2017 Honda CR-V Release Date
The next generation of the successful Honda CR-V SUV is set to arrive for the 2017 model year. The 2017 Honda CR-V will come as a completely redesigned model. Among other significant improvements, it is expected to offer a more spacious cabin capable of carrying up to seven passengers. This will come as a result of the company’s attempt to make the CR-V SUV and the new HR-V SUV more distinguishable. Honda will make a huge change by adding the third row seats to the CR-V. According to official statements, the 2017 Honda CR-V will be built at the Canadian facility from where it will be exported to other world markets.
The current version of the CR-V SUV was first revealed at the 2014 Paris motor show. Apart from receiving a facelift, the model gained a nine-speed automatic transmission as well. Also, the new 1.6-liter diesel engine making 160 horsepower replaced the old 2.2-liter i-Vtec diesel unit. As expected, the powerplant combined with the new gearbox boosted the CR-V’s fuel efficiency. It is viewed by many that the new engine brought a perfect balance between the power output and fuel economy figures. Some even claim it is currently the class-leading when it comes to that issue.
2017 Honda CR-V – Redesign
The current model’s facelift is expected to fill the gap until the wholly redesigned model arrives as the 2017 Honda CR-V SUV. Apart from becoming a seven-seater, the popular SUV will receive an improved exterior styling. We expect the 2017 CR-V to come as a modernized and visually more attractive model than its predecessor. It will be fitted with the latest technology and all sorts of innovations. Most of its interior components will be borrowed from the new HR-V crossover. Some of the most prominent features taken from the HR-V will be the dashboard configuration and the new infotainment system equipped with a touchscreen.
The fact that the upcoming CR-V will grow in size to become a seven-seater, will definitely change its current position in the segment. The 2017 Honda CR-V is about to face some new competitors, as opposed to the the outgoing model. Its greatest rivals will be the 2017 Volvo XC60 and the latest Land Rover Discovery Sport.
In addition to those visible changes, the 2017 CR-V will differ from its predecessor mechanically as well. It will be offered with all-wheel drive as standard, while its engine range is likely to be expanded. The most likely candidate under its hood will be the aforementioned 1.6-liter diesel engine. Also, we expect it to be joined by a 1.5-liter gasoline unit that generates 128 horsepower, as well as some other powerplants. The gasoline versions will be paired with a nine-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT).
There is still plenty of time until the 2017 Honda CR-V makes its debut, which makes enough room for further enhancements. We’re eagerly anticipating official information on the upcoming generation of this great SUV.