New Honda CR-V hybrid spotted: price, specs and release date
March 24, 2022 by
The new Honda CR-V has been spotted out on the road before it goes on sale soon. Check out this all-new hybrid family car here…
- New Honda CR-V spotted
- Expected to be hybrid-only
- Bolder front fascia design
- All-new interior
- More spacious than the current car
- Seven-seat model likely
- Anticipated launch in late 2022
- On sale in 2023
- Prices likely from around £33,000
A brand-new Honda CR-V is on the way, and these new photos give you your best look yet at the upcoming family SUV.
2022 Honda CR-V design
Judging from this latest set of spy pictures, the next-generation CR-V will look very different from today’s model.
The outgoing CR-V looks quite fussy – especially from the front – but the new car here looks to take inspiration from the brand-new Honda HR-V and Civic.
Both these models have a more minimalist design with a fuss-free front bumper and neat, thin headlights.
The new Honda CR-V certainly looks boxier than those two cars from the rear, however.
Its roof is flatter and the rear bootlid is more upright with a prominent spoiler sticking out at the top.
There’s a chance the new car will come with similar L-shaped brake lights as the outgoing CR-V, stretching around each lower corner of the rear windscreen and up towards the roof.
New Honda CR-V engines
Honda has confirmed the new CR-V will come with hybrid and plug-in hybrid options, although hasn’t said exactly what form they’ll take.
There’s a chance one model will come with the same hybrid engine setup from the forthcoming Honda Civic.
This uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a pair of electric motors to deliver 184hp. In the Civic hatchback, this engine will return a claimed 56mpg. You can expect this figure to take a slight hit in the larger CR-V, however.
The plug-in hybrid model is expected to pack a stronger punch thanks to a more powerful electric motor and larger battery.
All new Honda CR-Vs are expected to come with a CVT automatic gearbox as standard.
New Honda CR-V interior
Wondering what the new CR-V’s cabin will look like? Check out the new Honda HR-V’s interior, above. The raised touchscreen, simple dashboard design and minimalist physical buttons are all expected to inspire the new CR-V.
Because the Honda CR-V looks like it’ll be a bit bigger than the car it replaces, its interior should also be a fair bit roomier this time around. There should be plenty of space for passengers in the front and back seats and probably an increase in the already-generous boot space.
You can’t get today’s CR-V as a hybrid with seven seats, but that looks set to change with the new model.
New Honda CR-V price and release date
Honda has confirmed it’ll launch the new hybrid and plug-in hybrid CR-V before the end of 2023. Prices will likely rise by a few thousand pounds over the outgoing car, so expect entry-level Honda CR-Vs to set you back around £33,000.
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