A redesigned version of Honda's top-selling CR-V crossover is coming soon. It's due on sale later this year as a 2023 model, and Honda on Tuesday released the first official photos, albeit teasers only for now.
Honda plans to reveal more details on the 2023 CR-V this summer but has confirmed that a more advanced hybrid powertrain will feature, one capable of delivering a “sportier” driving experience. The current Civic's hybrid powertrain combines a 2.0-liter inline-4 with a pair of electric motors for a total output of 212 hp. It also features standard all-wheel drive.
Photos of the 2023 CR-V for the Chinese market surfaced earlier in May. Some specs that surfaced alongside those photos point to the new CR-V being bigger than the model it replaces, measuring in at 185.1 inches in length versus the current model's 182.1 inches. This is key as CR-Vs are offered with the option of third-row seats in some markets.
Teaser for 2023 Honda CR-V
Even though there's a lot of competition in the small crossover space, including from the luxury marques, the CR-V is still a top-seller. The current model has averaged over 350,000 annual sales in the U.S. alone since arriving for 2017, and even with production disruptions and Covid restrictions last year a total 361,271 examples were sold.
Stay tuned for the reveal of the 2023 CR-V. Also arriving for 2023 will be redesigned versions of Honda's HR-V and Pilot crossovers. We've already seen teasers for the 2023 HR-V and prototypes for the 2023 Pilot.