As competitors prepare to launch more electric vehicles, Honda has been focused on redesigning its crossover lineup and adding fuel-sipping hybrid variants. The automaker believes hybrids will help move customers into EVs in the future while driving down emissions as it approaches tighter regulatory requirements slated to take into effect in the U.S. in 2026.
Of more immediate focus is the redesigned 2023 HR-V. The subcompact crossover grew in size and will now have an equally important role alongside the Civic as a gateway vehicle to the Honda brand.
Honda also is launching a redesigned CR-V compact crossover with two hybrid variants at the top of its lineup. The Sport and Sport Touring hybrids are expected to make up half of all CR-V sales.