Last month, it was reported that the 2020 Honda CR-V would be released with fresh styling touches, added features, and an upgraded powertrain. As if that weren't enough, Honda also announced that the Honda CR-V Hybrid was being manufactured in the company's Greensburg, IN plant. This marks the first hybrid-electric SUV to come from the minds at Honda, and marks major step in the company's plan to have two-thirds of its global auto sales come from electrified vehicles by the year 2030.

The Honda CR-V will draw power from a 1.5-liter VTEC® turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Previously only available on EX and upper trim levels, this engine is now standard for all 2020 models. That's also true for the intelligent HondaSensing® suite of safety and driver-assist technologies. Refreshed front and rear styling is accented by redesigned wheel options, making a compelling SUV even more attractive.

The all-new Honda CR-V Hybrid will feature an advanced two-motor hybrid powertrain that's currently offered in the Honda Accord Hybrid. This system teams two electric motors with a 2.0-liter DOHC Atkinson cycle engine that has greater than 40 percent thermal efficiency. Operating without a conventional automatic transmission, the Honda CR-V Hybrid manages the power delivery seamlessly, while the hybrid battery pack and its control systems reside under the cargo floor to provide stellar cargo space.

The 2020 Honda CR-V will be available later this fall, with the Honda CR-V Hybrid following in early 2020. If you're itching to go ahead and check out our new inventory, make the easy drive to our Poway showroom. As your San Diego County Honda dealership, we're always happy to help you find the right Honda model for your needs.

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