Hot news for car lovers is that Honda will disclose the fifth-gen Honda CR-V for European markets at the forthcoming 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It is worth noting that the Honda CR-V Hybrid 2018, which was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 as a prototype, will also be in attendance at the upcoming big car event.
The 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be in attendance at the upcoming show
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Obviously, European market is not the first to welcome the hybrid SUV of Honda as China has already started to sell it for nearly half a year. The European-mode 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be equipped with the company's Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) system like the Honda Accord Hybrid, which is armed with two electric motors and a 2.0L i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle petrol mill.
European market is not the first to welcome the hybrid SUV of Honda
The European-mode Honda CR-V Hybrid will be equipped with the company's Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) system
At the present, official details of the hybrid powertrain are still a huge question as Honda gives no word on it. But based on that of the Accord Hybrid, it is capable of cranking out 212 hp and consumes 20.4 km/l of fuel in combined driving. Driving modes comes available with 3 options, including EV Drive, Engine Drive and Hybrid Drive.
Meanwhile, there is also another engine option which is a 1.5L VTEC Turbo petrol engine. It works in a conjunction with either a 6-speed manual transmission or optional automatic CVT. The car comes with a standard front-wheel drive but car owners can also opt for an all-wheel drive. In both European and Thailand market, the hybrid CR-V is offered in 7-seat model.
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At the present, official details of the hybrid powertrain are still a huge question
The first batches of the Honda CR-V powered by the 1.5L engine are scheduled to come to Europe in autumn this year while the Honda CR-V Hybrid 2018 will follow at the beginning of 2019. Latest updates on upcoming Honda cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Honda Philippines' local lineup.
The Honda CR-V Hybrid 2018 will hit the market at the beginning of 2019
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Know more about Honda CR-V 2021
<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 has been around since the 1990's. </p> <p>Currently, the CR-V has two engine options. The first one 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. </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. </p>