We reported earlier that Honda has started working on the next-gen CR-V SUV, which is expected to make global debut before the end of this year. Ahead of the global reveal, the front and rear photos of the new Honda CR-V 2023 has been leaked on the Internet.
The production ready Honda CR-V 2023 looks largely identical to the patent images, which were leaked in February 2023. The new model will be significantly longer than the current SUV, which will help Honda to liberate more space inside the cabin. The leaked images confirm that the design of the new CR-V is inspired by the latest generation Honda HR-V, which is on sale in Europe and Japan.
The SUV gets a more upright front end, which is squarer and less angular. There is a chrome strip that runs through the trapezoidal grille connects the thinner headlamps. The fog lamp design design is also similar to the new HR-V. Also visible are the L-shaped front bumper corners and wider lower air-intake.
The vehicle looks relatively flat from the side profile, as it gets less upswept window line. At the back, the SUV gets simpler profile with new tail-lights and simple tailgate design. The L-shaped tail-lights seems identical to the current model; however, it has less pronounced edges. Moreover, the rear looks bigger than the current model. The twin exhaust finishers has trapezoidal styling, which is also similar to the outgoing model.
It is expected that the Honda CR-V 2023 will also come with an option with 7-seats. It is likely to follow the brand’s latest interior design language, with a tablet-type entertainment system with a touch-sensitive screen. The SUV will have more refined and premium interior.
The rear badge suggests that the new CR-V will continue to be offered with the 1.5-litre VTEC turbo engine that is capable of producing 193PS and 243Nm of torque. The SUV will also receive two hybrid powertrains. It is likely to get the 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle engine with two electric motors. The combined power and torque stands at 184PS and 315Nm. The vehicle is also likely to get a plug-in hybrid variant.