Monday, June 5, 2023

With two mechanical variants, the new generation Honda CR-V directly attacks the Toyota RAV4

At a meeting with the European press in Offenbach, Germany, Honda introduced the sixth generation of Best selling SUV of the firm, The new CR-V will hit the European market in late 2023. According to the brand, it also enhances its practical aspect and driving comfort in daily use. For this reason, under its hood, the hybrid mechanics already present in the previous generation have been added. a plug-in hybrid option Very practical for urban travel.

Alternatives to the new Honda CR-V are the Nissan X-Trail, the Renault Espace, which has just released a new generation, with non-plug-in hybrid mechanics. will be their biggest rival Toyota RAV4 Plug-in HybridAlthough there are other options in the market based on the same mechanics and almost the same size: Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-60, DS7, Alfa Romeo Tonale. Chinese alternatives also exist in this segment, as in the case of the MG EHS or the Lynk&Co 01, which in April became the leader in sales in this segment in Spain.

The plug-in hybrid version is the biggest innovation of the sixth generation of the Honda CR-V.

Interior and exterior size and design

The new model retains it characteristic silhouette With an evolution in design that enhances its presence on the road. At the front, the front optics combined with new daytime running lights create a distinctive visual presence. At the rear, the vertical brake light is combined with the indicator, making it instantly recognisable.

Las DIMENSIONS The exterior of the Honda CR-V measures 4,710 mm in length, 1,870 mm in width and 1,670 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. Therefore, compared to the current generation, it is 10.5 cm longer, only 1 cm wider and 1.4 cm lower, gaining about 4 cm of battle. The CR-V’s front corners are low, thanks to a wide, airy hood that allows drivers to be aware of the car’s overall shape and dimensions.

In this inner partThe cabin offers ample space for passengers as well as for cargo: 586 liters in the hybrid version and 658 liters for the PHEV, thanks to 72 liters available under the floor. The distribution of the battery and mechanical components has made it possible to overcome this difference, so that, in contrast to the normal, the plug-in hybrid version has a higher boot capacity than the conventional one.

Honda CR-V incorporates the system Sensing 360, Honda’s new omnidirectional safety and driver assistance system. It includes a front camera which is supported by five radars that map the environment. This includes functions such as emergency braking, warning of vehicles in blind spots and distance maintenance.

The interior of the Honda CR-V gets the new Sensing 360 safety system.

two differential mechanics

There are two mechanical variants of the Honda CR-V a non-plug-in hybrid e:HEV variant and a plug-in hybrid e:PHEV variant, In both cases the propulsion system is the same, developing 184 CV of max power, The fundamental difference between the two is the battery capacity, which in the case of the PHEV allows it to reach a range of 82 km As per WLTP approval.

The configuration of the hybrid system consists of one gasoline engine, two electric and one battery. The first is a two-litre, four-cylinder Atkinson engine that powers the 148 CV, the driver reaches the electricians 137 kW (184 cv) while the other, less powerful, works as a generator driven only by the combustion engine. Although this also drives the vehicle, the maximum power of the vehicle is 184 hp. Unlike the hybrid version which can have front or all-wheel drive, in this case it is front only.

e:The battery capacity of the HEV variant is 1 kilowatt hourWhile e: is much higher than that of PHEV, 17.7 kWh, Apart from being recharged by the energy generated by the combustion engine, it can also be connected to the electricity grid. The on-board charger can reach a maximum power of 6.7 kW, which allows it to reach 100% in two and a half hours.

administratively, whereas in the HEV version environmental label PHEV Alcanza La void labelWhich is an advantage when driving inside cities.

The Honda CR-V e:PHEV has an electric range of 82 km.

Price and Availability

The Honda CR-V is made in China. Honda has announced its arrival in Europe later this year, adding a plug-in hybrid version for the first time in this market. For now, the prices and range structure have not been announced. The Japanese manufacturer has decided to sell it in the Old Continent a year later in the United States, a common strategy for the brand.

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