If you are a CUV lover then get ready to embrace the refreshed model of the Honda CR-V crossover. CRV is Honda’s best selling vehicle and it has huge customer following which makes it the second-largest selling crossover in the United States. The upcoming 2020 Honda CR-V was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 2018. The newest model will be available in four trims LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring and for those who want something extra, there is a hybrid version introduced this year for the Honda CR-V. The new CR-V’s body and its parts will be produced at the Honda’s plant in Indiana at the Greensburg. However, the engines of both variants (hybrid and non-hybrid) will be manufactured at Honda’s Ohio unit.
New Honda CR-V 2020 Interior
The interior of the new Honda CRV 2020 is quite impressive in the first look with a spacious cabin and versatile functions and themes. The front seats are heated ones and the driver’s seat can be power adjustment in 8 ways and provide 4-way power lumbar support. The rear passengers can also charge their devices via back rear USB ports. The cabin also has a dual-zone climate zone and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System. The Touring trims will also be benefited by Qi-compatible wireless cell phone charging. There is a seven-inch display screen for audio integration and a TFT driver information interface center meter color display. Both are compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The center console is also upgraded with different storage options.
The hybrid variant will get something extra including the exquisite instrument panel which also exhibits power distribution and regeneration display to be selected by the driver along with charge/power status. The steering wheel is also unique as it consists of deceleration selector paddles. There are 3 switches presented at the gear selector of the 2020 Honda CR-V, these switches allow the driver to select from the EV, Sport and Econ modes. All these driving modes allow the driver to enhance the driving efficiency by changing the response by the throttle.
2020 Honda CR-V Redesign, Exterior
The exterior of the new Honda CR-V is restyled to give it a more rugged look. The chrome grille is revised along with the Honda logo sitting at the center. The bumper now inculcates the broad opening of fog lights which make it looks wider. All the hybrid trims will get the exclusive five LED lights assembled bar styled fog lights whereas, the non-hybrid trims will have the round fog lights.
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At the back, the rear tinted window is in a darker shade and it has also received chrome treatment below the window. The EX-L trim has also got a power tailgate. To add a sporty appeal to the touring trim the non-hybrid variant will acquire a chrome exhaust finisher and LED headlights with auto On/Off features. New tinted taillights in dark shades have also been incorporated at the rear. Moreover, the hybrid variant has got a distinguished bumper, concealed tailpipe and an exclusive badging at the hatch.
Radiant Red Metallic and Sonic Gray Pearl are the new exterior paint introduced for both hybrid and non-hybrid variants of new Honda CR-V. However, the non-hybrid models will get another new exterior paint color that is Aegean Blue Metallic. Except for LX, all the trims including the hybrids will be running on newly designed machined finish 18 inches alloy wheels. Whereas the Touring trim will get exclusive 19 inches alloy wheels.
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This time all the trims of the non-hybrid version of the Honda CR-V will be running on DOHC 1.5 liter turbo direct-injected VTEC engine, which can produce an output of 190 horsepower. Power will be sent to the wheels by Continuously Variable Transmission. Customers can choose from either All wheel drive or Front-wheel drive configuration.
When it comes to the powertrain of the hybrid version of the new 2020 Honda CR-V, two electric motors in correspondence with the 16-valve DOHC Atkinson cycle 2.0-liter engine have been installed to run this CUV.
Safety and Technical Advancement
The Honda Sensing suite of advanced technology which was previously available only on EX and higher trims is now a standard feature of all Honda lineups. The new Honda CR-V will also get the sensing suite and the customers can enjoy the following features.
• Adaptive Cruise Control
• Collision Mitigation Braking system
• Road Departure Mitigation system
• Lane-keeping Assist system
Apart from the exquisite suite, the following safety features are compulsory in all Honda vehicles.
• Airbags for front and rear-seat passengers
• Side airbags for front passengers
• Multi-angle rearview camera
• Push Button Start hands-free entry.
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Price and Release date
The new 2020 CR-V non-hybrid trims will go on sale this fall with the starting price of $25000 and will vary as per the trim. Whereas, the hybrid model will hit the dealership next year in 2020 and the prices are expected to be revealed close to the releasing date.
2020 Honda CRV photos