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.
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.
The Honda CR-V Hybrid 2018 will hit the market at the beginning of 2019
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