America's best-selling crossover of the past two decades is getting a major boost with the introduction of the 2020 Honda CR-V. This refreshed vehicle is sporting new styling, new features and upgraded powertrains—including a new CR-V Hybrid. The 2020 CR-V Hybrid is the first electrified SUV from the Honda brand in America, joining the Accord Hybrid and Insight as the third electrified Honda manufactured in the U.S. Honda is moving to apply its advanced two-motor hybrid-electric system to all of its core U.S. models in the years ahead, so the addition of the Honda CR-V is exciting.

In addition to the new hybrid-electric variant, major upgrades to the 2020 CR-V include bolder front and rear styling, re-designed wheels and standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology. All non-hybrid 2020 CR-V models are now powered by the 1.5-liter VTEC™ Turbo engine, which were previously only available in EX and above trims.

With the 2020 model year, all Honda CR-Vs now come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
  • Additional driver-assistive technologies include the available blind spot information (BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM) and Auto High Beam headlights.

CR-V Hybrid models will benefit from a new Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) designed to increase awareness by pedestrians when travelling under electric-only power. There will be a speaker mounted in the front bumper that will generate a distinct audible alert that varies in volume depending on vehicle speed and is easily noticeable to pedestrians, but nearly inaudible to the driver or passengers.

The 2020 CR-V will go on sale this fall, followed by the launch of the all-new CR-V Hybrid in early 2020. To find out more about the 2020 Honda CR-V, contact us today at Courtesy Palm Harbor Honda.

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