You can say that the Honda CR-V is a Japanese crossover, but the main market for it is the USA. That is why the debut of the new generation of the car took place there. And what did it bring?
As it usually happens with a change of generation, the new car has become larger than its predecessor. The Honda CR-V crossover now has a 4.69-meter body and a 2.7-meter wheelbase. At the same time, the body not only increased in size but also increased the rigidity of the structure (+15%), which promises improved driving and safety. It is worth noting the changed proportions: the front roof rack has been moved, the hood is additionally emphasized, and in general, the car has become more “manly”.
The technical part of the Honda CR-V has not changed significantly. The main engine is a 1.5-liter 193-horsepower gasoline “turbo” that works in tandem with a CVT variator. An alternative is the hybrid version, created on the basis of a 2-liter atmospheric engine and electric motors – its total power is 207 hp. (a little less than the predecessor), but the torque reaches 335 Nm (more than the predecessor). Front or four-wheel drive versions are offered.
The interior of the new generation Honda CR-V model resembles the interior of the Honda Civic: horizontal lines, a digital instrument panel, a 9-inch display of the multimedia system. Developers promise an increase in space for the knees of rear passengers, seats with leather trim and contrasting stitching, a complex of Honda Sensing security systems, etc.
Currently, it is known not only about the debut, but also about the planned start of sales of the Honda CR-V by the end of summer but all this concerns the USA. Although later this car will become “global”, that is, it will be sold in different countries.