Sixth-generation Honda CR-V previewed in a leaked patent image
Japanese automaker Honda will unveil its sixth-generation CR-V SUV in the global markets in the near future. In the latest development, the design of the vehicle has been revealed via a leaked patent image. The picture suggests that the four-wheeler will have a hexagonal grille, five-spoke alloy wheels, narrow headlights, and plastic cladding over the door sills, among other highlights.
Why does this story matter?
The fifth-generation Honda CR-V was introduced in the global markets in 2016 and it received a mid-life makeover in 2019. The car's upcoming version will offer better looks and should rack up decent sales internationally. The four-wheeler is unlikely to debut in India. If it does arrive here, the competition in the SUV segment will be raised to a great extent.
The car will have a honeycomb mesh-patterned grille
The upcoming Honda CR-V will have a boxy silhouette, featuring a hexagonal grille with a honeycomb mesh pattern, narrow headlamps connected by a thin chrome strip, and a front bumper with a wide air vent. It will be flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and five-spoke alloy wheels. A shark-fin antenna and high-mounted taillamps will grace the rear end of the four-wheeler.
Multiple powertrain options might be offered
The new-generation Honda CR-V might be offered with three engine choices: a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine; a 212hp, 2.0-liter, petrol-hybrid powertrain with two electric motors; and a 1.5-liter petrol mill with the brand's e:HEV mild-hybrid technology.
The SUV will get a head-up display and rear-view camera
The new Honda CR-V is tipped to have an upscale cabin, featuring a head-up display, auto climate control, parking sensors, key-less entry, and a multifunctional steering wheel. It will house a digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment console with support for the latest connectivity options. Multiple airbags, crash sensors, a rear-view camera, ABS, and EBD should ensure the safety of the passengers.
How much will it cost?
The pricing and availability details of the sixth-generation Honda CR-V will be disclosed at the time of its launch. However, it is likely to carry a premium over the outgoing model, which starts at $26,400 (around Rs. 20 lakh) in the US.