Japanese car manufacturer Honda has showcased the much awaited CR-V Hybrid prototype at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. The vehicle will be launched in UK sometime in 2018. Although, the Hybrid version gets most of the style detailing from the regular new CR-V, it will get a few additional features at the time of its launch.
Mechanically, the Honda CR-V Hybrid gets an all-new Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD) two-motor hybrid setup, which includes an electric motor and a 2.0-litre petrol engine, plus a separate electric motor generator. Moreover, reports indicate that the new system disposes a conventional gearbox in place of a single-fixed gear ratio. Interestingly, the system is capable of shuffling between three driving modes depending on driving conditions.
Apart from the CR-V Hybrid, Honda also showcased the European-spec CR- V that will be available with a 1.5-litre VTEC turbo petrol mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT transmission. As for now, there ae no plans for diesel option in European markets.