The photos were sent to HondaPro Jason from a fan. They were taken in Gahanna, Ohio, roughly 40 minutes away from Honda’s Marysville assembly plant where the CR-V is built. The photorapher also reports that a 2016 Civic with manufacturer plates was following the camouflaged SUV.
Last time we saw the CR-V, it wore heavy camo on its nose, hiding its redesign. This new set of photos shows the nose clearly, revealing a look that is borrowed from the small HR-V crossover. Interior cues, such as the infotainment touchscreen and dash layout will also be borrowed from the HR-V.
The new CR-V is also said to be gaining some length to accommodate a seven seat model and it may gain all-wheel drive as standard equipment. Both of these moves will help Honda differentiate its larger crossover from the new small model. High-end luxury models are also expected from the new CR-V.
Engine options are still unknown, though a hybrid option is rumored to join the lineup.
— HondaPro Jason (@hondaprojason) April 18, 2016