AND SHE – After the indiscretions, accompanied by a first drawing, which anticipated the shapes (who the news), here are the images published on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Technology that reveal the sixth generation of Honda CR-V. The new model is expected to debut in the coming months, but will hit the European market in 2023 and it shouldn’t differ much from the one portrayed in these photos.
CLEAN DESIGN – With the new one Honda CR-V the Japanese house continues its work of renewal of the range and here too the tendency to create one is visible cleaner and more elegant style, leaving aside the excesses of some Honda models of the past that, however, never interested the CR-V. After all, with the third best-selling car in the world, 885,000 units delivered in 2021, this is no joke. Looking at the images you can see the front of the Honda CR-V with the flat bonnet, a slightly recessed grille that extends horizontally and also integrates the two thin LED headlights “cut” by a chrome plating. The bumper is very clean, with air intakes positioned at the bottom. The side profile shows smooth surfaces, with a slightly descending roofline. The rear is distinguished by L-shaped headlights that extend to the sides of the rear window. The license plate holder was moved higher, but the large tailgate remained, which guarantees a low loading area. The Chinese Honda CR-V measures 470cm long, 186cm wide and 168cm high, with a wheelbase of 270cm.
FROM US ONLY HYBRID – As for the technical part, in Europe the Honda CR-V will be offered exclusively in the version hybrid of: HEV, which, most likely, will use an adapted version of the same powertrain that we find on the new Civic, which combines the 4-cylinder 2.0 Atkinson cycle with two electric motors, for a total power that should be around 184 hp. All-wheel drive could be achieved with an additional electric motor at the rear.
AND THE INTERIORS? – Although it is not yet possible to see pictures of the interior, the new one Honda CR-V it will certainly have an unprecedented digital instrument cluster and a large touchscreen for infotainment, a feature that will make it more attractive to buyers than the model presented in 2016. Just like the Honda Civic, the CR-V will also have an updated version of the Honda Sensing “package”, equipped with a series of Adas that make the car compliant with level 2 of autonomous driving.