It is not a secret that a next-generation version of the Honda CR-V is bound to arrive soon. This is backed by the new leaked images of what appears to be the 2023 CR-V. The images were published by the Chinese government’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on its official website.
Leaked 2023 Honda CR-V
With that being said, the model shown in the images will likely be sold in China. Meanwhile, the official global model of the compact crossover could still differ depending on the market. This is the same case as the MIIT’s leaked images of the 11th-gen Honda Civic posted before the sedan’s official launch.
The all-new Honda CR-V is 4,703mm long, 1,866mm wide, and 1,680mm tall, with a wheelbase rated at 2,701mm. Compared to the current model, the upcoming crossover SUV has been extended in length which could provide a roomier cabin, confirming our previous report that it will be slightly larger moving forward.
Design-wise, the front fascia gets the most significant change. It now looks similar to the ones found in the new Honda models such as the HR-V and BR-V. The roofline is designed with a straighter orientation, creating a more SUV-like appearance. And as for the rear end, it comes with a twin-exhaust finish and redesigned L-shaped taillights.
This could be the CR-V model in China
Powering the Chinese-spec CR-V is a 1.5-liter turbo gasoline engine produced by Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd., capable of delivering 192 horsepower. It is connected to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which sends power to either the front wheels or all wheels via an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.
As of this writing, Honda hasn’t put out an official announcement regarding the specs and details of the 2023 CR-V. But following the timeline of the posting of MIIT’s 11th-gen Civic leaked images, the launch of the next-gen Honda crossover should be around the corner.
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Know more about Honda CR-V 2024
The 2024 Honda CR-V is a midsize crossover SUV. For the Philippine market, it has three variants: the V Turbo CVT, VX Turbo CVT, and the RS e:HEV (hybrid) e-CVT.
The latest version of this Honda model has two different engine options. For the top-spec hybrid trim, it uses a 2.0-liter gasoline four-banger paired with a dual motor and lithium-ion battery. The combustion component alone produces up to 145 horsepower and 183 Nm of torque. The electric-powered component meanwhile, can churn out 181 horsepower and 335 Nm of torque.
Aboard the V and VX trims meanwhile is a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine that can churn out 187 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque.
Only the VX gets all-wheel-drive, while the rest are front-wheel-drive. All trims then use a continuously variable transmission (CVT), but the one on the hybrid trim is an electronic CVT (e-CVT).
In terms of dimensions, the all-new CR-V is 4,691mm long, 1,866mm wide, and 1,681mm (1,691mm for VX) in height. Both the hybrid and the V’s wheelbase then spans 2,701mm (2,700mm for VX).
Locally, the Honda CR-V competes against the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Cherry Tiggo 8 Pro, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Peugeot 5008, etc.
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