2020 Honda CR-V Redesign; Best Seller 7 Seater SUV!
More than ever in American format, the New 2020 Honda CR-V will be able to accommodate, for the first time in the history of the model, up to seven passengers.
This is precise for the fifth generation of the CR-V, the second most sold compact SUV in the world in 2017, behind the Nissan X-Trail and in front of the Toyota RAV 4, which is also widely reviewed. Unveiled at the Frankfurt show last September, Honda’s bestseller will be launched in Europe next fall. To meet the evolving expectations, especially those of the Americans, followers of the model, the next SUV of the Japanese brand sees its dimensions revised upward. The wheelbase progresses by almost 30 mm and the length now approximates the 4.60 m.
Result: This new vehicle will be able, for the first time in its history, to receive seven people in three rows of seats. The manufacturer does not specify the loading volume in this configuration and merely announces that the occupants of Tier 3 will be able to rely on careful accessibility and on 101-degree reclining files. But this versatility of use will remain the privilege of the version with the petrol engine. The hybrid traction chain system, which equips the 2020 Honda CR-V for the first time, occupies too much space to allow the presence of a third row.
First arrived in Europe, the direct fuel injection model is a 4-cylinder 1.5 liter VTEC turbo displaying a power of 190 horsepower. It will be associated, at the option, with a six-speed manual transmission or an optional CVT Continuous automatic gearbox. Planned for early 2019, the hybrid motorization will combine a 4-cylinder 2 liter atmospheric VTEC operating according to the Atkinson cycle with two electric motors. The combined power should come out to 200 horsepower. Hybridization is based on the new I-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) system.
2020 Honda CR-V in the United States
Already marketed in the United States, this new SUV is endowed with a more rewarding interior and improved ergonomics. The dashboard integrates the top of the central console with a new tablet-type display, while the automatic gearbox is placed on an inclined plane under the air conditioning controls.