Next-Gen Honda CR-V Leaks Online – Exterior Design Fully Revealed

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The next-generation Honda CR-V is larger than the outgoing version, and its design is significantly more upmarket as well

Japanese carmaker Honda is currently working on the next-generation CR-V. Before the new SUV’s official debut, its exterior design has been revealed, courtesy of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The next-gen Honda CR-V looks more premium than its predecessor, with some design inspiration from the 2022 Honda Vezel/HR-V.

At the front, we see a large grille, with dagger-shaped headlamps flanking it. There’s a chrome insert on the grille, at the top, which flows into the headlights, giving an eyebrow effect. We’ve seen a similar design theme on other Honda models as well. The side profile is quite simplistic, and there’s black plastic cladding all around near the bottom.

At the rear, we see a pair of sickle-shaped LED taillights, which spread over the D-pillars and the tailgate. The rear windscreen has a noticeable slope, but the overall design is still quite boxy. Also, there are two large exhaust tips integrated into the rear bumper, which look extremely cool and sporty.

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The homologation images have also revealed that the SUV will get lane-watch camera, 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, disc brakes on all wheels, and alloy wheels (17-inch on lower variants, 18-inch on higher ones). Also, Honda will offer the next-gen CR-V in both 5-seater (two-row) and 7-seater (three-row) versions.

The engine is expected to be a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol unit, with 193 PS on tap, mated to a CVT. Both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive options will be available. The dimensions have been revealed too; the next-gen CR-V will be 4,703mm long, 1,866mm wide, and 1,690mm tall, with a 2,700mm long wheelbase.

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The next-gen Honda CR-V will have its official global debut very soon, and it will likely go on sale in China first, under the Dongfeng-Honda JV. The new SUV will make its way to other international markets later. In the Indian market, Honda CR-V was discontinued back in 2020, and we’re not sure if the manufacturer would bring the new-gen version here. However, considering the popularity of SUVs here, we certainly hope it does.