The fifth-generation 2017 Honda CR-V gets an interesting all-new variant, this time in a form of a hybrid. It’s also the first time the model gets electrified.
The hybrid powertrain comes from Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD two-motor hybrid system, which is the same system shared with the Accord hybrid. Primary propulsion comes from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle petrol engine that’s paired with two electric motors, producing a total output of 212 hp.
Details on the new CR-V hybrid remains scarce, but Honda has confirmed that the CR-V hybrid destined for China will be equipped with Honda Sensing active safety suite. It will go on sale in all of China by mid-2017.
The CR-V hybrid as we know it is powered by the crowd favourite 1.5-litre turbocharged engine shared with the 10th-generation Honda Civic, outputting 190 hp and 243 Nm of torque. Another naturally aspirated 2.4-litre i-VTEC making 184 Nm and 244 Nm is also available. Both engines are mated to a seven-speed Earth Dreams CVT.
Just recently in Thailand, the CR-V diesel with a 1.6-litre i-DTEC four-cylinder turbodiesel was introduced, and it’s good for 160 hp and 350 Nm of torque. It’s the sole variant to get the new nine-speed automatic.