Updated Honda CR-V revealed ahead of 2021 launch

Honda CR-V revised to include a few new interior pieces and some extra technology – but the hybrid powertrain remains unchanged

Honda has unveiled an updated version of the CR-V. The revised SUV, priced from £30,180, will reach UK showrooms at the end of this year, sporting a range of cosmetic and technology updates.

The most noticeable updates for the CR-V are found in the cabin. The trim fitted to the car’s centre console, door cards and dashboard now features a new silver finish, while the range-topping EX model now comes with a wireless smartphone charging pad.

Exterior revisions are more subtle, stretching to some new 18-inch alloy wheels and privacy glass as standard across the range. The CR-V also now wears a blue-ringed Honda badge and the firm’s latest e:HEV nameplate, which supposedly signifies its “electrified credentials.”

However, despite wearing the same badging as the latest Jazz, the updated CR-V hasn’t received the hatchback’s innovative e:HEV hybrid powertrain. Like the old car, the CR-V still features Honda’s i-MMD system, which comprises a 143bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, two electric motors and a small battery pack.

The electric motors are capable of generating up to 315Nm of torque – and, at low speeds, the CR-V can cruise around on electric power alone. Honda also says that front-wheel drive models will return 42.2mpg on the WLTP combined cycle, while emitting 151g/km of CO2. Four-wheel drive models are less efficient, with respective figures of 39.2mpg and 161g/km.

Finally, Honda has made several tweaks to the CR-V’s chassis. First, there’s a new suspension system, which the firm says has improved the SUV’s handling and ride comfort. There’s also a revised version of the car’s electric power steering system, which the company says has refined the car’s low-speed manoeuvrability.

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