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Honda will show an EV concept and CR-V Hybrid at Frankfurt

Joel Stocksdale
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Honda will show an EV concept and CR-V Hybrid at Frankfurt

Honda seems to be serious about

its electrification push, having

promised a new dedicated hybrid, and introduced

plug-in hybrid and pure EV versions of the Clarity. The latest evidence of the electric strategy are two vehicles coming to the

Frankfurt Motor Show: the Honda Urban

EV concept and the

CR-V Hybrid prototype.

Honda says the Urban EV concept is designed specifically for Europe, and that it will lay the groundwork for a production model. Nothing else was revealed about it save the teaser photo above, which reveals almost nothing. It's possibly showing a funky grille that indicates charging percentage, or it could be a component of the dashboard. As for what the concept will look like, we expect it will be some kind of compact hatchback ideal for nipping around tight European streets.

The other car on display will be the CR-V Hybrid prototype. We suspect that this will be

the same vehicle shown at the Shanghai auto show earlier this year. The teaser image shows that the color is certainly the same. If it is the same as the car from Shanghai, we know it has a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder coupled to a pair of electric motors.

Rumor has it that it's

the Accord hybrid powertrain. Though the

crossover is listed as a prototype, it's all but guaranteed that it will enter production and will come to the U.S. Especially since

Honda said it would bring a hybrid light truck to the U.S. market, and the CR-V,

one of its best-selling models, is the most logical crossover to electrify.

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