Honda’s crossover lineup covers all sizes and classes in the segment. The company is not launching special names for the hybrid lineup. Instead, existing CR-V, Pilot, and HR-V will get the plug-in engine. The compact SUV, 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid, will be the first one to appear next season. With it, Honda will open market in the US, according to rumors. However, this model is confirmed for Europe. We still wait for the official announcement for an overseas debut. The 2019 CR-V Hybrid will compete with Nissan Rogue and Toyota Rav4 for more buyers in China also.
2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid specs
The plug-in combination for the SUV comes from its sibling in sedan class. Honda Accord is using a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Atkinson drivetrain to combine it with an electric motor. This Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive system will be part of the first hybrid crossover. The i-MMD allows a driver to select a drive mode among three setups. New 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid will offer Engine, Hybrid, and EV drive. Current crossover delivers up to 34 mpg on highways, and the plug-in vehicle will top this. We hope Honda will offer the SUV with around 40 mpg.
2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid redesign
The 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid will have all standard features that are available on base models. Whatsoever, equipment in this version will be better than on most units in the lineup. Big touchscreen display will be the highlight of the dashboard. From there, the driver can read all info about the vehicle. The multi-functional purpose will allow many commands. Also, the steering wheel will have buttons for various controls, such as those for as dual-zone air conditioning. Cargo area will be generous. Bluetooth connectivity will allow pairing the HondaConnect system with the latest devices. For smartphones, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard services.
2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid price
The price of the 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be around $30,000. However, it is still unknown when it will be available in the US. European buyers can expect the SUV early next year. Before that, 2019 CR-V Hybrid will appear in China, as the fastest-growing market is becoming more attractive to car companies.