The Honda CR-V Hybrid revealed in Europe recently. It's time Honda bringing its two-engine hybrid powertrain to the 2020 CR-V crossover made the United States. The electric CR-V will be the third Honda hybrid in the U.S. after the Accord Hybrid and the Insight.
Each 2020 Honda CR-V gets the lightest of styling changes in comparison with 2019. Outside, that implies an increasingly distinctive chrome grille, new haze light openings in the front bumper, dim tinted taillights, a darker-tinted backlight ornament with dim chrome enhancement beneath the backlight, and new tailpipe finishers on the top-level non-hybrid Touring trim.
All trims bar the entry-level LX get new LED haze lights in front, with the mid-grade EX and EX-L trims additionally exploiting new dull dim, 18-inch wheel structures, while Touring offers new 19-inch designs. Recent exterior hues are Sonic Gray Pearl and Radiant Red Metallic for each 2020 CR-V, and Aegean Blue Metallic for all trims in non-hybrid appearance. Inside each variation, the center console's been improved for simpler use, while Touring will have the Qi wireless charging.
Each 2020 CR-V will currently be power wired by the 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo with 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet. The 2.4-liter motor already standard on the entry-level LX has been redesigned.
Three U.S. plants will join force to assemble CR-V Hybrid — the automaker's Anna, Ohio, plant delivering the engine, the Russells Point, Ohio, plant contributing the two-engine power unit, and Greensburg, Ind., doing the last work to assemble the non-hybrid CR-V and Insight.
The 2020 CR-V Hybrid marks its appearance with a blue Honda logo in the grille, bar-type fog lights with five LEDs each, and Hybrid badging. The CR-V Hybrid Touring trim receives a remarkable rear bumper, and every single hybrid model conceal their tailpipes. The cabin goes amiss from the non-hybrid trims with displays for battery charging and regeneration, and a remarkable instrument board housing a push-button gear selector and switches for EV, Econ, and Sport modes. Paddles behind the steering wheel are utilized to connect with fluctuating degrees of brake regeneration. During EV motoring at low speeds, an acoustic mark outside the crossover warns pedestrians. In Sport mode, an acoustic mark is funneled into the cabin for ... more sport.