One of our readers was kind enough to share photos of the new Honda CR-V test in 2023 on public roads in Springfield, Ohio, 30 miles from Honeyville, which manages the Honda production and research complex.
The new model, which belongs to the sixth generation of the popular CR-V series, represents a significant aesthetic deviation from the current model with square proportions, vertical forehead area and a new grid design, all of which paint a mature image. The picture looks like a new Civic.
These photos show how the rear bumper and the fake output socket are connected to it, unlike the previous spy photos. We can also see more of their taillights, which show their design and how they fit into the back cover. The leaks from China also suggest that they will extend upwards to secure the rear window, such as the Volvo XC60 taillights.
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Elsewhere, the new CR-V should benefit from a number of technological improvements, including a new cluster of digital devices and an information entertainment screen. Additional attention to premium materials and minimalist design can define the interior and make it more suited to passengers and items.
Underneath the hood, we expect to see some familiar, refurbished, yet powerful, power units that include a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that combines a 2.0-liter engine with two electric motors and an e: HEV hybrid. The latter is offered alone in Europe, and North America is expected to receive both.
The new CR-V is expected to debut in the next few months and go on sale worldwide in the third and fourth quarters of the year. Unlike the new HR-V, we expect design differences between international markets to be minimal.