This is the best-selling crossover. And it looks all set to become better than before with spy shots showing a heavily camouflaged 2020 Honda CR-V undergoing road-testing. This model has been a pioneer to this segment since it was first launched in 1995. And this last generation looks to take all that it’s already good at to the next level.
2020 Honda CR-V – Innovations in the Exterior and Interior
Spy photos are largely inconclusive, but the car does appear to be larger than before. This 2020 CR-V sits smack in the middle of a smaller HR-V and the much larger Pilot. The enlarged dimensions, however, do not affect its kerb weight with the use of a lighter but stronger chassis. Far-fetched rumors suggest that this new 2020 Honda CR-V might add on a third row of seats.
Honda has always been at the forefront of new-age design language. This upcoming 2020 Honda CR-V has an elongated bonnet, larger grille matched with a far sportier look compared to its predecessors’. The car looks to have shed its minivan-like stance, and its signature vertical tail-lights look much more dynamic with the modified rear-end. The Acura-styled headlights are immediately recognizable although other minor modifications if any are as yet unspecified.
Honda has always come up with the latest ideas in merging high-tech with utility. There are no details which can be specified as of yet regarding the interiors. However, the Japanese will surely look for an upgrade in case of an interior. Just like the previous models had in them. There are no specific information. However, expectations are that both infotainment and luxury can be among the best segments.
2020 Honda CR-V – Modification under the Hood
- Engine Types – 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo/2.0-liter i-VTEC/2.4-liter i-VTEC
- Output – 174hp+165lb-ft/Unspecified/185hp+180lb-ft [Speculated]
Honda will definitely introduce a Hybrid variant later on. Whether a 2.0-liter will be introduced into the line-up is a matter yet to be affirmed from the Japanese manufacturers. But the other variants will be obviously included in the trims. The 2.4-liter engine variant has enough and satisfies quite enough as far as pure performance is concerned. The 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo may just have class-leading performance to go with this upcoming Honda CR-V 2020.
- Transmission – CVT. 6 Speed Auto
- Suspension – 2WD/AWD [Optional]
A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) may be included into entry-level models. An automatic 6 speed has been mated with the CVT; the result is minimal turbo lag, something which customers in previous higher trim models enjoyed.
2020 Honda CR-V – Pricing and Release Date
- Estimated price-range – $25,000 to $35,000.
- Release Date – 2019
This new 2020 Honda CR-V will carry the price over form its previous generation. However, the rumored addition of a third row of seats will take the top price bracket even higher. A release date towards the last throws of December is expected.
Honda has always been in the forefront of innovation and new-gen tech. With this new 2020 Honda CR-V, they seem to be leading the way forward with ease.
This crossover segment is the busiest segment since the last few years and seems to be getting busier still. Competition will come from the likes of Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, Nissan Rogue, Hyundai Tucson, Subaru Forester and a few more crossovers thrown in here and there. With each model likely to revamp and re-launch with newer specs by next year, the competition will only get fiercer.