Day: March 19, 2020

Coronavirus causes official 24 Hours of Le Mans delay to September

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is officially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The race was originally set to be held June 13-14. A statement from the FIA confirms the news, just days after the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) race organizers said an announcement would be made on April 15 this year. That was a quick turnaround. The FIA cites the coronavirus and the current restrictions in France and around the world for the decision to delay.

There is a new date already, though. Instead of running in June, the race will take place September 19-20. This news isn’t a huge surprise, as racing series all across the world have canceled and postponed events as a result of the coronavirus. NASCAR, Formula 1, IndyCar, Formula E and more have all been affected.

Pierre Fillon, president

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid First Drive | What’s new, fuel economy, driving impressions

TUCSON, Ariz. – The CR-V has been the segment’s top seller since its introduction, moving more than 5 million units in the past 23 years. For Honda, its sales juggernaut accounted for more than a quarter of the automaker’s 2019 total and a whopping 60 percent of its CUV sales. With the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid, however, the brand is stepping into territory where few have ventured before.

The Nissan Rogue Hybrid has come and gone. The Ford Escape Hybrid first arrived way back as a 2005 model, but disappeared for a generation until returning this year. The Toyota RAV4 waited 20 years to debut its hybrid, but now in its second generation, has actually become Toyota’s best-selling hybrid model. That alone represents a strong case for the CR-V Hybrid, not to mention the dearth of competitors.