Based on the 2017 CR-V, Honda confirmed this ultra-efficient variant will feature a two-motor hybrid system, similar to the one found on the latest Accord Hybrid. Honda also announced the CR-V Hybrid will get its excellent Sensing safety suite.
What was left unsaid is whether or not the CR-V Hybrid will eventually makes its way to the US market. When contacted for a comment, Honda representatives would only say that "At this point, we don't have any news to share in regard to CR-V Hybrid and the US"
That statement certainly leaves the door open. If Honda decides to bring the CR-V to market here in the US, it would offer crossover buyers an alternative to the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Nissan Rogue Hybrid. There are also a number of indirect competitors that are beginning to fill the space around the traditional crossover segment, as well, including established models like the Ford C-Max and Toyota Prius V, as well as newcomers like the Kia Niro.
Dongfeng Motor Corporation, Honda's joint-venture partner in the People's Republic, will build and market the CR-V Hybrid in China, just as it does the gas-powered model. Sales will start during the second half of 2017.