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This reference SUV will be launched on the market in October, new and significantly improved

When you talk about this brand, you inevitably talk about this SUV. It is their best-selling model worldwide. and with its first generation, launched at the end of the last century, it became one of the Forerunner of one of the hottest segments of the moment. And yes, we actually refer to that Honda CR-V, the sixth generation of which will debut in Europe in October this year.

But this Honda CR-V is not alone. This year the brand introduced two new SUVs with which it aims to conquer the market: the ZR-V and the e:Ny1. The first, larger than the HR-V, is now also launching in October and the second, a 100% electric SUV, will launch in the final quarter.

The sixth generation of the Honda CR-V will be released in October and costs from 49,645 euros

New version with zero-emission label

One of the great novelties of this sixth generation of the Honda CR-V is the Introduction of a variant with plug-in hybrid drive (e:PHEV) for the first time in Europe. So together with the set Traditional hybrid powertrain (e:HEV) Honda is launching its first plug-in hybrid for Europe with an electric range of up to 82 km.

The e:PHEV plug-in hybrid model is based on Honda’s proven e:HEV powertrain and features a larger 17.7 kWh battery and a lightweight, powerful on-board electric charger. This increased electrical assistance allows the engine speed to be kept significantly lower than before, further improving noise levels, refinement and fuel efficiency at various speeds. It also allows a electric range of up to 82 km. When the battery is completely discharged, the vehicle becomes a conventional hybrid vehicle and offers performance comparable to that of the e:HEV 2WD variant.

The Honda CR-V introduces its first plug-in hybrid version in Europe

As already mentioned, the Honda CR-V will continue to rely on a alongside this new PHEV version traditional hybrid version with direct injection, Atkinson cycle, 2-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine as the heart of a system introduced last year at the Civic. This engine combines seamlessly with a new version of Honda’s automatic transmission with two electric motors. The maximum power is 184 hp and 335 Nm of torque, with a combined consumption of 5.9 l/100 km.

The new CR-V has 3 driving modes: Normal, Sport and Econ, while the e:PHEV model also has EV and Advanced Eco Assist options. Additionally, this model is equipped with the new Snow Mode, which reduces traditional throttle response to minimize wheel spin and maximize grip in slippery conditions.

First class interior

As mentioned, the Honda CR-V also presents a new design and size that offers many interior options. It is 4.71 m long, 1.87 m wide and 1.67 m high, with a wheelbase of 2.7 m. In addition, the sophisticated structuring of the electrical components and the placement of the battery under the floor have made it possible to… Trunk with a capacity of 587 liters.

The 2023 Honda CR-V offers excellent interior space at every level

The new CR-V retains its usual silhouette, but with A design evolution that starts from a more aggressive and defined style at the front with a large opening and a stylized grill opening where The e:HEV and e:PHEV variants are characterized by their own designs. At the rear, the combination of vertical brake lights and indicators is a clever further development of the distinctive design of the model’s taillights, with LED lights which achieve new iconic, distinctive lighting.

A high quality interior

Inside, the new CR-V’s interior features higher quality structural materials and also features intuitive and easy-to-use touch controls and switches. At the front, the flat, simple and minimalist dashboard has full-length ventilation slots, a 9-inch infotainment screen in the center and a 10.2-inch digital screen behind the steering wheel everything is arranged in such a way that the view of the outside is made even easier.

The e:PHEV and e:HEV versions are characterized by their own style. For example, the CR-V e:PHEV features an exclusive metal pattern along the center panel, including the air vent, for a more premium and sporty finish. Heated front seats are fitted as standard and in the Advance version they are also ventilated.

This is the interior of the new Honda CR-V

The rear seats can be moved forward by up to 190 mm This makes it easier to load longer items without having to fold down the seats, while the low boot floor height and wide, flat, one-piece floor make loading easier.

Added the updated tailgate, developed with a new, quieter electric lift module which shortens the operating time. It is also operated via the hands-free function with automatic locking when away and optional locking of the vehicle when closing.

Prices for Honda CR-V

The starting price of the Honda CR-V in Spain is €49,645 Price subject to financing with Honda Bank and valid until the end of September. The variant with 4×4 drive increases the price to 54,565 euros, also with the same conditions. Logically, the CR-V is the most expensive the plug-in hybrid e:PHEV, which starts at a price of 59,760 euros also subject to financing with the brand. The first units will arrive in October.

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