Honda is actively working on giving the CR-V a mid-cycle facelift. The company has been testing the car in California, USA and it was recently spotted with changes to the front and rear profile. Now, more detailed images of the interiors have also surfaced.
It is known that the 2015 CR-V gets cosmetic updates for the exteriors and slightly tweaked interiors. The spy picture of the dashboard reveals how similar it is to the previous model. The only addition is the shiny bits to the AC vents.
Coming back to the exteriors, though the sides remain unchanged, one will find changes to the front and rear bumpers, a smaller grille and narrow headlights. The front will come with a less bulky frame, while the rear will also sport some significant changes.
The CR-V is sold in some markets with an option of two diesel engines a 1.6-litre and a 2.2-litre. The European CR-V will get a 1.6-litre i-DTEC rated at 118bhp and 300Nm, a 2.2-litre i-DTEC with 148bhp and 349Nm and a 2.0-litre i-VTEC rated at 148bhp and 192Nm. It will be available in FWD and AWD layouts depending on the choice of engine. India currently has the CR-V powered with 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre petrol engines.
We will get to see Honda’s SUV only after its international launch. This is too soon for the Indian markets as only last year in February did Honda bring the current generation CR-V priced between Rs 22 lakh- Rs 25-lakh. They also decided to assemble the car locally at Honda's Noida plant partly because they wanted to benefit from the government’s concessions and also because they needed to take the fight back to Mitsubishi Outlander, GM Captiva, Hyundai Santa Fe, Renault Koleos and Toyota Fortuner.