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The following article indicates that Honda will manufacture the HR-V in its Indonesian plant with 1.5l and 1.8l engines.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/07/18/honda-airs-plans-produce-new-hr-v-indonesia.html

This odes well for the availability of the 1.8l engine in North America as well. This might be the same engine that powers the Civic producing 143 hp. I am not sure if the 1.5l and the 1.8l use the same technology. The 1.5l produces 130 hp, while the 1.8l, with 20% more displacement, produces only 143 hp.

Isn't it odd that Honda is willing to announce the engines available next year in Indonesia, while they say nothing about the engines available this winter in North America?
 

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These are the same engine choices expected for China as well... The only thing I can potentially speculate is that Honda is holding things close to the vest to protect a potential Acura based model?
 

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I guess that could be true. I have no idea what's next for Acura. THey just came out with the TLX and then the NSX will finally come out.
 

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A next great move for them should be a compact sports car, something RWD, an S2000 successor, unless they want to leave that up to honda.
 

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A next great move for them should be a compact sports car, something RWD, an S2000 successor, unless they want to leave that up to honda.
oy you mean honda should leave an S2000 successor to Honda? In that case theres ot much to say, or do you mean Acura should leave an S2000 successor to Honda, in that case when did acura have the S2000 ;) hehhh

Oh and they do, kind of (maybe)...

S660

 

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Well it depends on what direction they want to go with it, it's more likely that they will keep it honda.

That S600 is still a concept, no?
 

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Well it depends on what direction they want to go with it, it's more likely that they will keep it honda.

That S600 is still a concept, no?
The S660 is essentially the production-ready version of the earlier EV-STER concept and is scheduled to go on sale in Japan early next year. It is a kei class car, so I would not expect to see it sold outside of Japan and don't consider it a successor to the S2000. More the successor to the previous kei roadster, The Honda Beat.
 

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I do think that it would have appeal outside Japan though. I also don't think there is much chance it will be sold outside Japan. Why won't they sell it abroad?
 

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too small, I've heard grumblings it could be adopted for something larger like an S1000... we're not getting an S2000 back that much is guaranteed. It would feck too much with Hondas squeky clean rep, they want accountants and practical people now, not raging ricers and grease monkeys (no offence to either group)...

I just hate how sterile Honda has become, even their motorbikes leave so much desired in the soul department...
 

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that's what i noticed about honda, it sucks, i think they still need that mix of supply to enthusiasts and to people who just want a commuter car.
 

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I can see a downgrade version happening as india does need more lower cost models from what i have noticed although i'm not indian nor live in india.
 

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Have you heard anything else about Indonesian production? I'm wondering if Honda may be using the Indonesian facility to supply Europe for example with their HR-Vs?
Not heard yet, how can supply to Europe if they production a car too far with European standard? :)
 
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