The CR-V has been one of Honda’s most important models for years and as we are talking about one of the most popular SUVs in the world, it’s no wonder that its redesign draws so much attention. The next generation is about to come as the 2023 model, with all kinds of novelties. We are about to see a completely new design and normally, we shouldn’t expect more important things for the 2024 Honda CR-V, which will represent the second production year of the upcoming generation. However, we may be wrong, as the latest rumors suggest that the popular SUV might go all-electric.
At this point, the officials are still quiet on this matter. We know for sure that the new CR-V will come in gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, but full electrification is possible as well. This would probably mean the same powertrain as the upcoming Prologue, though it’s hard to say that anything is for sure at the moment, considering that the officials are still quiet about this.
2024 Honda CR-V Design
With the new EV version or not, the 2024 Honda CR-V will represent the second production year of the new generation. Therefore, we don’t expect to see bigger changes regarding the overall design. The upcoming redesign will bring a lot of novelties, starting from a new platform and increased dimensions. Speaking of the increased dimensions, the new model will feature a notably longer wheelbase, which will allow accommodation of the third row of seats.
Naturally, the upcoming redesign will also bring a completely new design and the 2024 Honda CR-V will continue with the same aesthetics. We are about to see a sleeker design, with a longer hood and more rounded edges. The front end seems to take some inspiration from the Civic but still comes with lots of its own. Most of the design is about classic aesthetical solutions, so we expect that the next generation will age pretty well, just like the outgoing model did.
The same thing is with the interior design, which will also come without more important changes. Still, the problem is that we still don’t know how exactly the new cabin is going to look. We presume that the dashboard will be designed similarly to the new Civic, which means a combination of retro and modern elements, which looks really nice. Of course, the 2024 Honda CR-V will come with a little bit of its own, with a couple of details that will make this dashboard look more rugged and more SUV-ish.
As we’ve just mentioned, the wheelbase will be longer and that will provide more space on the inside. It looks like three rows of seats will be part of the standard equipment, which will make the CR-V the third compact crossover with three rows on the market, along with Mitsubishi Outlander and VW Tiguan. Of course, we also expect to see a bigger cargo area, even though the current one is already among the biggest in the class.
2024 Honda CR-V Could Get All-Electric Powertrain!?
While the 2024 Honda CR-V, which will represent the second production year of the upcoming generation, will mainly be a carryover model, it could come with one significant novelty. There are rumors that suggest a fully-electric powertrain, which would probably use the same or similar system as the upcoming Prologue EV.
Most likely, we would see a dual-motor setup, with one electric motor on each axle. However, we still don’t know the numbers. On the other hand, we know that the CR-V EV would use the battery technology from General Motors, probably a 100-kWh pack that would ensure around 300 miles of range.
2024 Honda CR-V Engine
On the other hand, the rest of the powertrain lineup would come without surprises. Base models will continue to use a familiar 1.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 190 horsepower and comes coupled with a CVT. Also, we count on a hybrid version, with an upgraded variant of the system that powers the outgoing generation, which consists of an Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine and two electric motors.
A plug-in hybrid system is also expected. That version would probably use the same combination of a gasoline engine and two electric motors. However, it would also come with a bigger battery, which would ensure around 30 miles of the all-electric range.
Just like the gasoline version, hybrid models will also come with a CVT gearbox.
2024 Honda CR-V Release Date and Price
The 2024 Honda CR-V will represent the second production year, so we expect to see it sometime late in the next year. On the other hand, the EV model might come a little bit earlier. When it comes to the price, base models should cost around 28.000 dollars.