India-Bound Honda CR-V Hybrid Making European Debut In Paris

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The Honda CR-V Hybrid uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine coupled with two electric motors making 184 PS and 315 Nm peak torque

At the 2018 Paris Motor Show, Honda has lined up the CR-V Hybrid for European debut amidst a range of other vehicles. The brand’s first hybrid SUV in the continent premieres in production-ready avatar and is accompanied by the petrol versions along with a new seven-seater option.

Honda claims the latest CR-V is the “most practical, comfortable and refined” yet and its official fuel efficiency as well as CO2 emission figures have also been revealed. The front-wheel-drive version of the CR-V uses a petrol-electric hybrid configuration.

Courtesy of a 2.0-litre i-VTEC Atkinson cycle petrol engine, mated to a couple of electric motors and a single fixed-gear ratio transmission making 184 PS and 315 Nm as in the Hybrid Accord, the CO2 emissions under the revised NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) format stands only at 120 g/km while the average fuel economy is rated at 5.3 litres/100 km.

The top-spec CR-V Hybrid with all-wheel-drive system has 126 g/km CO2 emissions and the combined fuel economy of 5.5 litres/100 km. The Honda CR-V Hybrid boasts the unique i-MMD technology that “intelligently” and automatically switches between EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive modes for better optimization between mileage and performance.

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With the 2019 HR-V arriving at Europe with a facelift comprising of new and high-gloss dark chrome panel above the front grille, projector headlight lenses and LED daytime running lights standard across the range, Honda will showcase the bespoke Civic Type R ‘ArtCar Manga’.

Honda will be launching the CR-V with seven-seat configuration for the first time in India on October 9. It will be powered by a brand new 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine making 120 horsepower and 300 Nm, and is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters as standard. Whether the hybrid version will make its way to our domestic market or not in the near future is yet unknown.

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