It sure would, i'm afraid it would take pricing up higher, much higher than it should be for this segment, which of course will be a bad thing.I think that the 2.0-liter gas turbo would be a bit of overkill for the HR-V. I'd love it, but I just don't think it is very likely, unless they decide to make some kind of special edition or performance model.
Usually those smaller displacement engines with turbo have great low end power output to get vehicles off the line easier so i can see it being an engine option in the HRV. But we need some power charts to see what they are really like...Turbo eh, I wonder if they would go 2.0L Earth Dreams? or 1.5L Turbo 4???
I'm leaning towards the 1.5...
1.5 L 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine / 1.0 L 3-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine
These are next-generation compact engines that combine a base engine with a newly designed framework, the VTEC variable valve train system with thoroughly reduced friction, a turbocharger with a low moment of inertia and high responsiveness, and direct injection technology to achieve good balance between high output and torque, above those of conventional naturally-aspirated engines, along with excellent fuel economy.
that's a great promotional video, thanks for posting it.