Honda CR-V facelift revealed in U.S. without much changes

Adrian Chia · Sep 19, 2019 06:16 PM

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  • New 2.0-litre Hybrid system for U.S. market
  • Refreshed exterior
  • Honda Sensing standard across all variants in U.S.

Honda has presented its refreshed Honda CR-V for the U.S. market, complete with refreshed styling, new features and hybrid powertrain for the local market.

Exterior changes are minor, include a bolder front bumper, restyled rear bumper garnish and new alloy wheel design that now measures 19-inch in diameter. The Honda CR-V hybrid gets an additional “Hybrid” moniker to set it apart.

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Honda Sensing Advanced Driver Assistance System is fitted as standard on all CR-Vs sold in the U.S. More expensive variants enjoy 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, remote engine start, Qi wireless charging tray and powered front seats.

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The highlight of this facelift exercise is the introduction of the Honda CR-V hybrid uses the Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD system which uses a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine paired to two electric motors. Combined output is rated at 212 PS, the same output as the Honda CR-V hybrid sold in the China market.

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Unique to the CR-V Hybrid is an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) designed to increase awareness by pedestrians when travelling under electric-only power.

With Honda Malaysia moving towards an electrification future which coincides with the Malaysian Government’s roadmap, a hybrid-powered Honda CR-V may be destined for Malaysia.

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Adrian Chia

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Psychology graduate with over 4 years in the automotive industry, 3 in front of the camera. Occasionally seen at his family owned tyre shop. Will only buy cars that passes the big bottle test.

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