Honda CR-V Hybrid shown at Tokyo Auto Show

2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Honda will unveil the latest iteration of its CR-V for the Japanese market, which has so far missed out on the five- and seven-seat SUV. It will also be the first Japanese showing of the the CR-V Hybrid.

The CR-V Hybrid is the first-ever hybrid SUV for the brand, which has its debut at Auto Shanghai 2017. China was the first market to confirm that it would take the new SUV, while other markets have steadily come on board.

Powered by a 2.0-litre VTEC four-cylinder petrol, it’s coupled to an electric motor and a battery pack – fairly standard stuff. A CVT transmission sends the torque to the wheels, while a choice of three drive modes allows the driver to pick the best setup for the situation; or you can simply let the car choose.

It can run in full electric (EV), use a combination of petrol and electric power, or just use the petrol engine by itself.

The Tokyo Auto Show runs from October 27 to November 5.

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