The new Honda CR-V Hybrid will be arriving in Ireland in early 2019. Honda Ireland has revealed that the hybrid version of their new large SUV will go on sale from €39,500, or €38,000 including the €1500 Government VRT reduction for hybrids.
The Honda CR-V Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, an electric motor and a lithium ion battery pack. Power is set at 184 PS with torque of 315 Nm.
Under the combined cycle of the revised NEDC test, the front-wheel drive model of the CR-V petrol-electric hybrid SUV has CO2 emissions of 120g/km and combined fuel economy of 5.3l/100km. The all-wheel drive CR-V Hybrid variant has CO2 emissions of 126g/km and combined fuel economy of 5.5 l/100km (51.4 mpg).
The new Honda CR-V Hybrid will use a single fixed-gear ratio, creating a direct connection between moving components. According to Honda, this gearbox system results in a smoother transfer of torque and is more refined than a planetary e-CVT typically found in other hybrid vehicles.
John Saunders, Sales and Marketing Director for Universal Honda Ltd. said: “This is really exciting time for Honda as the arrival of the CR-V Hybrid marks the beginning of Honda’s commitment to an electric future in Europe with a specific aim to have electrified powertrains in two thirds of European cars sold by 2025. We are delighted to be introducing this highly anticipated hybrid powertrain into our Honda network nationwide and for our customers to experience the seamless and engaging driving experience combining sporty performance with high economy and low emissions. We firmly believe the all new CR-V Hybrid will be a ‘Real-World’ alternative for diesel in the large SUV segment”.
The Honda CR-V is already on sale in Ireland with a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine, priced from €33,500. Front wheel drive and all wheel drive models are available, as is a seven seat SUV option.