Is this the next-generation Honda CR-V?

Updated Nov 16, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Honda could debut it in 2023.

Honda released a facelift of the fifth-generation CR-V compact crossover in 2019. However, it seems like the Japanese carmaker still has a lot up its sleeve as an unofficial photo of what seems to be the next-generation Honda CR-V is now surfacing online.

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One of the biggest changes that can be seen from the unofficial photo of the Honda CR-V Philippines is the grille design which now appears larger, running all the way down before the front lower bumper. This update highlights the proportions of the front-end creating a large SUV appeal.

Next-gen Honda CR-V unofficial

Unofficial photo of the next-gen Honda CR-V [Photo: BestCarWeb]

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The new grille also comes with a partially closed design which is a common layout feature for electric vehicles. With that being said, one can expect that Honda might put out more efforts to innovate its hybrid powertrains. Plus, diesel engines are close to being discarded with the new regulations in some markets so it would be interesting to see what could be the next-gen CR-V’s new engine options.

As of this writing, Honda hasn’t shared any word regarding the next-generation CR-V including the powertrain options. This means that we could still expect to see the same engine options as what the current model offers such as 2.0-liter gasoline and 1.6-liter diesel engine, with the possible addition of a PHEV option in the local market.

Honda CR-V facelift front view

The current 2021 Honda CR-V facelift

Again, the photo of what seems to be the next-generation Honda CR-V isn’t an official release. Spy shots of the alleged next-gen CR-V say otherwise as it comes with a less rounded roof design than the shown photo and a larger D-pillar which suggests that the third-row seat option will still be retained.

Reports say that the next-generation Honda CR-V could come out as the 2023 model which sounds about right considering that the compact crossover gets a new generation every five to six years since 1996.

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Know more about Honda CR-V 2024

Honda CR-V

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. 

₱ 2,100,000 - ₱ 2,590,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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