New Honda CR-V crops up on patent photos
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and IT has shared the first photos of the next-gen Honda CR-V. Production is set to begin at the Honda-Dongfeng factory.
The off-roader features a new design, is larger than its predecessor, and comes equipped with only one rather modest engine on its domestic market of China. It is the old 1.5-liter turbo rated at 193 PS (190 hp / 142 kW). Given the manufacturer’s electrification plans, it would be reasonable to expect hybrid offerings soon as well.
On the outside, the new CR-V is a stylistic mish-mash of other recent Hondas, including the HR-V for Europe. For example, it comes equipped with similar-looking slim headlights and a much larger radiator grille the same shape as on the HR-V.
Size-wise, the car comes in at 4,703 mm long with 2,701 mm of wheelbase. This makes it 82 mm longer than its predecessor with 40 mm of added space between the axles. Crucially, this also means the cabin now supports three rows of seats; the seven-seat CR-V is undergoing certification right now.
Availability and pricing remain to be announced.
Editor Andrew Raspopov