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Honda CR-V Hybrid is the best-selling hybrid automobile within the US – FCEV gas cell model to go on sale this 12 months

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Honda CR-V Hybrid is the best-selling hybrid car in the US – FCEV fuel cell version to go on sale this year

American Honda had an important 2023 within the US, the place it offered 1.3 million items of Hondas and Acuras, up 33% year-on-year as manufacturing stabilised and pandemic-era logistics challenges eased. The gross sales goal for this 12 months is 1.3 million items for Honda and 150,000 items for premium model Acura, which is 10-15% greater in comparison with 2023’s complete.

The Honda CR-V Hybrid ended 2023 as the general best-selling hybrid car within the US. American Honda stated that gross sales quantity for the electrified sixth-generation CR-V exceeded expectations, reaching 197,317 items for the 12 months. Unveiled in July 2022, North American manufacturing of the brand new CR-V began later that 12 months, which means 2023 would have been the mannequin’s first full 12 months of gross sales.

In Malaysia, we’re getting the CR-V with a hybrid powertrain for the primary time with this technology. Launched in December, the CR-V e:HEV RS worth was just lately introduced to be RM195,900 on-the-road with out insurance coverage.

Honda CR-V Hybrid is the best-selling hybrid car in the US – FCEV fuel cell version to go on sale this year

That makes the RS hybrid RM14k costlier than the best pure ICE variant, the 1.5L Turbo V AWD at RM181,900. The 1.5L Turbo E is priced at RM169,900 whereas the bottom 1.5L Turbo S begins the vary at RM159,900. The primary 750 items of the S is being offered for RM157,900 to have a good time 20 years of CKD manufacturing of the CR-V in Malaysia.

The hybrid is powered by an Clever Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) system just like that seen on the Civic e:HEV RS, combining the workings of an electrical motor and petrol engine. The latter is a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine, which acts primarily as a generator.

By itself, the ICE affords 148 PS and 190 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. Whereas the engine can present direct drive – through a lock-up clutch – at greater speeds for higher effectivity, it’s the electrical motor that does a lot of the hauling work. The e-motor develops 184 PS and 335 Nm from zero to 2,000 rpm, the latter being 20 Nm greater than on the Civic Hybrid.

Honda CR-V Hybrid is the best-selling hybrid car in the US – FCEV fuel cell version to go on sale this year

Like with the Civic vary, the e:HEV is the quickest to 100 km/h right here, with a time of 9.0 seconds (base S is subsequent quickest at 9.7 seconds). It appears to be like racier than the remainder too; RS trim brings with it badging, roof rails, physique color trim to interchange the SUV’s black plastic, black facet mirror covers and an lively shutter grille. The 18-inch alloys are in gloss black they usually have resonators to suppress highway noise.

As for e:HEV RS-exclusive package, there’s a ten.25-inch digital instrument show, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, head-up show, key card and Adaptive Driving Beam for the LED headlights. For extra on the brand new CR-V, learn our launch report and first drive report.

American Honda’s 2024 outlook launch stated that the model will start gross sales of two zero-emissions automobiles in 2024 – the Prologue SUV, which was jointly-developed with GM, and the CR-V Gas Cell Automobile (FCEV). The latter will probably be North America’s first manufacturing car to mix a plug-in function with FCEV know-how in a single mannequin. Simply whenever you thought that Honda has deserted gas cell to give attention to typical BEVs, attention-grabbing.

GALLERY: 2024 Honda CR-V 2.0L e:HEV RS

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