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News The All-New 2023 CR-V and CR-V Hybrid Will be Built in Canada

The All-New 2023 CR-V and CR-V Hybrid Will be Built in Canada

This is good news for Honda Canada and Honda buyers in Canada


  • Finally, the CR-V Hybrid will be commercialized in Canada.

  • The new CR-V will be built alongside the Civic at the Alliston, Ontario manufacturing facilities.


Honda Canada has been handed a winning lottery ticket from Honda Global as the CR-V is the brand’s best-selling nameplate in North America. The all-new 2023 CR-V will come off the same assembly as the new Civic, another best-seller.

The Honda Civic is the Best-Selling Car in Canada for the 24th Consecutive Year

In Canada in 2021, the Honda Civic once more became the #1 selling car in the land, and this for the 24th consecutive year. The Honda CR-V has but one rival in the country and that’s the Toyota RAV4. The CR-V was the 2nd best-selling SUV and Honda’s volume leader in Canada last year.

The Alliston Plant 2 began assembling the CR-V in 2012 with the arrival of the 4th generation compact SUV. It also built the extremely popular 5th generation SUV, and now has secured the contract to assemble the all-new 6th generation CR-V.

For the 2020 model year, a new hybrid variant of the CR-V was introduced in the US and not Canada. It is powered by a 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine mated to Honda’s i-MMD hybrid system and an e-CVT transmission. Total system output is rated at 212 horsepower and features Honda’s Real-Time AWD as standard.

It’s unknown if the new CR-V hybrid will retain the same powertrain but either way, it should prove to be a popular option in Canada.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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