Honda has facelifted the CR-V and given it more hybrid power
Not one but two hybrid choices to hit Europe
Now in its sixth-generation, the facelifted SUV will be available as a hybrid 'e:HEV' - a self-charging setup which already powers the Civic - while a full plug-in hybrid will now be available in Europe having already proved popular elsewhere around the world.
Both variants use a 2.0-litre four-pot petrol engine, coupled with two high output electric motors. The PHEV promises up to 50 miles of pure electric range, and Honda said a recharge from zero to full takes just 2.5 hours.
Other changes involved in the styling refresh involve new grille designs, exclusive to each powertrain type. Honda has integrated daytime running lights (DRLs) at the front and adjusted the vertical brake light and indicator combo at the back.
There’s been an improvement in visibility apparently, too.
The new CR-V is longer, giving passengers marginally more interior space and increasing luggage capacity by 118 per cent, according to Honda’s figures. There’s also further refinement of Honda’s 360-degree driver assist and safety suite, Sensing 360.
Tom Gardner, senior VP at Honda Motor Europe, said: “The all-new CR-V builds upon everything the iconic model stands for – progressive design, a premium cabin, class-leading levels of safety, practicality and comfort, and efficient and responsive performance. This latest iteration is the ultimate SUV package, offering a unique, dynamic and premium product that perfectly suits the current demands of the European market.”
The all-new hybridised Honda CR-Vs arrive later this year.
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