These are latest spy shots of a prototype for the fifth generation Honda CR-V we found. This will be the fifth generation of the popular compact crossover SUV, and it’s shaping up to be the most radical redesign yet.
The CR-V has sat atop the growing compact-crossover sales heap for the past several years, but its lead is eroding as new competitors arrive with more-advanced technology features and improved driving dynamics. Th|S
The new CR-V looks to be growing substantially in size, which makes sense with the smaller HR-V on the scene. It’s possible the bigger size will enable the vehicle to be fitted with third-row seats to battle a planned three-row Volkswagen Tiguan.
Underpinning the vehicle is believed to be a stretched version of the platform introduced in the 10th-generatino Civic. The platform is lighter and stiffer than anything we’ve seen from Honda in the past and should benefit the CR-V’s dynamic qualities considerably.
2017 Honda CR-V Spy shots
2017 Honda CR-V spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Also borrowed from the Civic will likely be Honda’s new turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder and CVT. In the Civic, the engine delivers 174 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque but we could see a higher output in the CR-V. A naturally-aspirated engine should also be offered.
Drive will once again go to the front wheels only as standard with all-wheel drive available as an option.
2017 Honda Release date & Price
Look for a debut late this year or early next. Prices should start close to the $24,645 sticker of the outgoing model.
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