According to the recent speculations our team has heard, a popular Japanese SUV might be on its way with a brand-new model for the year 2020. Although this information hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, the fans of well-known Honda CR-V have been eagerly expecting the great come back of this crossover, here is what we gather so far about new 2020 Honda CR-V.
- a brand-new platform,
- available all-wheel drive,
- more spacious interior
- no major changes under the hood,
- still not confirmed.
When it comes to exterior of the 2020 Honda CR-V, the fans should expect some serious changes and updates. If it hits the market as a 2020 model, this popular crossover should ride on a brand-new platform shared with the latest Honda Civic. Also, the new CR-V is going to get a longer wheelbase, which means more space inside its cabin as well as better stability and improved handling. Its longer hood will also enhance the aerodynamics and performance of this SUV. The overall styling of this crossover is going to seem sportier and a bit more aggressive, especially in the front fascia. The fans will have the chance to notice its powerful front grille, a massive bumper and its LED headlights with daytime running lamps. It will definitely appear more modern and attractive, wearing some sharper lines than its predecessor. In the rear part of the vehicle, you will find its modern vertical LED taillights. This model should also offer an optional third row and therefore, largely resemble its larger cousin Pilot.
As we have already mentioned, a regular model will provide two rows of seats, but an optional third row might be available as well. Be that as it may, the fans will be able to choose between five or seven comfortable seats, covered in leather or other high-quality materials, depending on the trim level. Also, due to a longer wheelbase and larger dimensions, the new CR-V will also provide more space inside its cabin. Other changes and upgrades should be also expected in terms of technology and safety. Besides a smaller TFT information display in the instrument cluster, the driver will get a 7.0-inch infotainment touch-screen with features such as navigation system, dual-zone climate control, USB ports, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
No major changes should be expected under the hood of the 2020 Honda CR-V, although we are waiting for more official details right now. The base model should use the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder that delivers the output of 184 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The other engine option may be a 1.5-liter four-cylinder that hits 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. The expected transmission options are either a six-speed manual or a CVT and the crossover should come with both options – a front-wheel and all-wheel drive system. A hybrid version of the new CR-V has also been rumored, but it hasn’t been confirmed either.
2020 Honda CR-V Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2020 Honda CR-V is yet to be announced. On the other hand, the price of the base model is expected to start under $30,000.