2023 Honda CR-V for Europe: new e:PHEV 2.0L plug-in hybrid with 82km electric range; e:HEV hybrid too – paultan.org

Honda has revealed the Sixth-generation CR-V for the European market, and the C-segment SUV will reach dealers on the continent later this year. There, the CR-V is now fully electrified: Europeans can choose between a hybrid and, for the first time, a plug-in hybrid. There is no pure-ICE option.

Both the e:HEV Hybrid and e:PHEV plug-in hybrids feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder direct-injection Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine that has been revised to improve efficiency, refinement, and dynamic performance across the range. says Honda.

No figures were given, but in Thailand, the i-MMD powertrain in the CR-V e:HEV is similar to that of the Civic e:HEV, with a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine and e-CVT working together. with two electric motors for a total system power of 204 hp (207 PS) and 371 Nm from 0 to 2000 rpm.

Honda says the e:PHEV uses the same onboard electric motors as its stablemate e:HEV “to provide impressive acceleration, fast charge times and a highly competitive all-electric range.” The plug-in hybrid has 82km of pure electric range, meaning it can complete most daily commutes on electric drive alone, Honda says. When the battery temperature is 25 degrees, a 100% state of charge from empty can be achieved in just 2.5 hours.

A CR-V e:PHEV was announced last month in China, and the numbers for that market are 215hp and 335Nm of torque, with an EV range of 73km and an average fuel consumption of 62.11km/h. he.

At 4,694mm long and 1,865mm wide, the new CR-V is 71mm longer and 10mm wider than the SUV it replaces, while the wheelbase has increased by 40mm to 2,700mm. Honda’s midsize SUV has always been much roomier inside than its wheelbase suggests, thanks to the firm’s clever design, and this one is no different. There is a seven-seat option in Thailandalthough not many customers are expected to opt for the extra (small) seats.

There is five variants in the Land of Smiles. The Turbo E 2WD starts the range at 1,419,000 baht which equates to RM189,187. Next up is the 1.5 Turbo ES 4WD at 1,599,000 baht (RM213,185) and the 7-seater 1.5 Turbo EL 4WD at 1,649,000 baht (RM219,814).

These variants are powered by the now-familiar Honda 1.5-litre turbo engine, which generates 190PS at 6,000rpm and 242Nm of torque between 1,700-5,000rpm. By the way, the 1.5L turbo unit in our current CR-V is rated at 193bhp and 243Nm from 2000 to 5000rpm. The CVT gearbox is also a known quantity.

The other two Thai variants are hybrids: the e:HEV ES 4WD at 1,589,000 baht (RM211 737) and the range-topping e:HEV RS 4WD at 1,729,000 baht (RM230 393). Honda Malaysia is is ready to launch the new CR-V here this year. We should have the 1.5T and the e:HEV in our market, but not the e:PHEV. Check out the European and Thai specs below: what do you think of the new CR-V?

GALLERY: 2023 Honda CR-V Euro-Spec

GALLERY: 2023 Honda CR-V e:HEV RS 4WD, Thailand Spec

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