Honda’s head of cars in the UK, Leo Brannan reportedly published preliminary information about the next generation of Honda CR-V. He claims that the next generations of Honda CR-V model due 2017 will be larger and have a more premium feel than the 2016 HR-V. The Japanese automaker intends to have a competitive advantage over its primary rivals Volvo XC60 and Land rover Range Rover sport hence they have decided to have the new 2017 Honda CR-V to be released as a seven seater, bigger than the previous version, and similarly it is going to spot more sophisticated features than the HV-R.
2017 Honda CR-V: Engine Specs
In Europe, there are chances the engine of the Honda CR-V will mirror that that of the HR-V meaning 118 hp 1.6-liter diesel or a 128hp 1.5- liter petrol. The US version will have 1.8 liter four cylinders with 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of twist. There are also high chances that Honda will fit a variation of the larger 2.2 liter diesel from somewhere else in its range.
2017 Honda CR-V: Exterior and Interior Design
So far, there is no particular word on how this new version is going to look like but chances are the 2017 Honda CR-V will borrow a lot from the HR-V including the car’s infotainment system and the dash layout. The Japanese automaker has decided that the 2017 Honda CR-V will be more comfortable compared to the Honda HV-R and with better upholstery. Brannan further explained that the CV-R is going to be four wheel drive and he expressed his doubts whether the HR-V in the UK will ever become four-wheel drive. This decision was mainly made in order for it to appeal more to buyers who are interested in having a trouble free performance throughout the year.
2017 Honda CR-V: Release Date and Price
So far, there has been no confirmation on the release date for the 2017 Honda CR-V but we foresee it is going to cost more than the outgoing model thanks to the improved features. On average, we can estimate that it is going to cost $ 30 000 to $ 45 000 for top spec variation. However, we are certain that it is going to be released in the year 2017. Nevertheless, Honda is yet to make any confirmations. On the other hand, the HR-V which was launched in February this year is already the brand’s top sale with over 5200 sales to date. About the place of constructing, Canada has been touted as the possible site for construction considering the models popularity in North America. However, the previous models were constructed at Honda’s plant in Swindon.