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New CRV Hybrid Ad Translated from Chinese - Hp & Frequency Response Shock Absorbers

2.0 Liter i-VTEC Gas and Electric (288 stated but likely 212 hp)
Frequency Response Shock Absorber System for better ride

Very interesting and continues the 49mpg claim. Honda throws in some kickers to sweeten the deal, just like Toyota did when they introduced the 2004 Prius. Put me on the list for a red one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuqZ3XLwBmc
 

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References I find for SFRD SHOCKS, VGR and Aerodynamics:

SFRD Shocks for Hybrids
The new mechanism shock absorber SFRD* has been adopted for use in the new “Accord Plug-In Hybrid and Hybrid.” It allows for variable control of damping force without relying on electronic control, and provides both comfort and handling stability in a variety of conditions.

The Company's Sensitive Frequency Response Damper (SFRD), a mechanical variable shock absorber, was first mounted on Honda's Accord Hybrid. The Company will continue to develop next-generation variable shock absorbers for compact cars such as the Honda Fit. For luxury vehicles, it will develop more sophisticated electronic types that can be used without a dedicated sensor. Currently, U.S. and European automakers install variable shock absorbers only on their luxury models.

VGR Gearbox
Can't find anything on "VGR" Gearbox although that may be a translation error.

Aerodynamics on 2017 - would appear Honda spent significant resources to be the most aero in its class

Developed with a combination of computational fluid dynamics, scale-model wind-tunnel testing, and Honda’s first full-scale wind-tunnel testing incorporating a running belt, the 2017 CR-V is highly optimized aerodynamically. The advanced engineering and development work, in combination with key exterior design features, results in a 2-percent improvement in aerodynamic drag (CdA) compared to the previous-generation CR-V. As a result, the fifth-generation CR-V is not only the most aerodynamically efficient CR-V to date, but also the most aerodynamically efficient vehicle in its class (based on Honda internal test data). This directly benefits both fuel efficiency and interior quietness.

Besides the carefully tailored body panels, the CR-V utilizes such details as narrow A-pillars and flush-mounted glass, hidden windshield wipers with flat blades, aerodynamically shaped folding mirrors with sealed hinges, and sealed hood hinges. Additional wind-cheating features include aerodynamically shaped lighting and exhaust silencers, and extensive undercovers that smooth airflow beneath the engine and transmission, mid-floor area and center tunnel. A functional rear spoiler, located at the rear edge of the roofline above the rear window, helps airflow separate from the body more cleanly, further improving aero efficiency. Detailed management of engine-room airflow, specific wheel designs and the Active Shutter Grille system mentioned below, also contribute to the CR-V’s efficient passage through the air.
 

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References I find for SFRD SHOCKS:

Shock absorbers for automobiles
The new mechanism shock absorber SFRD* has been adopted for use in the new “Accord Plug-In Hybrid and Hybrid.” It allows for variable control of damping force without relying on electronic control, and provides both comfort and handling stability in a variety of conditions.

The Company's Sensitive Frequency Response Damper (SFRD), a mechanical variable shock absorber, was first mounted on Honda's Accord Hybrid. The Company will continue to develop next-generation variable shock absorbers for compact cars such as the Honda Fit. For luxury vehicles, it will develop more sophisticated electronic types that can be used without a dedicated sensor. Currently, U.S. and European automakers install variable shock absorbers only on their luxury models.

Can't find anything on "VGR" Gearbox although that may be a translation error.
I think VGR is Variable Gear Ratio - translation CVT
 

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What is the chance of this coming to USA?
Good if Accura does not get it first. Hopefully they will get a 2.5 or 3.5L hybrid with electronically controlled suspension instead, much like the Lexus model with their Adaptive Variable Suspension.
 

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Sounds promising but lots of questions. Doesn't sound like it's a global product. Maybe Honda plans to only build in China? If so, they probably had to give away proprietary info and 50% of the venture to the Chinese entity (government or Chinese company). It's a desperate race to the bottom.
 
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