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Hi,

 

Does anyone know if the CRV Hybrid would be coming to the Thailand anytime soon? I was going to buy the CRV 2.4L AWD this year but then decided to wait for the next model to come out. The newest CRV is from 2017 so it's also starting to look a bit outdated (or it didn't look that great from the start), so I'm hoping they would give it a facelift soon and add a hybrid option. I'm also interested in other hybrid SUV's but they don't seem to be common in Thailand yet, even though all other types come with hybrid options already.

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13 hours ago, mistral53 said:

Maybe wait for this one - and it's a PHEV to boot.

 

It does sound good alright but I'm not so sure about MG yet. I would consider a Hybrid SUV from Honda or Mazda but I guess the wait is too long for that to happen. Also, the Volvo XC 40 would be interesting but the price in Thailand is too ridiculous to consider it at all. 

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On 11/9/2019 at 10:14 AM, ChomDo said:

Thanks for the link. I guess nothing much from Honda before that then.

I test drove CRV hybrid in UK. Very impressive and with 212 bhp. You’ll just get the crappy old technology engines here in thailand. The only reason you have the relatively new 1.6 diesel option is because they’ve ditched the diesel in Europe and elsewhere and need a dumping ground for it.

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4 hours ago, nchuckle said:

I test drove CRV hybrid in UK. Very impressive and with 212 bhp. You’ll just get the crappy old technology engines here in thailand. The only reason you have the relatively new 1.6 diesel option is because they’ve ditched the diesel in Europe and elsewhere and need a dumping ground for it.

Another worthless post bla bla bla. Another idiot for my block list. 

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8 hours ago, DavisH said:

Another worthless post bla bla bla. Another idiot for my block list. 

All the 'idiots' on your block list are eternally grateful for the lack of association with the real retard. Off you go to lick some windows and shout at buses. 

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On 11/10/2019 at 6:19 PM, nchuckle said:

I test drove CRV hybrid in UK. Very impressive and with 212 bhp. You’ll just get the crappy old technology engines here in thailand. The only reason you have the relatively new 1.6 diesel option is because they’ve ditched the diesel in Europe and elsewhere and need a dumping ground for it.

I don't understand this infatuation with hybrids - it takes 2/3 of the investment and complexity of a plug-in hybrid, with very little real benefit mostly limited to city driving. I would never buy such a compromised solution - I presently have a a PHEV that has benefits a hybrid can only dream of, to wit:

 

out of a total distance of 14,054 km traveld, 9,391 km was on pure electrical power

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12 hours ago, mistral53 said:

I don't understand this infatuation with hybrids - it takes 2/3 of the investment and complexity of a plug-in hybrid, with very little real benefit mostly limited to city driving. I would never buy such a compromised solution - I presently have a a PHEV that has benefits a hybrid can only dream of, to wit:

 

out of a total distance of 14,054 km traveld, 9,391 km was on pure electrical power

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Of course it depends on the type of mileage you do. Lots of short journeys in between which you can top up,good,but if mostly longer journeys the % of distance on plug in electricity  will be much smaller and not be worth it. The range on that power is in a few tens of kilometers 

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On 11/10/2019 at 6:19 PM, nchuckle said:

I test drove CRV hybrid in UK. Very impressive and with 212 bhp. You’ll just get the crappy old technology engines here in thailand. The only reason you have the relatively new 1.6 diesel option is because they’ve ditched the diesel in Europe and elsewhere and need a dumping ground for it.

I test drove both models here in Thailand and hated the 1.5 diesel with that annoying sound from the engine. For me that was a joke, but the 2.4L petrol was a nice drive. I actually pretty much just drive in BKK so I would really be much more interested in a hybrid car than waiting around in traffic with a 2.4L engine. 

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What is the advantage of hybrids if all the energy on-board comes from the ICE? I don't get it. 

 

OK if you have decent on-board electrical capacity and can charge at home. Then maybe a few low cost kms near to home but otherwise dragging all the batteries around... At 2.4l the car is hardly leaning towards lower emissions?

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48 minutes ago, VocalNeal said:

What is the advantage of hybrids if all the energy on-board comes from the ICE? I don't get it. 

 

OK if you have decent on-board electrical capacity and can charge at home. Then maybe a few low cost kms near to home but otherwise dragging all the batteries around... At 2.4l the car is hardly leaning towards lower emissions?

I would charge at my house obviously, otherwise it wouldn't be convenient in Thailand yet. For me it's not about the cost (actually paying the extra to get a hybrid car would take a long time for me to catch up in saving some petrol expenses). At the moment I'm spending max 1 000b per month on petrol. It's more about the environmental side and the nice quiet/smooth ride. It's totally different if I'd be driving on country roads but I mostly drive short distances in the city.

 

Of course I would also consider the CRV non-hybrid if they had some smarter engine options and an updated look. Seems like that would't happen at least for a year or two.      

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