The amazing compact crossover will come in a hybrid variant for the next year. According to the latest reports, we should expect premiere of this version soon, while the serial production is scheduled for 2018.
To remind you, the company launched a completely new, fourth generation of this crossover last year in November. The new generation continues the evolution of probably the best crossover that you can find on the market nowadays. Simply, this model has so much to offer. Besides Honda’s unbeatable quality, it also comes with benefits such as upscale interior, superior cargo space etc. Now, the company will expand its lineup.
We will see a new hybrid version that will probably come with the company’s new hybrid powertrain that we already saw on the new Accord. The new 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will have its premiere soon, while the production model by the end of the year.
2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid redesign
The newest version of the excellent crossover will come with the pretty much same characteristics as base gasoline models. As you probably know, the new generation came less than a year ago, so it is still pretty fresh. The new model comes with plenty of benefits and 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will come with the pretty much all of them. We will see the same styling as on standard models, which follows the latest design of the brand.
The exterior design looks pretty impressive, but the interior is even better. This crossover features the most spacious cabin in class. It comes with plenty of space for passengers and even more for cargo. It also features hi-quality materials, which can be found on some premium cars. Finally, the list of standard features is impressive. The new 2018 CR-V Hybrid will surely come fully-loaded, with even more standard features the gasoline models.
2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid features
As we already mentioned, the 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will probably feature even more standard features than base gasoline models. We will see cloth upholstery and power seats in the standard model, while things like leather and heated seats will be optional. Also, you should expect plenty of technology features. The base model will feature a 7-inch touchscreen, which will come with the latest version of the infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation etc. Things like a power moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio and HD Radio will be also standard features.
The new model will also feature plenty of safety systems. There are things like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and road departure mitigation.
2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid powertrain
Although we still don’t know the exact specs for the 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid, it is pretty sure that the new model will use the same hybrid powertrain as new Accord. It is a completely new system that company developed for several new models of the brand.
It uses a 2.0-liter gasoline engine in a combination with two electric motors. According to some reports, the gasoline engine is good for 212 horsepower, while electric motors can produce over 180 horses. So, expect plenty of power.
Besides new hybrid powertrain, this crossover will continue with conventional gasoline units. There is a 2.4-liter engine with 184 horsepower.
There is also a new 1.5-liter Turbo, which is good for about 190 horses. For markets like Europe, there is also a diesel variant. It features a 1.6-liter Turbo engine that is good for about 160 horsepower.
2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid release date and price
The 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will come by the end of the year. The exact price is still unknown. However, if we consider that the base gasoline model goes around 24.000 dollars, the new hybrid version should cost around 30.000 dollars.