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 2023
The 2024 Honda CR-V is a midsize crossover SUV. For the Philippine market, it has three variants: the V Turbo CVT, VX Turbo CVT, and the RS e:HEV (hybrid) e-CVT.
The latest version of this Honda model has two different engine options. For the top-spec hybrid trim, it uses a 2.0-liter gasoline four-banger paired with a dual motor and lithium-ion battery. The combustion component alone produces up to 145 horsepower and 183 Nm of torque. The electric-powered component meanwhile, can churn out 181 horsepower and 335 Nm of torque.
Aboard the V and VX trims meanwhile is a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine that can churn out 187 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque.
Only the VX gets all-wheel-drive, while the rest are front-wheel-drive. All trims then use a continuously variable transmission (CVT), but the one on the hybrid trim is an electronic CVT (e-CVT).
In terms of dimensions, the all-new CR-V is 4,691mm long, 1,866mm wide, and 1,681mm (1,691mm for VX) in height. Both the hybrid and the V’s wheelbase then spans 2,701mm (2,700mm for VX).
Locally, the Honda CR-V competes against the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Cherry Tiggo 8 Pro, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Peugeot 5008, etc.
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