Japanese media is reporting that when the next-generation Honda CR-V arrives in 2018, a plug-in hybrid version will also be offered.
The sketch above was reportedly obtained from a leak within Honda and Response JP believes it shows a 5-seat CR-V:
"The scoop before revealed that the upcoming model will be a three-row, seven-seater model, but the sketch showed a five-seater model. The front-end adopts the "Solid Wing Face" design. Hence, it is expected that it will have a powerful-looking front mask. Meanwhile, the rear end is reminiscent of the new Civic Hatchback as it is depicted with the newly designed combination lamp."
As for the plug-in hybrid version, it will reportedly be powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine with undisclosed electric motors and a battery pack of unknown capacity.
The conventional CR-V is expected to be revealed in Fall 2017. Sales should begin shortly after the reveal with the PHEV version coming to mark sometime in mid- 2018.
Source: Response JP