New Honda CR-V Hybrid, When It Will Hit US Shores
The 2019 Honda CR-V is the hot SUV in the Honda stable and it could be getting hotter. Automotive News reports a new 2020 CR-V Hybrid model could be making its way to the U.S. after it makes its launch in Europe. The Honda CR-V Hybrid was first uncovered at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017 and in fall 2018, the world got its first look at the sophisticated new SUV.
Unfortunately for Honda fans in the U.S., this new CR-V will first be sold in European markets before it makes its way to North America. The new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is expected to go on sale in the U.S. sometime next year. The new Honda SUV is also expected to receive a mild refresh for the 2020 model change so it may look at bit different from the current European model.
2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid European-spec model
According to AN, Honda CEO Takahiko Hachigo said the Japanese automaker will expand its two-motor hybrid system offerings and anticipates that 60 percent of its global sales will come from hybrid vehicles by the year 2030. This will include new offerings in CR-V, Pilot, and Accord models.
The new 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid was announced late last year for the European markets and U.S. spec models are expected to be revealed at the end of 2019 or early 2020. The Hybrid CR-V should make its dealer launch sometime next year and come with minor changes from the gas model.
2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid
Images of the European 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid, shows very similar styling to the CR-V with a gasoline-powered engine. Although, the European -spec CR-V Hybrid appears to have some minor differences, including unique running lights and slightly higher ground clearance from the U.S. models.
Honda currently sells the CR-V Hybrid in China where it’s doing quite well where Honda sells gasoline and hybrid variants of the CR-V, the Accord and Inspire sedans and the Odyssey minivan. Honda says they attribute strong growth to the “outstanding performance” of the hybrid vehicles it markets in China.
We are speculating the new CR-V Hybrid will also sell well for American Honda. Give us your thoughts below and leave a comment on whether you will be considering a new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid model when they reach U.S. shores.
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