Honda, the Japanese carmaker is all set to unveil the new Honda CRV hybrid prototype at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It will be the company’s first-ever electrified SUV powertrain for the European markets. The vehicle will also get revised styling, which will also be offered on the upcoming European-spec CRV range. The company had earlier showcased the CR-V hybrid at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show. Also Read – Honda CRV 7 Seater SUV India Launch Details
The overall silhouette of the SUV remains the same, but it will come with an evolutionary design that is sporty and sophisticated. The new model is wider, taller and longer than the previous model. The Honda CRV hybrid prototype gets the fresh exterior styling and a wider stance due to the muscular wheel arches. Also Read – Upcoming Honda Cars In India
The new CR-V hybrid prototype is equipped with two-motor Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) system. This system comprises of an electric propulsion motor, a 2.0-litre, i-VTEC Atkinson cycle petrol engine and a separate electric generator motor. The vehicle gets a single fixed-gear ratio that creates a direct connection between moving components, which ensures smooth transfer of torque within the system. Also See – New Honda CRV Picture Gallery
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Honda claims that the new intelligent MMD system ensures how to use fuel and electrical energy in the most efficient way. This means that there is no requirement on the driver to adjust between the three driving modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive. Also Read – Honda Cars To Be Unveiled At Auto Expo 2018
In the EV drive, the motor extracts power from the batteries and delivers zero-emission driving. On the flip side, in the hybrid drive, the gasoline engine supplies power to the electric generator motor that delivers power to the electric propulsion motor. In Engine drive, the vehicle is driven by the gasoline engine with an ‘on-demand’ peak power ‘boost’ available from the electric motor.
For the urban driving conditions, the CRV hybrid prototype will move between hybrid and EV drives for higher efficiency. For brisk acceleration, vehicle will have engine drive. Besides hybrid powertrain, the SUV will also get Honda’s new 1.5-litre VTEC turbo petrol engine. Transmission options will include a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). There will be no diesel version for the European model.