2018 Honda CR-V & Odyssey Warm Up For Hybrids
Honda is revving up and going full force on hybrids and electrics in the years to come. A major segment of its electrification plan is the release of a new hybrid vehicle next year.
Although the automaker did not disclose much on its hybrid powertrain, it’ll be an independent model, just like the Insight, and it will be constructed in the U.S.
According to AutoBlog, Honda has revealed that over 50 percent of its upcoming models in the course of the next two years will be going electric. This includes the all-electric and plug-in hybrid variants of the Honda Clarity, slated to arrive at the end of 2017.
It’s reported that the automaker aims to record two thirds of its sales to electrified models, which includes pure electrics, hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Honda is also looking to bring in hybrid versions of its light-truck series. It seems plausible that this could be the Honda CR-V as it is a practical, small sized crossover that could achieve great fuel economy figures.
Besides that, the all-new Odyssey would be a strong candidate, too. If the Odyssey gets hybridized, it will be directly be rivaling the only other hybrid minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.