Updated in 2019, two years after its world unveiling, a single patent image has surfaced that previews the next-generation Honda CR-V ahead of the model’s notorious unveiling later this year.
Picked up by the Vanhoe Rage Facebook pagejust like the Kurdistan_Automotive_Blog Instagram Accountthe image shows the CR-V with the same front-end design as the smaller one HR-V†Fiberconsisting of the elongated headlamps, wider grille, prominent lower air intake and rearward L-shaped faux intakes on the flanks of the bumper.
Just visible are vertical taillight clusters that are expected to be slightly different, while the overall silhouette remains unchanged from the current CR-V.
Unseen, the interior will reportedly be inspired by the HR-V and the civic sedan†valve in looks and design, meaning the 10.25-inch digital instrument panel, Honda’s latest nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system on higher trim levels and a range of new or improved features ranging from comfort to safety.
As with the current model, the new CR-V will again have five-seat seating as standard, although certain markets will be familiar with a seven-seat layout.
Depending on where sales take place, the CR-V’s engine lineup is unlikely to change, resulting in a lineup consisting of the 2.0-litre normally aspirated petrol, the 1.5-litre turbo petrol, the free-breathing 2.4 and a hybrid which combines the former unit with an electric motor.
Certain markets will also gain the upper hand with a 1.6-litre turbo diesel in single or twin-turbo variants, as well as a recently introduced 2.0-litre plug-in hybrid.
One of the brand’s flagship models, a reveal date for the CR-V remains unknown, but as mentioned, expect a date in due course given sightings by motor1.com as late as April last year of the prototype being tested.
Once it’s out, there’s a good chance it’ll be available by the end of the year and sales will start shortly after. However, expect clearer information to emerge in the form of teasers and/or official details.