The image shows the dashboard, which resembles the one found in the Civic
The 2023 CR-V will be larger than the current model
The official reveal of the new SUV will take place on July 12
This image is the first glimpse at the interior of the next-generation CR-V but contrary to usual practice, it isn’t a zoomed-in photo of small detail, but rather a picture that was taken between the front seats which gives a good look at the entire dashboard.
This is because the CR-V has always been positioned as a companion to the Civic in Honda’s lineup and this seems to have been continued for the new model despite it having grown in size.
Indeed, the new HR-V, which used to be related to the sub-compact Fit, will now be built on the Civic’s platform, which means that the CR-V will also have to be larger than before to keep the size difference between the two SUVs.
According to Honda, this increase in exterior dimensions will translate into additional interior space which will make the new CR-V more comfortable and more practical than the previous model.
Like the Civic, the CR-V will feature a protruding center screen sitting on top of a flat instrument panel that is equipped with a full-length mesh-like pattern that incorporates the air vents for the climate control, which are moved by small joysticks.
Speaking of the climate control, this system seems to use the same button layout with three large rotary knobs underlined by a row of switches.
The digital instrument cluster also looks to be very similar to the one in use in the compact sedan and apart from the difference in height and proportions, the only noticeable change between the CR-V and the Civic is the seat design.
The front seats of the CR-V shown in the picture have rows of horizontal stitching that go stretch the width of the seat, which is a detail not seen on the Civic.
Despite the interior now having been revealed almost in its entirety, the exterior of the next generation of Honda’s best-selling model has yet to be shown fully.