The current model is on sale for a while now and it seems that the new model is in the works – this new model should go on sale by the end of 2016 and it will be known as 2017 Honda CR-V. One of the best-selling models from the current Honda line up is the Honda CR-V and there is a good reason for that – the Japanese manufacturer has decided to keep the price down and it has the best fuel-efficiency in its class – all with a beautiful design of the exterior and the interior.
First reports about the upcoming 2017 Honda CR-V suggested that the Japanese manufacturer plans to use a completely new design, but the new spy shots of this model show a SUV similar in size and shape like the one currently on sale, so it is safe to say that the new CR-V will use the known design.
However, the vehicle on the spy shots has front and back covered, which is basically where all changes are going to happen. When it comes to the design of the front, the new 2017 Honda CR-V will have a design inspired by the front of the new Honda Civic Type R – which means it will have a smaller front grille with black mesh background and chrome details, low and wide headlights that will come with integrated LED daytime running lights and a sharp front bumper.
The front should be much more aggressive than the front of the current model. The back of the car should keep the large vertical taillights, but it is expected that the new 2017 Honda CR-V will have taillights with LED elements and a slightly different layout. Furthermore, reports claim that the Japanese manufacturer will offer the new CR-V with new color options and with newly designed alloy wheels.
The spy shots don’t show the interior of the new 2017 Honda CR-V, however, it appears that the Japanese manufacturer plans to use the same interior as the one in current model. Good news is that the new CR-V will still be offered with seven seats. The cabin should be slightly altered, so there is more room for all passengers, especially those in the back. Furthermore, the Japanese manufacturer plans to offer more features as part of the standard equipment – like 7-inch touch screen, rear view camera, leather multi-functional steering wheel and triple-zone automatic climate control.
2017 Honda CR-V – Powertrain
The 2017 Honda CR-V will have the same engine as the one in the current model. The base version will get the 2.4l naturally aspirated 4-cylinder that produces 185 horsepower. On the other hand, some reports that were published online suggest that the new 2017 Honda CR-V might get the same 2.0l 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that is used in the current Honda Civic Type R. This engine produces around 300 horsepower.
2017 Honda CR-V – Price & Release date
The base version of the 2017 Honda CR-V should start at around $25,000.
The 2017 Honda CR-V will most probably go on sale in summer of 2016.
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