Honda CR-V boasts of several models in its lineup. The compact crossover Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) emerged on the automotive scene in 1995 and has grown in popularity ever since. All along, the CR-V models had the regular gas-powered engine. But the narrative is about to change as the automaker has announced the introduction of a hybrid model to the family. The Hybrid which will be a 2020 model and is said to have a starting price of $28,870 (₦10.5 million) and go as high as $37,070 ((₦13.5 million).
The model is the first hybrid in the CR-V lineup.
Known as the 2020 Hybrid CR-V, the new model shares a striking resemblance with the Honda Accord hybrid especially in terms of performance. It comes powered-up by an inline gasoline 2.0-liter engine complemented by double electric motors and produces a horsepower of 212. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States of America (USA), the powertrain of the CR-V records 40 mpg driving around the city and 35 mpg for highway driving. In a combined rating, the car records 38 mpg. This is very close to its frontrunner competitor identified as the Toyota RAV4 hybrid which boasts of 40 mpg.
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Honda does not compromise on the hybrid’s standards. It offers standard features found in Honda’s combustion models, such as a sensing safety and driver-assist, automatic high-beam headlamps and real-time all-wheel-drive system. In order to distinguish the hybrid from the CR-V models powered by gas, Honda created exclusive distinctive features including a blue-colored Honda logo, front fog lights, and back exhaust pipe.
The interior is beautifully designed with high-end technology
The various Honda CR-V hybrid variants and their prices include:
- LX: $28,870 (₦10.5 million)
- EX: $31,380 ((₦11.4 million)
- EX-L: $33,870 ((₦12.3 million)
- Touring: $37,070 ((₦13.5 million)
The 2020 CR-V hybrid offers four different variants
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