The reveals keep getting better at Auto Shanghai 2017, with Honda revealing a new variant of its fifth-generation CR-V – the CR-V Hybrid. For now, complete details about the more Earth-friendly SUV are scarce, but Honda says the hybrid model will go on sale in China in the second half of 2017 from Dongfeng Honda (no mention if it’ll come to other markets)
It also notes that the CR-V Hybrid will be equipped with the Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) two-motor hybrid system, which should be similar to the one found on the Accord Hybrid. On the D-segment sedan, a 2.0 litre four-cylinder i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle petrol engine outputs 145 hp and 175 Nm.
Supplementing the internal combustion engine are the electric motors (powered by a 1.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack) that are rated at 184 hp and 315 Nm. Overall, the system outputs 215 hp, handled by an E-CVT, and with four driving modes available.
Depending on the market it is sold in, the CR-V is currently available either with a choice of two petrol engines – a 2.4 litre naturally-aspirated DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder or a 1.5 litre turbocharged DOHC VTC four-cylinder. Thailand-spec CR-Vs are offered with a 1.6 litre DOHC i-DTEC turbodiesel engine as well. All engines are paired with a CVT (except the diesel that gets ZF nine-speed conventional automatic gearbox), and can be had with front- or all-wheel drive.
The CR-V Hybrid will also come with “a full complement of features” including the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. This should includes systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collission Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keeping Assist System.
GALLERY: Honda CR-V 2.4L i-VTEC E 2WD at the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show