While the Honda CR-V is still one of America’s most popular crossovers, the compact SUV is due for a redesign. The crossover was refreshed for the 2015 model year, but Honda is already working on a much more serious revamp. Our spy photographers captured shots of the 2018 Honda CR-V out for testing.
2018 Honda CR V Spyshot rear
Despite the heavy camouflage, the updated CR-V is visually more striking than the current crossover. In the front, the CR-V is likely to pull influence from the smaller HR-V, with a smoother and more aggressive profile. The HR-V’s influence can especially be seen in the taillights, which now wrap around the edges of the rear window; the headlights appear to have Acura design influence.
2018 Honda CR V Spyshot side 2
There is a strong chance that the Honda crossover could grow in size substantially, with rumors predicting a three-row, seven-seat variant following the debut of the regular two-row, five-seat CR-V. Underneath the new sheetmetal will beat a newly optional turbocharged engine, with potential for a hybrid and even a plug-in hybrid powertrain down the road. The CR-V may switch to the same platform as the new Honda Civic.
The all-new 2018 Honda CR-V is expected to be available mid-2017. Take a look at the prototype version in the photo gallery below.