2016 Honda CR-V Crossover Redesign, Spy Shots and Review

The 2016 Honda CR-V has been spied while undergoing tests in Europe. Wearing heavy camouflage, the test mule showed that Honda will apply some minor changes to the current CR-V. Changes are done in several areas including the grille, headlights and bumper, updates will be available for its cabin too. As one of the best-selling car in Honda’s crossover lineup, the CR-V has been there for too long without any changes, this minor updates should help attract new buyers.

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Exterior

As seen from the spy pictures, the updated CR-V’s will see styling changes such as a new twin port front grille with honeycomb mesh background and prominent twin slats, possibly finished in chrome. The headlamps are redesigned to go along with the new grille while the re-profiled bumper houses new fog lamps and a more prominent air-dam. At the rear end, expect re-profiled tail-lamps and bumper. A badge-carrying chrome insert is expected to find its place just below the windshield.

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Interior

Luxurious and elegant interior design is waiting in the cabin. Many new features for comfortable ride, including latest hi-tech features and systems will be installed. The 2016 Honda CRV redesign adds more space inside, both for passengers and cargo. Joy of the ride is also boosted with soft and finest materials used for upholstery.

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Powertrain

Powertrain segment will be the same as for the current model. This line-up of engines consists of two petrols and one diesel. Basic model will run 2.0L petrol engine with maximum output of 155 hp. Slightly more power provides 2.4L Honda i-VTEC engine – 185 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Regard to the diesel unit, 2.2L turbo will be capable to produce up to 147 hp and maximum of 258 lb-ft of torque. All engine types will be paired to the same automatic gearbox with five speeds.

EPA rates will be the same, as for the current model. Average fuel consumption for model with basic engine was rated with 30.2 mpg. The second one petrol engine characterizes 23/31 mpg (consumes 10/7.6 liters per 100 kilometers) in the city/highway driving. 2016 Honda CR-V with diesel engine can exceed 33.6 mpg (7 l/100 km) in combined driving.

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Release Date and Price

The 2016 Honda CR-V will be introduced sometime in 2015 as 2016 model year. the Honda CR-v is offered in three different trims, LX, EX and EX-L. Pricing will start from $24,500 for base model and will go up until around $31,500 for the range topper. That’s all we know for now, you can come back here to look for future updates.

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