2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid prototype to be unveiled at Frankfurt

Updated Jun 03, 2021 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

The 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be Honda’s first electrified SUV in European market.

Initially debuted at 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, the Honda CR-V Hybrid will wing its way into the forthcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show next week in the shape of a near-production prototype.

It comes as no surprise when the new Honda CR-V closely resembles its Chinese cousin. However, special thing is that the 2018 Honda CR-V isn’t merely an electrified vehicle; it also gives us a sneak preview of the next-gen SUV for European auto market.

angular front of the 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid

The Honda CR-V Hybrid will wing its way into the forthcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show next week 

In terms of design, the CR-V Hybrid seems to be indistinguishable from the U.S.-spec model, in which the most obvious detail is two-tone alloy wheels. Nonetheless, if taking a closer look, you will spot a new LED bar in lieu of the conventional rounded fog lamps in the US version. Furthermore, we can’t miss the “Hybrid” badging on the driver’s side fender which differentiates the vehicle from the powered CR-V when speaking of exterior design.

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side view of the 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid

The CR-V Hybrid seems to be indistinguishable from the U.S.-spec model

As there will be no diesel engines to be offered in Europe, our only choice is gasoline engines. Honda revealed that a 4-cylinder 2.0L i-VTEC engine would be considered. The engine will run on the Atkinson circle and certainly, will work in conjunction with an electric motor. We wonder whether the new CR-V will share the hardware with the Honda Accord Hybrid. Just wait for an official confirmation from the Japanese marque.

Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.

angular rear of the 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid

There will be no diesel engines to be offered in Europe

Forget the powertrain, let’s put your focus on a more interesting feature, that’s Honda’s Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) system which gives the hybridized CR-V three different driving modes:

  • EV Drive: makes the hybrid will become a pure electric vehicle with zero emissions.
  • Hybrid Drive: allows the CR-V Hybrid to work as its name suggests.
  • Engine Drive: runs mainly on gasoline engine in addition to the help of an electric boost.

In particularly, all those modes will work automatically.

Front view of the 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid

All specs of the 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be disclosed in early 2018 

All specs of the 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be disclosed in early 2018 before the car makes its way in Europe at the end of the same year. But for now, hold your breath to see the prototype at Frankfurt this September 12, along with the sneak preview of the Honda Urban EV Concept.

In the Philippines, the 2017 Honda CR-V is available in four variants priced from as low as P1,539,000:

Variants

Fuel Type

Price

Honda CR-V 2.0 S CVT

Gasoline

P1,539,000

Honda CR-V 1.6V Diesel 9AT

Diesel

P1,569,000

Honda CR-V 1.6S Diesel 9AT

Diesel

P1,759,000

Honda CR-V 1.6 SX Diesel 9AT AWD

Diesel

P2,049,000

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Honda CR-V

<p>The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover current sold by Honda Philippines Inc. It is now in its fifth-generation model, but the CR-V in general&nbsp;has been around since the 1990&#39;s.&nbsp;</p> <p>Currently, the CR-V has two engine options. The first one&nbsp;is a 1.6-liter diesel, which can make up to 118 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. All variants with this engine uses a nine-speed automatic transmission. The top-spec trim has an all-wheel-drive drivetrain, while the rest of the trims are front-wheel-drive. The second engine for the CR-V is a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline mill capable of producing up top 152 horsepower and 189 Nm of torque. This engine is only available on the entry-level S variant where it is paired with a continous variable transmission.</p> <p>Of note, the top-spec CR-V for the Philippine market is equipped with several driver-assist features like adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, among others.&nbsp;</p> <p>The entry-level CR-V S and the CR-V S diesel variant can fit up to five occupants. The CR-V V and the top-spec SX can seat up to seven occupants.&nbsp;</p>

From ₱1,678,000

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