Honda CR-V receives restyling and upgrades in the USA

The Honda CR-V has been re-styled and upgraded for its 2020 model year. The CR-V for the U.S. market now has a hybrid version as well.

The 2020 Honda CR-V comes with bolder front and rear styling, re-designed wheels and standard Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technology.

Exterior highlights consist of the chrome grille, integrated round LED foglights (hybrid version with bar type foglight with five LEDs), Blue Honda emblem for the hybrid, tinted rearlights with dark chrome garnish and wheel options of 18” – 19” sizes.

Inside, the most apparent feature is the push button gear selector which allows the driver to choose Econ, Sport and EV mode on the hybrid. The instrument panel also is unique to CR-V Hybrid models, and features a display for power/charge status, as well as a driver-selectable display for power distribution and regeneration. In addition, CR-V Hybrid version receives deceleration selector paddles on the steering.

Standout interior features are a redesigned center console wireless cell phone charging, a color TFT driver-information interface center meter display, 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface and navigation.

The CR-V across the board is powered by the 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine, except the hybrid version. The hybrid takes up a two-motor hybrid powertrain, shared with the current Accord Hybrid, combines two electric motors with a 2.0-liter, 16-valve DOHC Atkinson cycle engine. The powertrain operates without a conventional gearbox and offers a peak output of 212 hp, up from 190 hp. The CR-V Hybrid also marks the first application of all-wheel drive to Honda’s two-motor hybrid system in the U.S. Another option available is the 1.5-liter DOHC, direct-injected VTEC Turbo, rated at 190 horsepower.

Safety and assistance systems are packaged in the Honda SENSING suite. The CR-V is already rolling out to dealerships in th States, while the New CR-V Hybrid comes out in early 2020. The 2020 Honda CR-V colors are Sonic Gray Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic and Aegean Blue Metallic.

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