Honda CR-V hybrid leads new line-up for VW Tiguan rival

Honda CR-V hybrid leads new line-up for VW Tiguan rival

The Hybrid Prototype also shows the new styling of the broader CR-V line-up for the first time in Europe.

The compact crossover market is set to be awash with hybrid powertrains in 2018 and with American consumers steadily moving toward crossovers as their vehicle of choice, an electrified CR-V in American showrooms seems like a logical step.

It uses what Honda are calling "Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive" (i-MMD) which automatically determines which mode - EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive - is best suited to the driver's style and road conditions.

There's a new Honda CR-V SUV on the way for 2018, and Honda are previewing its arrival with this, the Honda CR-v Hybrid Prototype, even though the new CR-V is expected to launch with petrol engines (and, apparently, no diesel options), with the CR-V Hybrid arriving a bit later. It retains the familiar silhouette of the old model, with an evolutionary design.

Gone are the days of giant "HYBRID" stickers; this CR-V looks more or less standard-issue. It has thinner A-pillars and a larger wheel and tyre combination. Sharper contours are present on the bonnet and rear quarters, and the nose incorporates the latest Honda family "face" with its signature headlight graphic.

Frankfurt 2017 Preview Honda to debut CR-V Hybrid Prototype

EV Drive delivers zero-emissions by using purely electricity to power the vehicle. In EV Drive, the electric propulsion motor draws its power exclusively from the batteries, delivering zero-emissions driving. The electric propulsion motor, however, can provide an on-demand peak power boost.

The current CR-V has been on sale in the United Kingdom since 2012 and is one of the most popular SUVs on the market.

There are three driving modes: an all-electric function for the city, a hybrid setting tailored for low-speed urban driving, and pure petrol engine power for the highway.

The third driving mode is Engine Drive, where the wheels are directly driven by the gasoline engine.

The new model will have its European premiere at the Frankfurt show which opens on September 12.

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