Honda says the CR-V hybrid features a new, sportier powertrain
The images show a part of the front and the rear of the SUV
In addition, to the CR-V, the Prologue and the new Pilot will arrive this year
The images show a more refined style for the front and rear ends. Up front, the headlamps are narrower and more horizontal than the current model’s and the bumper gains a silver rectangular accent on each side.
The appearance of the front fascia looks similar to the renderings of the Prologue electric SUV that have recently been shown.
At the rear, the CR-V keeps its taillamps that come down from the spoiler, alongside the rear glass before sprouting out to form a “shoulder” before curving back in and going towards the middle of the liftgate, very similar to Volvo’s taillamps on wagons. These tailamps are not the same as the ones on the current model however, since they feature two L-shaped sections next to the reverse lights.
The images depict the hybrid version, which is identified by a discreet badge on the liftgate. According to Honda, this version will feature a new powertrain that has been engineered to make it more capable and to provide a sportier driving experience.
Since no technical details have been revealed yet, we can only assume this powertrain will be more powerful than the current version available in the United States, which produces 212 horsepower.
The new generation of the CR-V will be introduced in a few months as part of what Honda calls the “Year of the SUV”. This is because in addition to the automaker’s most popular model, the smaller HR-V and the larger Pilot will both be refreshed by the end of the year and the Prologue, its first electric vehicle in North America, will be introduced shortly.