Honda’s slated arrivals for 2023 and 2024 will continue the tradition of upholding Honda’s reputation for developing reliable, high-performance vehicles, but they’ll also be bringing a bit of spice to the lineup with new or updated designs, alternate powertrain offerings, and a slew of sought-after features sure to please even the pickiest driver. It’s always exciting to see how the automotive industry is evolving, and it seems—here, at least—that Honda is ahead of the curve with these upcoming vehicles.
Whether you’re interested in looking at a hybrid model, a sporty version of your daily commuter, or a family vehicle, Honda has plenty to offer, from hatchback to off-roader to SUV to minivan—not something every brand can boast. When you’re out looking at Honda cars for sale, you’ll want to keep an eye out for these new and updated models. They’re really something special.
The 2023 Honda CR-V: High-Powered Hybrid
No, Honda isn’t completely eradicating gasoline-powered vehicles this year, but they’re well on their way to providing drivers with options that will be better for the environment, starting with hybrids like the CR-V, a five-seat “Compact Recreational-Vehicle” available in five trim levels, two of which utilize a hybrid powertrain: the Sport Hybrid and the Sport Touring Hybrid. Have you been looking for a family vehicle that won’t break the bank whenever you fill up, but is still powerful enough to escort your family on adventures? These CR-V Sport Hybrids are the key to providing your family with a comfortable ride, entertainment options, and quality time.
Over the last several years, moving toward electric power has been an increasingly popular idea among drivers, whether they’re interested in saving money, taking better care of the environment, or enjoying a quieter ride. There are dozens of reasons why drivers have begun making the switch to hybrid or electric options, each reason as unique as the driver looking for their next vehicle. With the Honda CR-V, you’ve got two appealing options, both of which offer 204 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque—plenty of power to get you everywhere you need to go in a fun-to-drive fashion.
The LEV3-SULEV30 Emissions Rating means that these CR-Vs are made as Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicles that adhere to the 30 standards set forth by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and are therefore 90% cleaner than regular gasoline-fueled vehicles and emit over 40% fewer emissions. Other perks of owning a LEV3-SULEV30 vehicle include potential tax credits, fewer trips to the mechanic, and no need for electric charging stations, as the Honda CR-V recharges while you drive. Whatever your reason or reasons for looking into getting a Honda CR-V hybrid for yourself, you’ll be delighted with all the additional benefits.
The Honda Civic Type-R: A One-Of-A-Kind Hatchback Sports Car
Honda’s next unique vehicle has been, shall we say, an illuminating example of evolving practical effects and exciting special features. Unique both inside and out, the Civic Type-R commands every stage it encounters. A show-stopping performance awaits those who seek the thrills of a sports car but want to remain loyal to Honda. This spitfire comes paired with an in-line four-cylinder with turbocharger and intercooler, providing 315 hp with 310 lb-ft of torque. Its silhouette resembles that of an alligator—built low to the ground, surprisingly fast, and extremely powerful. Packed with features like the Bose premium sound system, the HondaSensing suite of driver assistance and safety features, and lighting just about everywhere, you’ll never want to get out of the car.
It’s easy to imagine the Type-R on the track or at the rally. Sports car-specific equipment and gear include the dual-axis McPherson Strut Front Suspension, which is important for converting the regular steering wheel position into a mere option, allowing the driver to pull the steering wheel back like that of a standard racecar. The adaptive damper system is a practical yet fascinating part of the Type-R’s makeup. Not only can you use it in various places, but it has also been useful in all types of weather.
Since the damper system provides the driver and passengers in the cabin with a smooth ride, it also increases the degree of sharpness in the handling, no matter where you are or what the weather’s like. Brembo four-piston aluminum front brake calipers add to the giddy excitement of it all, and—with its sporty interior matching the outside’s fun, flashy vibe—it’s no wonder that people are flocking toward this model with eager eyes. Better go grab your own before they decide to snap them all up. You’ve got places to go and people to see, right?
The Honda Prologue: To the Future
Seemingly from the future, the Honda Prologue will be gracing us with its presence a little later than the other two models. It will nevertheless be well worth the wait as Honda’s second go-round at an all-electric vehicle prepares to hit the market next year. No gasoline, no tailpipe, no emissions; this sleek, glamorous SUV isn’t just pretty to look at—it’s the evolution of the family vehicle, ready to take on a full day of errands or a weekend road trip to see the family. With more space than a CR-V—102.6 cu.ft. of cabin room, in fact—while not fully eclipsing the next model up in size, the Prologue has found a niche in which to thrive.
The details have yet to be shared with the general public, but from the photos Honda has released—and the shrewd speculation of those who have been around to see Honda’s evolution throughout the years—it is believed that this time traveler has come back to show us the beginning of a new era; one where electric vehicles are the standard, with new and elegant shapes, styled to be both incredibly practical and future-forward, from design down to the last bolt. We can expect to see Honda’s careful craftsmanship, a reimplementation of popular design elements, and a boost in performance, thanks to Honda’s dedication to providing an excellent driving experience for every person willing to give it a chance.
Inspired by the vehicles that came before, the Prologue takes all the best ideas from the wealth of muses available from Honda’s gloried past of highly sought-after, innovative, and dependable designs, creating something new and most likely to be highly-prized in the years to come.
Honda’s Vision Includes You
Whether you currently own a Honda, have driven one in the past, or plan on getting one in the future, Honda opens its doors to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have a large family and a daily commute, or you’re looking for something solid to last you through the decade, or you need something that can hold more equipment for your LARP events, you’ll want to take a closer look at Honda, their newest arrivals, and those that are just around the corner.
Honda has evolved splendidly over the years, each time taking lessons learned from past years and using them to improve and expand on newer designs. Who knows what we’ll see the CR-V, Civic Type-R, and Prologue evolve into—but, given Honda’s track record, it will surely be amazing.