Honda launches another CR-V in Korea
Honda adds an SUV to its domestic lineup. That car is the CR-V Hybrid 2WD Touring trim, which is characterized by removing the four-wheel drive option from the existing vehicle and lowering the price. Honda, which first launched a gasoline model last April, expanded the range of choices for domestic consumers by adding a hybrid two-wheel drive model this time.
Since it is an addition to the lineup, there is no significant difference in design from the model that was released earlier. The hybrid-specific design, including a black front grille, 19-inch black alloy wheels, and black roof rails, was applied to the wag wan.
The same goes for the interior, retaining its original charm.
The same goes for the interior. The first-row dashboard has a user-centered layout with a highly readable display and physical buttons. The second row is equipped with a second-row reclining seat that can be adjusted to eight levels.
The sense of space mentioned in the previously released model can also be experienced in this model. According to official data, the basic cargo space in the trunk is 1,113L, which can accommodate up to four golf caddy bags and 25-inch travel carriers each. If you fold the second row of seats, you can secure up to 2,166L of space.
This CR-V ‘this’ is improved compared to 4WD
The powertrain is a combination of an electric motor with a maximum output of 184 horsepower and a 2.0-litre gasoline engine of 147 horsepower. This produces a system output of 204 horsepower. Fuel efficiency is 15.1 km per liter on a combined basis, which is 7.8% higher than the 4WD model (combined 14.0 km/L).
Although it is slight, the advantage of this CR-V hybrid model is not only increased fuel efficiency. In addition, Honda has applied various safety technologies such as the next-generation driver assistance system ‘Honda Sensing’, an advanced 10-airbag system, and the ‘ACE’ structure that evenly distributes impact energy throughout the car body.
Newly added CR-V lineup, what is the price?
The selling price of the newly released CR-V Hybrid 2WD Touring trim is 52.4 million won. For reference, the price of the Hybrid 4WD Touring trim, which was released first, is 55.9 million won, 3.5 million won more than the 2WD model.
For reference, the 2WD Touring trim has been certified as one of the two low-emission vehicles and an environmentally friendly vehicle. Therefore, you can receive discounts on parking fees and congestion tolls at public parking lots nationwide, as well as acquisition tax reduction benefits.
This year, we often hear news of Japanese cars being launched in Korea. Of course, much of it comes from Toyota, but Honda has also been actively promoting new cars this year. In the first half of this year, a total of 5 new models were released, including the CR-V Full Change Gasoline Turbo, Pilot Full Change, Accord Full Change, and 2 CR-V Hybrid lineups.
Meanwhile, unlike Toyota, which still has one more new car card left, Honda’s ‘CR-V Hybrid 2WD Touring’ is likely to be its last new car. So, will Honda Korea be able to realize the statement made by an official who was optimistic that sales volume will recover significantly in the second half of the year? By leveraging this new car and existing models to show its full potential with less than a month left in the year? Some readers may have already guessed whether it is possible, but it will be necessary to wait and see what will happen.