Honda’s current-generation CR-V crossover was
all-new for the 2012 model year
and soon it will receive its mid-cycle update, which we’re expecting to be introduced this fall, for the 2015 model year. Today we have our first spy shots of a prototype for the updated CR-V, which looks to be receiving some significant changes to its front-end styling in addition to a few tweaks at the rear.
Look for a design similar to that of the smaller HR-V
, which is also set to be introduced for the 2015 model year. The wheel pattern is also new, and it looks like larger 17-inch wheels are being used instead of the usual 16-inch set found on the CR-V.
For the interior, expect a number of updates mostly aimed at improving the quality but also to add more connectivity options. For example, we should see the 2015 CR-V adopt the HondaLink app feature
Currently, the CR-V is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine good for 189 horsepower. We hear that the 2015 model will continue with a 2.4-liter engine, but the more refined unit found in the Accord sedan. Thanks to direct-injection technology, output for the 2015 CR-V should be higher than that of the current model. We may also see a CVT replace the current model’s five-speed auto.
Stay tuned for updates as development continues.
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