The Honda CR-V has made a name for itself in the American automotive industry – and it doesn’t look like this is going to change anytime soon. Honda recently announced details about the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid model, the brand’s first-ever electrified SUV to be sold by the brand in America.
This new hybrid model use Honda’s two-motor hybrid powertrain, pairing it with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. With this setup, the CR-V Hybrid will be able to produce a peak total system output of 212 horsepower, which is an increase from the regular CR-V’s 190 horsepower. It is also anticipated to increase its EPA-estimated city fuel-efficiency ratings by up to 50% more than the regular CR-V.
Along with this increased power, the CR-V Hybrid will also come available with all-wheel drive, which is the first-time Honda will offer this drive system with a hybrid US model. More information on the 2020 CR-V Hybrid model will be released closer to its release date in early 2020, so make sure to stay tuned to Avery Greene Honda for all the latest news.
The CR-V Hybrid will join the Accord Hybrid and Insight as the third electrified Honda manufactured in the United States. Honda plans to move towards using its advanced two-motor hybrid-electric system in all of its American models in the years ahead with the goal of having two-thirds of its global sales come from electrified vehicles by 2030.