Spring Brings a Brand-New Honda CR-V Hybrid along with the Flowers
We’ll be seeing some cold and snow for a few more weeks, but spring is just around the corner, with the sense of newness from seeing the first green shoots peeking through the earth. Spring also brings the debut of the new Honda CR-V Hybrid – Honda’s first plug-in hybrid SUV.
2020 CR-V Hybrid Specs
The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is an all-wheel drive and will come in progressively luxurious trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring, just like its gas-powered sister. The 2020 CR-V Hybrid has a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, 16-valve engine plus two electric motors with a net output of 212 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque. Most importantly, it’s expected to deliver double the fuel-efficiency of the gasoline-powered CR-V…as much as 45 mpg in the city! The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid and CR-V were named Green Car Journal’s 2020 “Green SUV of the Year.
There are some differences between the gas-powered and hybrid models though:
- Push-button gear selector and switches for driving modes: Econ, Sport and EV (allows all-electric driving when there’s enough juice in the battery).
- Indicators showing charging status and how power is distributed.
- Driver-operated paddles that trigger regenerative power from braking.
Loaded with Features
Honda Sensing® safety features now come standard, including rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and available blind-spot monitoring. LED headlights and fog lights come standard, as does Real Time AWD™ and special low-speed noise generation when operating on electricity.
Every CR-V Hybrid is equipped with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and wireless phone charging. The Hybrid’s interior continues to be as spacious and convenient as a gas-powered CR-V’s with a 60/40 split easy-folding rear seat and rear USB ports.
Honda Is Going Green
We predict that in environmentally conscious Colorado the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be a big hit. American Honda Senior Vice President of Automobile Sales, Henio Arcangeli, Jr. said that this new hybrid, “also signifies our direction to bring Honda hybrid-electric technology to all core models and to invest in the production of electrified vehicles in America.
Hybrid and electric technology have been a bit slow to catch on, but Honda’s commitment and growing concern about climate change are beginning to make an impact. Honda’s electrified vehicles have gotten traction in the U.S. market. Honda hit an annual sales record last year with the sale of 59,157 electric and hybrid vehicles, an increase of 18.6 percent. The introduction of the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid should boost those numbers, since the CR-V already one of the most popular SUVs in the U.S.
So, when winter seems to be in its last throes and you’re thinking spring is time for a new ride, come on in to Schomp Honda in Highlands Ranch and we’ll show you something really new…the eco-conscious, built in America, 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid.