Next-gen 2023 Honda CR-V teased with evolutionary design update

Updated May 25, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

While there’s scant info about it, the model does look great. 

Recently, Honda has provided a teaser for the next-generation CR-V. This new one is set to replace the fifth-generation model, which has been around since 2016.   

A picture of the upcoming 2023 Honda HR-V's front and rear

The front and the rear of the upcoming 2023 Honda HR-V

The teaser shows a portion of the upcoming CR-V’s front and the rear ends. The model that was shown though is the CR-V Hybrid trim for the United States, and so the one that’s coming here to the local market is expected to have some variances. Then again, we are sure that this 2023 Honda CR-V shown on the teaser will still underpin the future Philippine-spec model. 

Up front, the 2023 CR-V gets enhanced styling courtesy of a wider, more squared-off grille, a pair of sharper headlamps, and a new trapezoid-shaped lower air intake. There are still bits of chrome on the front end of the vehicle, though it certainly looks more subdued compared to the current Honda CR-V

Details for the sides of the upcoming, next-gen CR-V though are pretty scarce. But from the rear, we can say that the new one appears much wider thanks to its more pronounced fender flares.  

The rear end also gets a new LED taillight design which comes as a series of L-shaped individual pieces of lighting. The largest one is of course found on the corners, where it wraps around the curvature of the new CR-V.  

A picture of the rear of the 2023 Honda CR-V focusing on its taillights.

A closer look at the 2023 Honda CR-V's taillights and model badge

Down below, the new CR-V also gets a new lower rear bumper. It also has this squarish chrome trimmed faux exhaust tip which mirrors the trim piece found in front of the crossover. The real exhaust pipe might be hidden further below/under the vehicle, though.  

As for interior features, engine specifications, and other relevant information about the 2023 Honda CR-V, the teaser says that more details will be released in summer. That’s around June this year, at the earliest. 

So, if you’re excited for the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V and want to learn more about it, stay posted here on Philkotse

Know more about Honda CR-V 2023

Honda CR-V

The CR-V 2023 is a compact crossover current sold by Japanese automaker Honda Philippines Inc. Now in its fifth generation, the model has been in existence since the 1990s. Currently, the Honda CR-V Philippines has two engine options with four variants. The first one is a 1.6-liter diesel, which can make up to 118 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. All variants with this engine uses a nine-speed automatic transmission. The top-spec trim has an all-wheel-drive drivetrain, while the rest of the trims are front-wheel-drive.

As for the second engine of the CR-V, it comes in the form of a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline mill capable of producing up top 152 horsepower and 189 Nm of torque. Only the entry-level S variant uses this engine and pairs it to a continuously variable transmission. The entry-level CR-V S and the CR-V S diesel variant can fit up to five occupants, while the CR-V V and the top-spec SX can seat up to seven occupants. As for the Honda CR-V dimensions, the Japanese compact crossover is 4,623 mm long, 1,855 mm wide, and 1,668 mm high. In the local market, the Honda CR-V Philippines is competing against the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, and Nissan X-Trail.

₱ 1,763,000 - ₱ 2,290,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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