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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Honda Officially Teases 2023 CR-V With Hybrid Power


After leaking out of China, Honda now officially teases the all-new 2023 CR-V.

Of course, the leaked pics leave little to the imagination, but the official images from Honda does offer new details such as how the head- and taillights light up.

It’s worth saying that the CR-V in the official teasers look different from the ones coming from the Chinese leak, but that’s probably due to the powertrain. The earlier leak shows the CR-V powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine (denoted by the trunk badge). In the official teasers though, it’s been confirmed to get a hybrid powertrain.


Honda has yet to release mechanical information on the 2023 CR-V’s hybrid system, but it’s likely to share it with the recently launched Civic Hybrid. That version makes 183 horsepower and 315 Nm of torque—more than the turbocharged engine. There’s also a plug-in hybrid version, but so far that’s a Chinese market exclusive only.

The 2023 Honda CR-V will drop in for its global launch by the middle of this year (June to September).

5 comments:

  1. I wonder when this will be available in Philippines. I am an advocate of Hybrid but not a pure EV. Problem of EV is once the battery need replacement, the cost will be very high. I heard from a colleague in China that it it better to buy a new vehicle rather than replacing the battery. At Least in Hybrid, if the battery shelf life already expired, you can still use the vehicle

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    1. Right now, there's no recourse but to replace the entire battery once its shelf life ends. However, certain manufacturers are working on refurbishing them. Nissan, for example, offers one in Japan for about P 148,000 (24 kWh). The tech will undoubtedly get cheaper, but not yet.

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  2. @Ulysses Ang - hi sir. OT - does your contact at HONDA sez when they will stocks for the HR-V, it seems they launched it in April with no stocks on hand except for the display and the test drive vehicle.

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    1. You're not the first person to DM or comment a complaint about stocks. Seems Honda's quiet about it, but there's a supply shortage of HR-Vs. Same with Civic (at least for the RS variant). It's likely down to the global chip/parts shortage. I've seen people complain about Corolla Cross supplies as well.

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  3. Best is to have a swappable batteries. Think of Nokia phones of the old where you can replace the battery by yourself. EVs are more like iPhones(and other modern smartphones) where it's very hard to replace the battery yourself.

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