The 2018 Honda CR-V, which is going to be the next generation model for the model year 2017, is expected to be more of a revolution than a meager development. A teaser outline published by the Japanese division of Honda suggests that the 2017 model will share more than a transitory similarity with the 2016 model Civic. Notably, the Japanese automaker will ditch the lengthened vertical taillights, found in the earlier model.
The first generation of CR-V, which was launched in 1997, adopted much smaller elements with C-shaped LED additions. Honda has confirmed that the 2018 CR-V will ride on a development of the platform that will underpin the vaunted novel Civic. The base model will be offered with a five-seating passenger cabin, but rumors assert that t automaker would expand the new CR-V lineup with a longer adaptation, with the seating capacity of seven people.
2018 Honda CR-V Facelift, Exterior
For the model year 2018, CRV comes with a slightly bigger body with an extended wheelbase when compared to that of the outgoing model. As a result, the cabin would get more space to incorporate a third seat row to accommodate seven adult passengers in a comfortable way. This is because the new vehicle will be built on a novel platform on which the redesigned Honda Civic has been constructed.
The front fascia comes equipped with an aggressive grille that offers the new vehicle a more athletic and more aggressive front look. It also comes equipped with a lengthy hood and gets a less stance analogous to a minivan. The vehicle also comes equipped with LED headlights in the front. Similar to those of the Acura, the rear part comes with clearly visible signature perpendicular taillights.
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The wheelbase length of the 2018 CR-V will be more than 106.3 inches, which is the wheelbase length of the 2016 Civic that increases the passenger volume. The back part of the A-Pillar gets some additional changes, such that the new vehicle comes with a sportier greenhouse and a more distinct shoulder line. The tailgate of the vehicle comes mounted on a rear spoiler, where a sporty double exhaust system and wraparound rear lights can be seen.
2018 Honda CR-V Interior
Honda remains tight-lipped about the internal design, but it is estimated that due attention will be paid to the convenience and spaciousness to make it a stronger rival to its class competitors, like Chevrolet Equinox, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 Hyundai Tucson.
As the new version of CR-V comes with an extensive wheelbase, its cabin gets extra space and therefore, gets an ample room for including the third seat row. This makes the cabin of the next-gen CR-V provides all its seven occupants with a comfortable sitting space to have a hassle-free ride. The automaker has also paid due attention to offer the required safety to the vehicle and its occupants by equipping the new vehicle with the latest version of safety systems and pioneering safety features. Equipment section inside the cabin has also been updated with the newest version of Honda Link infotainment arrangement by keeping the modern trends in mind.
The new Honda CR-V 2018 will get its required power and torque from a 1-5-liter capacity turbocharged engine, which was used to power the 2016 Honda Civic sedan. This powertrain delivers the essential power of 174 horsepower and the essential torque of 162 lbs-feet. This is less when compared to 185 HP of power and 181 lbs-feet twists provided by the 2.4-liter capacity power plant of the present CR-V.
The power plant will be precisely tuned for further stress on a low-rpm twist. The 2018 Honda CR-V engine will be mated to a six-tempo manual transmission as standard and the continuously variable perfunctory transmission comes as an option. The new CR-V will also be equipped with the front-wheel drive style as standard and the four-wheel drive style as an option.
Base price and the date of release
The 2018 Honda CR-V release date is predictable to be the middle fraction of 2017. Concerning pricing, there will not be many variations between the between the present and novel model CR-V. The novel vehicle will be available at a beginning cost of $24,645 with the front-wheel drive mode and $34,295 with the all-wheel drive mode.
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