V10. They also say that it would have a V angle of 95º, similar to F1 engines, and that for that reason the body will have to be wider. It should reach around 120PS/L with max output of 550Hp. Power is said to come to the wheels through a Semi-AT transmission.
  • Platform is said to be a newly developed FR+SH-AWD setup, together with a new suspension design, and inheriting an all aluminium body construction from past-gen NSX.
  • Style is said to be more in the line of British GT’s than Italian Ferraris. According to the source, he can’t really find similarities with other cars on the road, although he says that you could say it’s a Honda (Acura), but that you couldn’t think of it as a NSX successor.
  • Price would be in line with past-gen NSX (priced around 10 – 12 Million yen), which would be considerably cheaper than Lexus targeted price of 15-20 MYen for their GT-car. Please do not translate those figures into dollars at today’s rates. Car prices in Japan have remained unchanged for really long time despite Yen recent depreciation. For sure overseas market’s prices would be more expensive than just translating the currencies.

NOTE: Before somebody starts another comment thread asking if these are real pics, please note these are COMPUTER GENERATED images. Additionally, these images are NOT OFFICIAL, nor did they originate from Honda. Note that these are basically composite sketches and may very well be based heavily upon an actual photo of an entirely different car. If you're new to the scene, that's how they do things in these Japanese scoop mags.



Last edited by JeffX on February 01, 2008 10:05

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  122 hp/L
JonBoy 9
  4.5l?? hmmmm not 5.0 litres?
Smap 5
  gimme back HSC!
AznSupastar 39
  Could be an Acura against G or SC
Honda Fan 4
  Should be next Acura CL
Powered by Honda 2
  CRV+
jsmd 6
  I just had a thought.....
hondacura 7
  Innovation (NSX)
dadliboi 37
  A smaller CRV with more seating?
98EX4cyl 13
  Does this foreshadow the new Acura lineup?
key123 12
  7 seater CR-V ?
WongKN 2
  If Honda actually said.....CL
Powered by Honda 0
  95 degree V
80honda 17
  HEADS UP TO JEFF AND OTHERS: TOV PICS ON FOUND ON OTHER SITES
aznstuart 4
  Evolution
CivicB18 0
  guess they wised up
Sound Wave 12
  NSX, HSC, Coupe and S2000???
1atm 0
  Mayb its not the NSX
TonzX22 1
  Chopped S2000?
VTECRacer 8
  Amazingly similar to Accord Concept
bbelding 12
  It never fails....
ACURAte 0
  Cool idea and nice looking car but
Dren 2
  Dodge Stratus?
Lazer 0
  NSX Design
asddsfds 0
  NSX setup
hondacura 3
  Stream vs. HR-V sketch
cyisalwayshungry 0
  Wow nice front end on the Coupe
98EX4cyl 0
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