Round-Up: Honda CR-V Hybrid, CD Auction Group/Avis deal, Allen to speak at VRA event

Honda confirms CR-V Hybrid emissions

CR-V Hybrid Front Three Quarter

Honda has confirmed its forthcoming CR-V Hybrid will emit 120g/km of CO2 and return 53.3mpg when it goes on sale.

An on-sale date has not been provided at this stage, nor is the model’s price. It is due to make its European debut at next month’s Paris motor show.

The CR-V Hybrid is the firm’s first hybrid and it automatically switches between three driving modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive – to optimise both performance and efficiency.

The total power output is 184hp, although being a mild-hybrid model, the electric-only range is likely to be fairly minimal.

CD Auction Group to remarket Avis vehicles

Nina Bell (hi-res)

CD Auction Group has signed a deal to remarket off-lease rental vehicles from rental giant Avis.

The new website – – utilises CD Auction Group’s online technology as well as its back-office technical and administrative support.

Nina Bell, managing director of Avis Budget Group UK, said: “We’ve long held the desire to improve the efficiency of our remarketing process. Moving online is an obvious and important step in the current market but finding the right approach and partner was critical. After working with CD Auction Group for a number of years and using their online-only auctions first-hand, we have great confidence that we’ve partnered with the right team to provide an efficient and effective way of remarketing our used vehicles.”

Speaker added to VRA conference list

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Mike Allen of Zeus Capital is the latest speaker to be added to the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s free seminar which is to focus on the challenges of WLTP.

The event is taking place at Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull, on 22 November and other speakers include Jonathan Butler of Geldards on the latest ASA developments for dealers; Philip Nothard of Manheim on fuel trends; Denis Keenan of KeeResources on WLTP; Owen Edwards of Grant Thornton on dealer economics and; Paul Marchment of Arval on hydrogen cars.