The forthcoming 2023 Honda CR-V was spied testing again in Germany, but unfortunately, heavily camouflaged. From available information, the redesigned CR-V is expected to debut in 2022 as a 2023 model. From what we are able to see, the all-new generation will introduce some upgrades, and it sports a cleaner, more modern-looking grille design. On top of that, we also noticed that it rolls on the new black wheels, which look sportier.
The 2023 CR-V will be reportedly offered with gasoline and hybrid powertrains, but we also think an electric version could happen as well. However, the exciting news is that the future CR-V will likely get an optional third-row. If that happens, we expect it to go shoulder to shoulder with the Mitsubishi Outlander and Volkswagen Tiguan.
2023 Honda CR-V First Look
The spy shots are available, and the new 2023 Honda CR-V looks refreshed. As mentioned, the upcoming SUV is heavily camouflaged, but we managed to see some upgrades. First of all, this model seems larger than before, and it sports cleaner/thinner headlights and a more modern-looking grille design.
The new hexagonal grille pattern looks fantastic, and the manufacturer added a big Honda logo in the center. In general, it dominates on the front, as on the side. We noticed that it rides on new black wheels, giving this SUV a sportier look. From what we are able to see, the new model also features new LED taillights and a lower bumper.
Cabin Is Indeed More Modern
The 2023 Honda CR-V will have a more spartan interior compared to its predecessor. Honda will reportedly use a cleaner dashboard, putting the new infotainment system screen and reducing the number of physical controls.
The company will be likely to add a new 10.2-inch fully digital instrument cluster, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wireless Android Auto as well. We also expect the new Honda Sensing 360 system and various safety and driver-assistive technologies. The company says that it will be the first SUV to apply the latest security and driver-assistive system that should be part of standard equipment in the U.S.
2023 Honda CR-V Powertrain Specs
It isn’t clear what will be under the hood of the upcoming 2023 Honda CR-V. However, there is a huge possibility that the new model will use the current CR-V’s 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 as a base option. This engine makes 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Alongside this engine, we also expect a hybrid setup to be available as well.
The Honda CR-V Hybrid will most likely use some existing powertrains, and the closest is a 2.0-liter inline-4. In both cases, we expect Honda to offer continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive as standard. An all-wheel drive should remain optional. Many rumors indicate that we can also expect electric variants in the future as well.
When Can We Expect the New 2023 Honda CR-V?
Considering that Honda is offering many SUV models, the Honda CR-V is still a top-seller. The current generation was sold in 350,000 copies in the U.S. alone, and even with the Covid-19 restrictions, Honda sold 333,502 examples.
As far as we know, Honda will likely to fully reveal this model in the coming months, while release might happen soon after. The price is not yet available, but it should be very soon.