What should I be paying?
There are three trims available on the sixth-generation CR-V: Elegance and Advance specifications are hybrid only, while the Advance Tech models are PHEV only. We haven’t been told any of the details of the UK specifications yet, but we do know that the Elegance model will cost £45,895, the Advance car £48,995 and the Advance Tech plug-in version will sell at a heady £53,995.
What will the specs be like?
We’ve only driven the Advance Tech car so far, and we don’t quite know what the other cars will look like yet. What we can tell you is that the PHEV model was rammed with kit, including heated/cooled front seats, heated rear seats, panoramic sunroof, fancy parking system, 360-degree radar and sonar sensors, auto lights and wipers and a swanky upgraded sound system.
Will the CR-V be expensive to run?
Lots of the numbers are yet to be decided – secretive industry insiders will meet and make their official ruling on residual values, etc, etc, which will determine how much we’ll pay on PCP and monthly leasing. Both the hybrid and PHEV version should be competitive on first year VED thanks to low CO2 emissions, although they’ll also attract the £40k list price surcharge. Swings and roundabouts.
Economy-wise, the hybrid is rated at 47.9mpg, while Honda says the PHEV version will be just behind that even with an empty battery. It’s keen to emphasise that its PHEV model won’t be a gas guzzler once the electric runs out.
What BIK rate will the PHEV get?
What a good question. Thanks to the plug-in CR-V’s reasonably impressive range of 51 miles the car will fall into the eight per cent BIK bracket, which will make it a very attractive proposition as a company car.