A Honda Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide the company doesn't have any plans for the CR-V PHEV, but it has previously promised the local CR-V line-up will add a ‘self-charging’ CR-V Hybrid when it enters its next generation in at least two years' time.
While Honda is yet to fully detailed the CR-V PHEV, it has confirmed it uses a development of its original two-motor hybrid system, Sport Hybrid i-MMD, with upgrades all-but-confirmed to include a larger battery with support for plug-in charging.
Given the current-generation CR-V Hybrid available in several markets uses an earlier version of Sport Hybrid i-MMD, it’s likely the CR-V PHEV combines an electric motor with a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine running on the Atkinson cycle.
The SUV e:concept is a sleek three-door, but expect two rear doors to be added to the series-production model.
Also heading exclusively to China is a series-production model based on the SUV e:concept, Honda’s answer to the Nissan Ariya and Ford Mustang Mach-E, which was previewed at the Beijing motor show, too.
While the SUV e:concept is a sleek three-door, expect two rear doors to be added to the series-production model, which will feature Honda’s new omnidirectional advanced driver-assist systems with “improved recognition, prediction and decision-making performance”.