Honda’s Chinese joint venture, Dongfeng Honda, has revealed the plug-in model of the best-selling SUV, the CR-V Sport Hybrid e+. What kind of a car is it?
CR-V now available in plug-in form
On February 2, 2020, Dongfeng Honda, Honda’s joint venture in China, launched the new CR-V Sport Hybrid e+. This is the first ever plug-in model for the CR-V, and hasn’t been launched in the Japanese market.
The new SUV has a plug-in hybrid system based on Honda’s twin-motor hybrid system “e:HEV” (formerly known as i-MMD).
It has an electric range of 53 miles, and achieves excellent fuel consumption of 180.8 mpg.
Three driving modes, “EV mode”, “Hybrid mode”, and “Engine mode” are available depending on various driving conditions to provide efficient driving.
Exterior design features a unique front fascia and an emblem which is exclusive to the plug-in model.
With the addition of the plug-in model, Honda now has three different powertrains including gasoline and hybrid for the CR-V in the Chinese market.
The new CR-V Sport Hybrid e+ starts from 273,800 RMB ($42,130). The price itself is $10,000 higher than the hybrid model (209,800 RMB), and $16,000 higher than the regular gasoline model (169,800 RMB).