Honda UK accelerates Electric 2025 vision, with CR-V Hybrid
Since its launch at the Paris Motor Show last year, Honda UK’s new CR-V Hybrid model has been awarded some of the strongest residual values in its class from CAP. The latest evolution of the compact SUV holds up to 47% of its value after 36 months and 60,000 miles.
CAP found that a 1.5 SR AWD CVT has an average residual value of 41% with the Hybrid SR AWD eCVT reporting a residual value percentage of 49%*; a five per cent increase based on the powertrain differences.
The residual values for Honda’s new CR-V Hybrid are matched by its record low emissions, giving the corporate market a vehicle that can run on battery power alone for more than 50% of a moderate-speed journey. The model contains an Intelligent Multi-Mode drive system, which automatically switches between three driving modes; EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive. For complete driver visibility, motorists can use a Vehicle Driver Information Interface (DII) screen to see which energy sources are being used to power the vehicle and the recharging status of the system. The hybrid version achieves 120g/km and 40.9 mpg for the front-wheel drive model and 126g/km and 38.7 mpg for the four-wheel drive variant.
Honda has announced it is already experiencing high demand for the CR-V Hybrid, since it was made available to order on November 15, 2018. Marc Samuel, fleet sales operations manager at Honda UK, commented: “The CR-V Hybrid is in high demand as business customers look for different ways to better manage their running costs. The model is a major milestone in the implementation of our Electric Vision 2025, as we continue to bring hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric and fuel cell options to corporate customers.”
For more information on the CR-V Hybrid follow this link; https://www.honda.co.uk/cars/new/cr-v-hybrid/overview.html
*CAP Gold Book March 2019