Honda CR-V gets styling tweaks, hybrid variant for 2020
All non-hybrid configurations are now powered by Honda's 1.5-liter turbo engine.
Honda has revealed the 2020 CR-V, updating the popular crossover with fresh styling and adding a US-built hybrid to the lineup.
The electrified model borrows its powertrain from the Accord Hybrid, pairing two electric motors and a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle engine with a thermal efficiency higher than 40 percent. The system delivers a combined output of 212 horsepower -- higher than the non-hybrid CR-V.
Honda estimates the hybrid will have 50 percent higher fuel efficiency than the standard CR-V. Official EPA ratings will be announced closer to launch.
All non-hybrid CR-V configurations are now powered by the 1.5-liter VTEC turbocharged engine, delivering 190 horsepower. Buyers can choose from front- or all-wheel drive.
The 2020 edition features a slightly bolder front-end styling, complemented by new wheels. The Honda Sensing driver-assistance and safety suite is now standard across the lineup.
The non-hybrid 2020 CR-V is scheduled to arrive in showrooms this fall, while the electrified edition will land early next year.