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Next-Generation Honda CR-V Leaked Prior to Its Global Debut

The all-new SUV will be unveiled globally, with new styling to match the new Honda SUV lineup.

Honda is getting ready to launch a brand-new CR-V all over the world. Although the model is no longer available in India, it remains a strong seller for the brand in other markets, particularly in North America and China. With a mid-cycle refresh in 2019, the new CR-V, as seen in these photos, will replace the fifth-generation SUV, which debuted in 2016.

  • New CR-V gets fresh looks, similar to the new HR-V
  • Is bigger than its predecessor
  • Global debut later this year

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What’s New in The Next-Generation Honda CR-V?

The CR-V shown here is a brand-new SUV that will enter its sixth generation in the global market later this year. The new CR-V has a more upright silhouette and is dimensionally larger than the outgoing model, and its styling is a complete departure from its predecessor’s.

The new-gen CR-V is 132mm longer, 13mm taller, and 1mm narrower than the current-gen model, measuring 4,703mm in length, 1,866mm in width, and 1,680mm in height. The new CR-wheelbase V’s has been increased by 39mm to 2,701mm.

The new CR-front V’s end is based on Honda’s latest family design, which we’ve seen on the new Honda HR-V, the new Civic, and the RS midsize SUV concept that debuted in Indonesia last year. The new CR-V has a new honeycomb pattern hexagonal grille and a flatter, more upright nose. Slim headlights flank the grille and are connected by a prominent chrome strip. A wide central air intake, angular creases, and some plastic cladding are also present on the bumpers. For other markets, Honda may introduce a slightly modified grille design, similar to what we’ve seen on the HR-V SUV.

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The new CR-V has a minimalistic look on the side, with only one character line below the glasshouse. In comparison to the previous version, it also appears to be more angular. The wheel arches and doors are clad in plastic, and the alloy wheels have a 10-spoke design. From the back, the CR-V retains its vertically positioned taillights, as seen in previous generations. The rear design, particularly the taillamps, is reminiscent of Volvo SUVs.

The interior of the new CR-V has yet to be seen, but it is expected to be more luxurious and well-equipped than the current model. The seating options have not been revealed, but the current CR-V is available in 5- and 7-seat configurations, depending on the market. The seating layouts are expected to remain the same in the next-generation model.

Next-Gen Honda CR-V: Powertrain Details

The sixth-generation CR-V is expected to come with a 193hp 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 2.0-litre petrol-hybrid engine with twin electric motors. Honda could also offer the 1.5-liter petrol engine with its e:HEV mild-hybrid technology, similar to what the HR-V offers.

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Will The Next-Generation Honda CR-V be Available in India?

In 2004, the second generation of the CR-V was introduced in India. For two generations, the SUV was sold as a full import until the fourth-generation model was released via the CKD route in 2013. In 2018, the company unveiled the fifth-generation model, which offers both petrol and diesel engine options, in contrast to previous generations, which only offered a petrol engine. The diesel engine, on the other hand, was phased out after the switch to BS6 emissions in 2020. In December 2020, the CR-V and Civic were completely phased out.

It’s unclear whether Honda will introduce the new-generation CR-V in India. However, for the Indian market, the carmaker is developing a new Creta-rivaling SUV based on the City platform.

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