Honda CR-V Facelift Revealed Ahead Of 2020 Launch

by Mohammed Burman | 20/09/2019
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The 2020 Honda CR-V facelift has just been revealed and should launch in the US by December this year, India launch could take place in 2020

The Honda CR-V facelift comes with a redesigned grille and bumper. While the grille now gets a honeycomb mesh instead of horizontal slats, the bumper gets a more streamlined and less chunky design with integrated LED fog lights A chrome applique has been added to the outline of the fog lamp and air dam to give the SUV a sportier appearance. The vehicle runs on 19-inch alloy rims on the higher variants. The alterations to the rear of the SUV include a newly designed black rear skid plate and rear fog lamps which have a more simple design.

2019 honda cr-v rear and front

The Honda CR-V facelift has received numerous alterations in terms of the exterior.

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The interior of the SUV remains almost unchanged. Some of the most outstanding interior features of the Honda CR-V include a 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a three-section digital instrument cluster, Honda Sense kit of driver-assistance technologies and a two-zone automatic air conditioner.

2019 honda cr-v interior

The interior of the Honda CR-V has remained almost unchanged.

The powertrain options of the new SUV will also be maintained as the outgoing model; however, for the first time, the 2.0-litre gasoline burner has got a hybrid option. The hybrid CR-V was first unveiled in 2017 but it is only on sale in some selected markets like Europe. Scheduled to be launched in the US at the beginning of 2020, the hybrid motor is borrowed from the Honda Accord which is sold in India. It consists of a 2.0-litre gasoline burner paired with an e-CVT and two electric motors.  

2019 honda cr-v hybrid badge

For the first time, the Honda CR-V has got a hybrid option.

The fifth-gen CR-V was introduced to the Indian auto market in late 2018 and is available with both petrol and diesel motors. The latter has been confirmed to be updated soon to comply with the BS-VI emission norms. The CR-V facelift, once launched in India might also get a hybrid powertrain option to satisfy the 2022 CAFE (corporate average fuel efficiency) standards.

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The facelifted Honda CR-V is anticipated to be launched in India by late 2020. The current CR-V is priced from INR 28.27 lakh to INR 32.77 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and competes against the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Kodiaq.

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