I have just purchased a brand new Honda CRV- Touring in the Middle East. It was manufactured in the Ohio plant. I was curious and noticed that the insulator hood in the engine compartment was missing. I first checked the VIN with my service-parts team at the local dealership where I purchased the vehicle from. They confirmed after checking on the system that the vehicle was shipped by default without the insulator hood. However, they told me that the part was available for purchase separately on order basis at an additional cost of 50 US $ since they don't have it currently in stock.
However, I researched online and found that the insulator hood comes standard on the Touring trims for CRV's. I have attached a Touring model photo which I was able to download from online and it clearly shows that the insulator hood comes along with the vehicle when purchased. I'm confused and can't understand why it was missing from my vehicle.