(Photos by Randolph de Leon and Honda Cars PH)
Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) has officially launched the All-New Honda CR-V today, September 13, 2023 at Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Friends and partners from the media, bank and insurance, dealers and Honda car clubs joined the event. The Large Project Leaders of both the All-New CR-V and the Honda CONNECT were likewise in attendance. The program was simultaneously streamed via HCPI’s official Facebook page.
With the goal of realizing carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050, the 6th-generation Honda CR-V is a major step in the company’s electrification journey. Spearheading this in the Philippines is the first-ever CR-V 2.0 RS e:HEV E-CVT. Truly a halo model in terms of advanced safety and driving technologies, the e:HEV full hybrid system signifies Honda’s strong commitment to sustainable mobility solutions towards zero environmental impact.
The first-ever e:HEV full hybrid system in the All-New CR-V
The e:HEV technology in the All-New Honda CR-V combines all of Honda's gasoline engine and electrification technologies with an array of advanced technologies to achieve exceptionally low fuel consumption and a new level of driving pleasure.
The system is a powerful combination of two electric motors, the Traction Motor and the Generator Motor. Those are then mated to a new four-cylinder, 2.0-liter Direct Injection Atkinson Cycle engine. The engine provides 148 PS and 183 Nm of torque, and the electric motors put out 184PS and 335Nm of torque. While the motor operates throughout the low- to high-speed range, e:HEV relies on the gasoline engine alone for high-speed cruising. The e:HEV achieves a unique combination of environmental performance and driving pleasure that could not be achieved with an engine-only system.
The e:HEV full hybrid system can intelligently switch operating modes to suit various driving situations between three modes. These are EV Drive Mode that lets the vehicle run solely on battery power, Hybrid Drive mode which shifts power between the electric motor and the engine, and Engine Drive Mode. The ability to run on individual power modes is the main benefit of a full hybrid electric system, delivering true fuel economy gains. It also comes with a Drive Mode Switch, that enables the driver to easily select the driving modes to suit their style of driving, including Sport Mode, Normal Mode and Econ Mode. The smooth and seamless power transitions in the e:HEV also gives a quieter, more refined, and comfortable driving and riding experience.
The e:HEV is also a self-charging system. Through its regenerative braking system and traction motor, the system can harvest energy from braking and deceleration and recovers friction losses that would otherwise be unused. This helps extend the car’s electric power range and further optimize fuel economy. The battery can also be recharged with the help of the engine, serving as a generator to keep the electric drive system primed for action at a moment’s notice.
The All-New CR-V 2.0 RS e:HEV E-CVT comes with an 8-year or 200,000 kilometer battery warranty (whichever comes first) for added peace of mind for the customers.