The selling price of the Honda CR-V was always the focus of attention when it was first launched, contrary to the original, the selling price of the hybrid version was somewhat lower than expected.
Before its launch, Honda CR-V had a rumored price of around 1.4 billion VND, sometimes even up to 1.8 billion VND. But until the official price was announced, many people were surprised that the hybrid version was not the most expensive car.
Accordingly, this hybrid electric version has a price of 1,259 billion VND, lower than the L AWD version with a suggested price of 1.31 billion VND. Compared to the Thai market at the time of launch, the equivalent hybrid version cost 1,109 billion VND.
Thus, it can be seen that the selling price in the Vietnamese and Thai markets of the hybrid version has a difference of about 150 million VND, however, the newly introduced CR-V e:HEV is imported from Thailand, not installed. Assembled domestically like the other 3 versions.
In addition, this is a hybrid version that also has an RS equipment package, so the chrome details have been painted in a dark color to create contrast, along with a set of 18-inch glossy black wheels, with the 19-inch wheel option rumored in advance. That only appears on the AWD hybrid version. Additionally, this version has an additional light bulb that automatically lights up when cornering as well as rear fog lights.
The body of the car is similar but is more muscular thanks to the RS exterior decoration, the rearview mirror is moved to the car door to limit blind spots, and comes with a shell with parameters 235/60R18. Another strange point is that the car has a reflector on the front tire corner, this detail is usually only found on cars exported to the US, similar to what VinFast VF 8 did to enter the US market.
The rear of the Honda CR-V is somewhat less old, no longer has a hunchback design like the previous version, but instead has an LED light strip with softer graphics. The hybrid version is also the only version with additional rear collision sensors.
The interior of the Honda CR-V versions is almost similar and somewhat similar to the 11th generation Honda Civic. On the hybrid version, thanks to the RS package, red stitching will appear on some parts. Details like steering wheel, leather seats, etc. Other than that, there aren’t too many significant differences.
In terms of equipment, the Honda CR-V has many outstanding options such as magnetic key card, panoramic sunroof, Sport driving mode, roof rack, overhead brake lights, adaptive headlights, parking sensors, camera. 360, rear automatic emergency braking, and a 12-speaker Bose sound system, simulating sound while operating. As for the Honda Sensing safety package, it is all standard equipment.
Unfortunately, the Honda CR-V still does not have a push-button gear lever or seat heating/cooling feature, which are considered practical and useful in many markets, especially Vietnam, which often has harsh weather. . At the same time, the headlights are still LED reflectors, so in many cases they will not perform as well as bi-Led models.
Honda CR-V e:HEV RS has a transmission system that combines an Atkinson gasoline engine and 2 electric motors, resulting in a total capacity of 204 horsepower, 335Nm, comes with a CVT gearbox and front-wheel drive. Thanks to that, the “inertia” problem of the previous 1.5L turbocharged version was overcome. However, the test drive was relatively short, so it was not possible to fully exploit the capabilities of this hybrid model.
With a price of 1,259 billion VND, Honda CR-V e:HEV is not cheap in the segment, especially in the current context of a somewhat slow economic market, rival car manufacturers are racing to reduce prices, so sales The numbers of Honda CR-V in general and e:HEV in particular require time to wait and see the practicality of advantages and disadvantages of their predecessors, before making a decision to finalize the car.