Honda CR-V: the Hybrid Arrives in 2018
JUST PETROL OR HYBRID ONLY - The Japanese company renounces the diesel engine on the Honda CR-V 2018 , completely renewed compared to the one currently on sale, and replaces it with a hybrid with a low environmental impact, which will be on sale next year after the preview at the Frankfurt Motor Show (12-24 September). In this way, the Japanese manufacturer anticipates a trend that should prevail in the future, in light of the problems that diesel engines will find to comply with anti-pollution regulations and the subsequent increase in development costs. The hybrid engine is shown for the first time on the Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype laboratory car ( pictured)), which foreshadows the expected innovations next year on the new edition of the SUV media, a competitor of the Ford Kuga and Toyota RAV4.
THREE MODALITIES - The hybrid is called i-MMD(Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) and consists of a 2.0 petrol, an electric motor and a small generator. The Japanese company has opted for a traditional hybrid, where batteries can be recharged on the move and not from the power outlet, but the on-board system can still make the car travel with zero emissions: this takes place in the driving mode EV Drive. The Hybrid Drive program transforms the gasoline engine into the power generator for the electric one (thus increasing the distance in electric), while the Engine Drive gives priority to the petrol and supports the electric in case of sudden shooting. Honda claims to have worked a lot on the program that manages the operation of the hybrid, in order to improve its effectiveness according to the route.
CONSERVATIVE STYLE - Waiting to know more details, the manufacturer has anticipated that the Honda CR-V Hybrid uses a single-ratio transmission and not a classic automatic transmission with gears. The other engine available for the CR-V 2018 will be the 1.5-liter turbo petrol, already seen on the Civic. The news of the SUV are less rich for the body, according to the foregoing, which will be updated in continuity with the edition on sale today: change the mask, the fascioni and the taillights, now in the form of L.