Honda to introduce plug-in hybrid CR-V alongside this EV concept

Updated Sep 23, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Honda is going electric.

In spite of the emergence of electric vehicles (EV) in the global automotive scene, Honda seems to be not visibly worried about the transition. The only EV the Japanese carmaker has as of the moment is the Honda E and it is only sold in the European and Japanese markets.

However, that’s about to change with Honda’s latest EV concept to be displayed at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show Exhibit. But, the new Honda EV will only be available in Beijing, China. It seems that Honda is making its transition to EVs one step at a time.

The Honda EV concept

Will this be a game-changer for the brand?

Honda said that the EV concept will show the direction of the mass production of its future EV brand in Beijing. With that said, can we say that Honda is saving the best for last?

Right off the bat, the new Honda EV concept looks nothing like the cutesy Honda E. The concept seems to be designed with Honda’s sporty design language that we see in its current lineup.

Up front, the Honda EV concept may have no grille just like every other EV. It could be running with full-width daytime running lights with the Honda logo that also has LED lighting. As such, the Honda EV concept could be the most advanced looking Honda once it’s launched.

A white Honda E

The Honda E

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In addition, Honda said that it will also exhibit the first plug-in equipped model CR-V PHEV alongside other electrified models and new mass-produced models. Acura and Honda Motorcycle will also be present in the said event.

Other Japanese car brands such as Toyota and Nissan seem to be adapting well with the electric car trend in the industry. Once the Honda EV concept is unveiled, it could be the stepping stone for Honda to a brighter EV future. The Beijing Motor Show will be starting on September 26, 2020.

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<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>

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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