2018 Honda CR-V Spied for the First Time with Pilot-Inspired Design

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We now have our first look at the 2018 Honda CR-V.

Originally expected to debut as a 2017 model year, it appears that the next-generation CR-V will debut next year before it heads to market as a 2018 model. Given how heavily camouflaged the prototype is, Honda is still in the early stages of testing the new CR-V, but we can see that it will grow slightly in size and will move upmarket. Although it’s difficult to pick out the details on the production-spec body due to the camouflage, we can see that the vertical tail lights are being replaced with rakish, horizontal units while the front end gets sportier headlights. The side profile is also new, with the overall design inspired by the new Honda Pilot.

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The 2018 Honda CR-V will use a version of the same platform underpinning the latest Civic, and the platform will also be upsized to underpin the new Honda Accord. Spy photographers also managed to get photos of the new CR-V’s interior, which shows a different LCD cluster and control interface. The Honda CR-V also gets a proper volume knob, which has been one complaint from new Honda owners with their infotainment systems.

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  • john

    why are they skipping the 2017 year and going for the 2018 model year?

  • Christopher Schaffer

    same reason samsung is “skipping” the note 6 and going straight for “note 7”: just because.

  • Carmaker1

    That is a flagrant lie Jason Siu, as we have seen this testing since the spring. These are NOT the “first” spy shots as you’d have everyone believe…

  • dadoo985

    Pls release end of 2016

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    I really hate what they’ve done to the CR-V and Rav4. They’ve made them large and ugly.

  • QRT

    Finally a volume knob

  • Traitors will be hanged

    I held off buying the 2017 going to wait for the longer and taller CRV 2018 model.