The Honda CR-V is due for a next-gen redesign soon and earlier this year we already saw a prototype tested at a facility in Europe. Our colleagues from Kolesa attempting to remove the camouflage wrapper from this prototype to create this unofficial render, giving us a fictitious glimpse of the sixth-generation compact crossover.
While we already tried rendering for the next-gen CR-V in April, KolesaThe version of moves towards an evolutionary approach to design, as opposed to what we imagine to be a revolutionary change.
To begin, KolesaThe CR-V takes the proportions of the current model and slaps the new grille found on the spy prototype. The trapezoidal grille flanked by slim headlights is there, following what you’ll see on the current Honda Passport. The website also imagines a higher threshold line, while the rear appears to be unchanged, although we can agree that Honda is not changing the design of the vertical taillights in the sixth-gen model.
However, we couldn’t help but disagree with the proportions. The mottled prototype has a long hood and overhangs that signal an increase in size, which is not apparent in the render you see here. It is not yet clear whether this increase in size means an additional third row for the American CR-V, but not impossible since it is offered with seven seats in other markets.
It’s worth noting that our and Kolesa versions are fictional, so expect the real thing to be quite different from these unofficial designs. As for the powertrain, information is scarce but electrification in the form of a plug-in hybrid powertrain will come as no surprise.
The next generation Honda CR-V is expected to be unveiled in 2022 for the 2023 model year. Expect more prototype sightings towards the end of the year and early next year, which we should expect. give more details on the new design.