The last Auto Moto Show in Detroit resolved a few mysteries. Today, we know that the fifth-generation Honda CR-V is coming as the 2017 model, not as the 2018 Honda CR-V. The new-generation CR-V may appear at US dealerships in December but European-spec variation can come for the next model year. We could conclude that there were no shocks in the new CR-V and changes are in accordance with what we expected. Honda applied familiar and tried formula which keeps this model at the top in the compact crossover SUV class. Therefore, do not assume big changes in 2018 CR-V version.
WHAT COULD BE NEW FOR 2018?
For the 2018 model year, Honda could provide more normal gear and usual engineering update. It might also present new package options and special edition model.
2018 HONDA CR-V: DESIGN, STYLING
The new 2018 Honda CR-V may carry on unchanged as regard their exterior design and structure. A new generation of this model rides on the 10th technology Civic platform and features a longer wheelbase and improved rear leg room. Its wheelbase growth from 103.1 inches to 104.7 inches while the new length is 180.6 inches compared to prior 179.4 in. This is not significant modify but this but made this popular crossover even more comfortable. But, the latest CR-V is also more that inch bigger which supports it to accommodate three adults in rear comfortably.
As for the styling, the new-generation is somewhat more dramatic than in the previous version. Honda has included some sharper lines and aspects which give a more intense character to the vehicle. There is also normal LED day running lights which also give it more modern look.
From the profile perspective, it is similar to the last Pilot while its rear features a new identity. The taillights get large position and tailgate features more sculpted sheet-metal.
Inside, CR-V will feature conventional but elegant design. The dash seems elegant and also includes well-arranged controls. The center screen actually manages many of the command actions which lower number of physical controls. The comfort of passengers is also on the high-level thanks to well-designed entrance and rear seats and higher trims may also provide next level of accommodation.
The Honda CRV will soon be well-equipped from its base LX model. Different trims including EX, EX-L, and prime Touring may incrementally add more computer and comfort features.
The base models can come with 17-inch alloys, LED DRLs, energy locks and windows, intelligent temperature get a grip on, four speakers, keyless entry, etc.
The next trim will take 18-inch wheels, hot seats and mirrors, intelligent headlights, rural start, a 12-way energy adjustable driver’s chair, a moonroof, etc. On the tech entrance, it will advance with a 7-inch screen infotainment system and Honda Sensing package will also be available. It will include street departure caution, versatile sail get a grip on, street hold assist, and crisis braking.
Two prime trims may upgrade with leather upholstery, a power tailgate, replaced sound system, distinctive styling and interior inserts, etc.
2018 HONDA CR-V: PERFORMANCE
Powering the 2018 Honda CR-V will soon be two engines. The base model will get energy from the 2.4-liter inline-four engine. It will produce 184 hp and torque of 180 pound-feet.
Accessible may also be a turbocharged inline-4 form the Civic sedan. This engine has the 1.5-liter capacity and is good for 190 hp and torque of 170 pound-feet.
The continuously variable transmission system may course capacity to possibly entrance wheels or all four.
As for the fuel economy, the base engine may reunite around 26 mpg in town and 32 highways with front-wheel drive. With energy on all wheels, the score may be 1 mpg less in each driving mode. On the other give, the turbocharged powertrain may earn 28 mpg in town and 34 mpg in highway ride. With all-wheel travel, it may also be 1 mpg less frugal.
2018 HONDA CR-V: PRICE AND ARRIVAL
The price of the 2018 Honda CR-V will not move far from the current range. It will begin from about $24, 000 and may achieve $34, 000 for the top version. Assume this model in late 2017.