It's always one of those things with Honda. Rock-solid cars are on offer as well as ride-on lawnmowers or emergency generators with an excellent reputation in terms of quality. As far as cars are concerned, however, there is always the question in the traffic area as to why there are no more to be seen. The Japanese, however, do not get tired and happily deliver fresh goods, now they serve three models at once.

Holger Appel

Editor in the economy, responsible for "Technology and Engine".

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The well-known SUV CR-V is in its sixth generation to compete for customers, at this point a plug-in hybrid is being offered for the first time in Europe in addition to the full hybrid. Either way, a 2,0-liter four-cylinder strikes combustion tones, in the E-PHEV called, rechargeable electric combiner is promised up to 82 kilometers under power, which should be sufficient for commuting distances even if you set the reality 25 percent lower.

The new one is recognizable, among other things, by lower fender edges and the flat bonnet, which is conducive to the overview.

If you want to be a little more stylistically exploratory, you might want to go for the new ZR-V, which intends to push itself between CR-V and HR-V with flowing shapes. Why Z is between C and H remains a mystery, Honda says that the SUV, which will be available from autumn, is aimed at young, pleasure-oriented buyers. The full hybrid with 2,0-liter four-cylinder in the Atkinson cycle, assisted by two electric motors, also expects this, we will report more details as soon as the first test copy enriches the fleet.

Friends of all-electric locomotion learn the complication of the alphabet after the cuddly, angular E, because from now on there is a second electrician who bears the name E Ny 1. The model, which plays with design lines of the SUV and coupé, is based on a new electric platform, the drive has 204 hp, 68.8 kWh in the battery and a standard range of 412 kilometers. More details here, too, if he has sneaked into the test fleet.