Production of the Honda CR-V Hybrid in 2023 will begin in North America. The new CR-V Hybrid gets a new twin hybrid engine along with an updated 2.0-litre engine.
Production of the new 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid has begun in North America (Canada). The new Honda CR-V features a two-motor hybrid system with an updated Atkinson cycle engine, unique to Honda Hybrids. Production of the Honda CR-V will also begin in 2023 at the automaker’s Ohio plant in the coming months.
The 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid will be available in two variants – Sport and Sport Touring – featuring the new hybrid system paired with a 2.0-litre petrol engine. The CR-V will feature two electric motors, electric motors arranged side by side in a parallel-axle layout. Honda claims the new hybrid system is tuned for better fuel economy and higher towing capacity.
Speaking of the new Honda CR-V Hybrid itself: the SUV is longer and wider than its predecessor, giving the 2023 CR-V a wider look. Features include a strong horizontal beltline with redesigned A-pillars, door-mounted side mirrors, a new grille and 18-inch wheels.
Inside, the 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid gets a 9-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, Hill Descent Control, Snow Driving Mode, Honda Sensing with Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), Low-Speed Braking Control and Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR). The CR-V also gets knee and side airbags for the front and rear occupants as standard.
As for engine options, Honda offers two choices: a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with the EX and EX-L trims, while the sportier Sport and Sport Touring get the new 2.0-litre hybrid powerplant. The former delivers 187 hp and 242 Nm of torque, while the latter delivers 201 hp and 335 Nm of torque.
Speaking of the launch in India, Honda has previously sold the CR-V in India and is also currently selling the Honda City Hybrid. So the 2023 Honda CR-V making its way here may very well be sometime in 2023.