Honda is working on a new generation of CR-V, which could have its global premiere by the end of this year. However, it is too soon to confirm if the new 6th-gen CR-V will make a comeback in the Indian market or not.
Honda India pulled the plug on the CR-V a few years ago; however, globally, the CR-V is quite a successful crossover; and it is about time that the Japanese carmaker brings in a new generation of the CR-V, as the outgoing model made its debut back in 2017.
That being said, Honda is working on an all-new CR-V, and this has been confirmed by a leaked patent design. The new CR-V will mostly break cover by 2023 in the international market. It is too soon to confirm if Honda India will launch the new generation of the Honda CR-V or not; but if so, the new CR-V will have to face a new set of rivals, namely, the Citroen C5 Aircross, updated Jeep Compass, upcoming Hyundai Tucson, Mahindra XUV700, and 2022 Skoda Kodiaq.
The new Honda CR-V will be based on a new platform. The engines are expected to be downsized, but the power output is likely to go up. The CR-V will retain the all-wheel-drive system, but the AWD system will be calibrated for improved driveability and not off-roading.
The interior bits are likely to be revamped as well to complement the bolder exterior styling of the new crossover-SUV. The feature list is likely to be longer, and Honda may offer ADAS with the new CR-V. An official unveiling could take place by the end of 2022, and we may have to wait until then for Honda India to reveal its plans regarding the new CR-V.