Next Honda CR-V Hybrid to be Built and Sold in Canada
Many Honda CR-V fans and potential customers are bummed that the hybrid variant is built and sold in the U.S. since 2019 but not in Canada. However, things will change with the next-generation 2023 CR-V.
Honda Canada president and CEO Jean Marc Leclerc confirmed the good news during a media roundtable which The Car Guide attended on Wednesday.
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Plant 2 in Alliston, Ontario is currently being retooled and upgraded to manufacture the new CR-V Hybrid locally, though Honda can’t disclose the size of the investment for the time being.
The new 2023 Honda CR-V should be unveiled shortly and will go on sale this summer. The Alliston factory will start by producing gas-powered models before adding hybrids. There will be a gradual ramp up, Leclerc said, but no target volume is specified at this point.
Keep following The Car Guide for all the latest updates on the upcoming 2023 Honda CR-V.