What Can We Expect From the Honda CR-V Redesign?

May 24th, 2016 by

2016 Honda CR-VA Honda CR-V redesign is likely coming in a few years, and some photos of a potential prototype have recently surfaced to give us an ideal of what to expect. An alleged prototype has been spotted with heavy camouflage, but even that short glimpse has let us glean some details.

Style

It’s tough to tell how the CR-V will look when all we’ve seen is the heavily-camouflaged prototype, but a number of evolutionary shifts seem to have occurred. Taillights wrap from the tailgate around the side and up the side of the glass; they also stick out from the body of the vehicle.

Images suggest that the next-generation CR-V’s appearance will be rugged and more chiseled than the outgoing model, but with a sharper edge that is slightly reminiscent of the redesigned 2016 Civic.

Size

The CR-V is one of the most trusted crossovers among Billings and Lockwood families, and that’s largely down to its spacious interior and versatile nature. Honda seems to have followed those benefits to the obvious conclusion. Though concealed, the next-generation CR-V is likely to be noticeably larger than the current model.

This would provide growing families with more of the passenger and cargo room that they crave, and could also reposition the CR-V as a model to rival full-sized SUVs. We’ve even heard rumblings of an available 3-row variant.

Powertrain

The 2016 Honda CR-V offers one of the most sophisticated powertrains available. Its 2.4L four-cylinder commands up to 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, all while Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and FWD help it achieve up to 26 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway.* AWD is also available.

That powertrain is expected to stay, but we might also see an optional turbocharged four-cylinder.

The Honda CR-V Redesign is Eagerly Awaited

The next-generation CR-V could be revealed within the next couple years, but Honda has yet to provide a firm release date or even any official news concerning the vehicle itself. In the meantime, Billings and Lockwood drivers will always be able to get the latest news and information when they visit Underriner Honda.

* 26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.