Honda has updated its CR-V for 2021, bringing a suite of changes to the firm’s popular SUV.

Available from the start of December, the new CR-V will now be available exclusively as a hybrid and will wear Honda’s new e:HEV badging designating it as having an electric powertrain.

The system combines two electric motors and a petrol engine for lower running costs. Honda promises emissions of 151g/km CO2 and fuel economy of 42.2mpg on two-wheel-drive models. Four-wheel-drive variants, however, emit 161g/km CO2 and return up to 39.2mpg.

Honda CR-V

The exterior has been lifted thanks to new 18-inch alloy wheels and privacy glass, while the interior boasts a new silver finish applied to various areas including the centre console, door cards and dashboard.

Honda has also tweaked the CR-V suspension to help improve handling, while the power steering system has been lightly changed too.

Rebecca Stead, head of automobile at Honda UK, said: “The CR-V is such an iconic part of Honda’s range and history it is only fitting that the revised 2021 model is ready to take on a changing and challenging marketplace, equipped with the latest technologies and equipment to make consumers’ lives that little bit easier.”

Prices for the updated Honda CR-V start at £30,180.