A new CR-V hybrid and Accord hybrid are on the way this year.
A new Civic hybrid is also in the works.
Honda’s electrified future began, in a way, long ago as the Japanese automaker was among the first to adopt hybrid powertrains more than 20 years ago. Going forward, Honda will refocus on hybrid models for its core products.
The Honda CR-V will finally come to Canada this year. In fact, it will the new CR-V will be built in Canada. Honda will follow up later in 2022 with a new Accord Hybrid. According to Honda Canada, the hybrid iterations of these two vehicles will account for 50% of their respective sales mix.
“Increasing our hybrid-electric vehicle output is critical to reducing Honda’s greenhouse gas emissions and achieving our goals of 100% zero-emission vehicle sales in North America by 2040 and carbon neutrality for our global operations by 2050,” said Jean Marc Leclerc, President, and CEO Honda Canada. “Our recent investment of $1.38 billion to upgrade our Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) facilities in preparation for our electrified future is another step to realizing these goals as HCM will be the North American lead plant for building the all-new, 2023 CR-V Hybrid.”
A new Honda Civic Hybrid will arrive sometime after the other two. Essentially, it should launch in early 2023 calendar year. More information about the future Civic Hybrid, including timing and manufacturing details, will be available closer to the model’s arrival.