Honda Unveils CR-V Hybrid in China

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, Contributing Writer - April 19, 2017

During the first of two media days at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show, Honda took the wraps off a hybrid version of its CR-V crossover utility vehicle.

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.

Honda CR-V Hybrid

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Steve Cypher is a contributing writer for CarsDirect.com and Senior Editor for Lotpro.com. When not covering the latest automotive news or reviewing vehicles, Steve calls upon his years of experience selling cars to explain the car buying process and all things subprime at AutoCreditExpress.com.