Famous Japanese carmaker prepares an all-new version of its excellent crossover, which will come as 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid. This crossover already marks some impressive sales numbers and that is definitely for a good reason. Simply, this small SUV is among best models in class, thanks to its quality, renowned nameplate and plenty of other good reasons.
The next step is a hybrid version. The electrified crossover will come with a new powertrain, probably the same that we can find in Accord Hybrid. If we consider that the current fifth generation is present since 2016, it is clear that there is no need for changes in some other aspects. So, we are about to see a familiar styling and interior design.
On the other side, we presume that the 2019 CR-V Hybrid will feature a little bit more standard features, compared to base gasoline models.
2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid redesign
Next year will bring a new version, with a hybrid powertrain. The 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid should be an often choice of Honda car lovers. This model will feature an advanced powertrain, while the rest of characteristics will be same as on excellent gasoline models. So, we are about to see a familiar design. This version will also ride on the company’s new compact global platform, introduced with the new Civic. Also, the 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid will come with a familiar styling, featuring brand’s latest design language.
The new hybrid will follow the base model’s design on the inside as well. Expect the same cabin look, as well as dashboard layout. Of course, there could be some minimal distinctive details on the instrument cluster and center of the dash. However, don’t expect anything significant. On the other side, you should expect more standard features, compared to base gasoline models.
2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid features
Just like we mentioned, the 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid will come very well-equipped. So, things like a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power driver seat, heated front seats, a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Audio phone integration, satellite radio, an upgraded rearview camera with dynamic guidelines will be standard. Also, we will see a whole bunch of advanced safety systems. Some of them are automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and intervention, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Additionally, there will be plenty of optional features on the offer.
2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid powertrain
The most important thing about 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid is its powertrain, definitely. After several conventional internal-combustion engines, the new model will come electrified. The new hybrid powertrain is most likely to be the same that can be found in the Accord hybrid. This advanced system consists of the familiar 2.0-liter gasoline engine and two electric motors. A total output should go around 212 horsepower.
An interesting feature of the new 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be selectable drive modes. There are three of them – EV, Engine Drives, and Hybrid. The first one powers the vehicle with electric motors only. The Engine Drive mode uses the gas engine to power the car while the electric motor acts as an on-demand booster when needed. Finally, a Hybrid model allows the gas engine to act as a generator to recharge the battery pack and supply power to the two electric motors.
2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid release date
We expect to see the new 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid on the market during this year. However, we still don’t know a more precise launch date. When it comes to the competition, the new model will compete with same models as base gasoline versions. So, there are many compact crossovers around. Some of the most notable ones are Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson and others.