Honda introduced the European version of the fifth-generation CR-V crossover. The public debut of the novelty, which is first available with a hybrid powerplant and seven-seat configuration of the interior, will be held next month at the Geneva Motor Show.
The base Honda CR-V will be equipped with a 1.5-liter turbo engine family VTEC Turbo, combined with a six-speed manual or CVT transmission.
The hybrid power plant will include a two-liter gasoline engine running on the Atkinson cycle, two electric motors (traction and acting as a generator), and a single-stage transmission with a fixed gear ratio.
The power plant can operate in one of three modes: only on electric traction, only on ICE (the electric motor will be connected at a sharp acceleration) and in the combined version. In the latter case, the gasoline engine can act as a generator, recharging the batteries. The power of the units and the power reserve are not yet reported on the electric traction.
By default, gasoline and hybrid cars will be front-wheel drive. All wheel drive is available as an option.
The list of equipment Honda CR-V will include aerodynamic blinds in the grille, multimedia system with a seven-inch touch screen and a third row of seats with a backrest, leaning back 101 degrees (for cars in seven-seated version).