Honda CR-V is a Japanese compact SUV, manufactured since 1995 and it was loosely derived from the Honda Civic. The CR-V is Honda’s mid-range utility vehicle, trying to find its place between the smaller HR-V and the larger Pilot. New CR-V model is based on the new platform that underpins the recently redesigned Honda Civic, which means styling and designs, mechanical components and engines options although some are specifically going to be redesigned for the CR-V. The new 2018 Honda CR-V grew a bit compared to the current model but that will not result in losing any style points, with the possible addition of an optional third-row seat to help bridge the gap between it and the larger Honda Pilot.
2018 Honda CR-V Changes
Exterior of the 2018 Honda CR-V is changing but in a good way, meaning that it has adopted sportier and more upscale look, a larger, more aggressive front grille along with a longer hood and a less minivan-like stance. Honda appears to have increased the front grille of the CR-V with the new generation, and the bumper is also part of the change.
The window lines remain pretty much the same, when compared to the ongoing model. The CR-V’s signature vertical taillights have undergone a slight redesign, and the headlights look like they’re taken directly from an Acura. The new Honda Civic’s modular chassis, which will also underpin the next-generation Accord, will guarantee a smooth and more dynamic ride all around. The current CR-V’s 103.1-inch wheelbase will likely grow, possibly to match the 2016 Civic sedan and we can also expect changes to its basic architecture because it will have to accommodate mechanical for the all-wheel-drive system that will be optional for the upcoming 2018 Honda CR-V.
Engine and specs
If we speak about engine, we can expect several options. Base LX trim is powered by four-cylinder 2.4-liter which is able to produce 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. EX, EX-L, and Touring trims are powered with turbo charged direct-injected four-cylinder 1.5-liter engine which is able to produce 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission options expect six speed manual transmission paired with these engines as well as continuously variable automatic transmission which is a more likely candidate to come as a standard in 2018 CR-V. Front wheel drive is also a standard for this vehicle and AWD will be offered as an option probably in the top trim. European version which should hit the market in 2018 will use 1,5 litter VTEC turbo petrol and will come with either six speed manual or CVT gearbox. European version will not be available with diesel option.
2018 Honda CR-V hybrid
Honda presented hybrid version of this model at the 2017 Shanghai auto show in and according to some speculation it should also be sell in the US, but this information is not yet officially confirmed.Don’t be surprised if you see it at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. This hybrid CR-V is offered with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain made up of a 2.0 L gasoline-burning 4 cylinder engine , two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack also used in Accord Hybrid. This two motors combined will be able to produce 212 hp. This numbers will definitely give the hybrid version grate amount of power. Speaking about design the 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid looks the same as regular model except it posses the label hybrid on front left bumper.
The 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will boast a three different driving modes and those are:
- Hybrid Drive – the combustion engine supplies power to the electric generator motor, which in turns transfers power to the electric motor;
- EV Drive – full electric with zero emissions;
- Engine Drive – runs primary on gasoline engine, but with an electric boost when needed.
Indian market specs
In the India new 2018 CR-V will use 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine which will be able to produce 120 PS and 300 NM of torque. It will a paired with 9-speed ‘Shift by Wire’ automatic transmission and six speed manual. Besides this diesel the car will also have 2.4-litre i-VTEC petrol engine with 173 PS and 224 Nm of torque and it should be paired with CVT.
Inside, Honda assures best-in-class interior area and rear legroom, with better high quality materials and “much more intricately sewed seats”. Rear travelers obtain a volume control for the sound system, while in advance there’s the choice of a seven-inch screen running an Android operating system with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle. Myriad safety and security functions have actually provided the car a first-class ranking in US collision examinations, and also other attributes include a hands-free tailgate, operated by a wave of a foot under the rear bumper.
2018 CR-V release date and price
The 5th generation CR-V hit the market starting at $24,150 in LX trim as well as peaking in Touring semblance at $33,795. Europe version should hit the market in spring this year while Australian version hit the market in July and is offered both with five and seven seats variants. Base model VTi will start at $30,690, VTi-S 2WD coasts $33,290 while AWD can be your for $35,490. For uper trim levels you will need to pay more, so for VTi-L with 7 seats you will need to give $38,990 and the most expensive VTi-LX is priced at $44,290.The 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid for the US market will have its world premier at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November or in Detroit in January,2018.
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