The current Honda CR-V has been produced since 2016, and this year the crossover may finally change a generation. Camouflaged prototypes of the “sixth” CR-V has repeatedly been noticed on the roads. In winter the first patent image “leaked” into the network, and now it is possible to consider it on photos: they are published by the AutoHome portal with reference to the database of the Chinese Ministry of Industry. Judging by the certification documents, CR-V will grow in size and get a single engine – the already familiar turbocharged 1.5.
Honda CR-V of the sixth generation was designed with a glance at other novelties of the brand. Especially close similarity with the HR-V, in which the model resembles narrowed optics, the form of the grille, which in the CR-V received a pattern in the form of a bee honeycomb, as well as housings for external rear-view mirrors.
The document published by the Ministry also specifies the dimensions of the “sixth” CR-V. They have increased noticeably: the length of the crossover has grown by 82 millimeters to 4703 millimeters, which is 103 millimeters more than the Toyota RAV4. In width, the model has added 11 millimeters to 1866 millimeters, in height – only one millimeter to 1680 millimeters, and the distance between axles became 40 millimeters more and is 2701 millimeters. For comparison, the same RAV4 has 11 millimeters less wheelbase.
The increased size will allow for an additional charge to equip the Chinese CR-V with the third row of seats, which the crossover of the fifth generation in the PRC did not have.
But the engine range has not changed: novelty will be offered with the same four-cylinder turbocharged 1.5-liter engine developing 193 horsepower. As for the premiere date, it has not yet been marked. The model, which has been in production for seven years, is expected to change generation by the end of 2022.