Next-gen Honda CR-V snapped with long wheelbase and 7 seats – Report

Anjan

Anjan Ravi, I'm a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

Will get a 4WD system as standard.

Honda has started tests of the next generation CR-V in North America. Seen here is a prototype which wears the bodyshell of the current generation model, but the longer wheelbase is an obvious giveaway.

2017 Honda CR-V with 7 seats spied
The 7-seat configuration will be part of the standard offering.

In July this year, Honda UK’s, chief Leon Brannan confirmed to Autocar UK that the next generation CR-V will be larger in size, and that it can be expected in 2017. The official also hinted that the fifth generation of the popular nameplate would get 7 seats and a 4WD system as standard.

Not much is known about the 2017 Honda CR-V’s platform, however, the Autocar UK report stated that engine options would be carried over from the current generation model. The current CR-V is available in Europe with the four-cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine and the 1.6-liter four-cylinder i-DTEC diesel engine. Additionally, Honda could also offer one of its VTEC Turbo engines on the SUV.

Honda CR-V (facelift) dashboard at the 2015 Bangkok Motor Show
The 2017 CR-V could also receive one of the VTEC Turbo engines, possibly the 1.5-liter unit found on the 2016 Civic.

The 7-seat Honda CR-V, according to the report, would rival the likes of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, which too gets the flexible option of 5+2 seating.

Also read: Honda Jazz CVT – First Drive Review

For the Indian market, Honda Cars India continues to sell the pre-facelift version of the CR-V, with choices of a 2.0- or 2.4-liter i-VTEC petrol engine matched to manual and automatic transmissions. The next generation 7-seater version would certainly increase the SUV’s competitiveness, as its rivals (Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Ford Endeavour) offer the convenience of seven seats.

2015 Honda CR-V (facelift) – Image Gallery

[Source – AutocarUK and Autonews]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Honda CR-V News & Updates

India-bound 2017 Honda CR-V 7-seater front at the BIMS 2017

New Honda CR-V with 1.6 i-DTEC diesel to launch in India in 2018 – Report

2017 Honda CR-V rear at Auto Shanghai 2017

Japan may get Honda CR-V Hybrid variant – Report

2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2015 Honda CR-V front three quarters left side

India-bound 2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2015 Honda CR-V – Old vs. New in 5 Live images

2017 Honda CR-V front three quarters

2017 Honda CR-V Hybrid to go on sale on 9 July – China

Saudi Arabian-spec 2017 Honda CR-V front three quarters right side

India-bound 2017 Honda CR-V launched in Saudi Arabia

2017 Honda CR-V front three quarter spied in Malaysia

After Thailand & Indonesia, 2017 Honda CR-V prepares to enter Malaysia