Just over a week ago, the 2017 Honda CR-V was officially launched. The Japanese automaker is certainly not wasting any time as the 2018 model has been seen doing road tests shortly after releasing the 2017 CR-V to the auto market. Here's what appears to be coming in the next model of the Honda CR-V.
Exterior And Interior Update
According to report, the 2018 Honda CR-V has a bigger grille along with new tail and head lights as spy shots suggest. There is also a possibility that its 103.1-inch wheelbase will get bigger but that's all the information available at this point in the exterior aspect. One of the main issues consumers have against the CR-V is the volume knob and the report states that this will be properly addressed in the next model. In addition, the 2018 Honda CR-V will also make use of a few designs from the HR-V as reported.
The 2018 Honda CR-V will likely make use of the new 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged 174 horsepower from the Civic as its standard engine. Accordingly, the current 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque will still be available. A 2.0-liter engine capable of delivering 270 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque has also been reportedly being anticipated in the 2018 Honda CR-V. The drivetrain will remain as a standard front wheel drive (FWD) and optional all-wheel drive (AWD) that will be delivered by a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) as reported.
Price And Arrival
Reports state that the 2018 Honda CR-V is set to arrive sometime this year. No exact date has been given but announcements should be made as the official launch date draws closer. In terms of price, it was reported that just like there was an increase in the current model from the previous, it should expected that the next model will also have some price bumps.