New 2018 Honda CR-V hybrid prototype previewed at Frankfurt | Auto Express
https://youtu.be/TZnQv21DxDQHonda’s CR-V hybrid prototype has featured at Frankfurt, showing styling clues set to feature on the European version of the new SUV
Honda have previewed the CR-V hybrid prototype SUV at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which will launch in the UK at some point in 2018.
We’ve already seen the new CR-V – the American market model was revealed in October last year – but the prototype that will take to the stage at Frankfurt is the first time the firm’s next Hyundai Tucson rival has been seen in Europe, and will boast a number of tweaks specifically for the European market.
The ‘Hybrid Prototype’ specifically boasts a handful of unique styling changes drawing attention to its electrified powertrain. Under the skin it features an all-new Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD) two-motor hybrid setup, composed of an electric motor, a 2.0-litre petrol engine, plus a separate electric motor generator.
The new system disposes a conventional gearbox in place of a single-fixed gear ratio, in a bid to reduce weight and size. It’s the same powertrain we drove in prototype form earlier this year, but now it’s being readied for production in Honda’s next SUV.