Official images of the next generation Honda CR-V have been released in Japan. The teaser images reveal changes in the exterior design, similar to the spy photos of test mules reported by CarToq, a couple of months ago. We expect the new Honda CR-V to hit Indian shores in mid 2012.

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Photo: The 2012 Honda Cr-v is longer and more contemporary in terms of design

Exterior changes: The next generation Honda CR-V gets an all new front with bold radiator grille featuring three horizontal chrome slats with a sculpted large Honda logo at the centre. The upswept head lamps give a sporty look to the new CR-V. The rear styling and tail lamps of the upcoming CR-V resemble that of the Volvo XC60.

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Photo: the 2012 Honda Cr-v gets mean looking swept back headlamps

Interior changes: We expect the upcoming CR-V to have a third row seat making it a proper 7-seater soft roader though there no spy shots or official images proving the inclusion of a third row of seats. Honda may also introduce more convenience features in the new version.

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The Cr-v will sit on a a new set of chunky alloy wheels

Engine changes: Honda may launch the new CR-V with a diesel engine. Honda has a 2.2 litre i-DTEC diesel motor that powers the Europe-specific Honda Accord. If this engine comes in the India-bound CR-V, the Toyota Fortuner and the likes will likely be in trouble.

Price changes: There are speculations that Honda may assemble the CR-V by importing parts from Japan via CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route. If this happens, the CR-V could be priced 20-30% lower than the current price (which is Rs 22.6 lakh – Rs 24.8 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi).  However, there has been no confirmation of this so far.


  1. its price its asking for is too much of a premium its not even a proper offroader…rather opt for a proper SUV….and the XUV sales will keep zooming as there’s no potential competition in that price range.

  2. If “current price 22.6 – 24.8 lakh” and “the CR-V could be priced 20-30% lower than the current price” statements are true then how can u say that “the price range of the upcoming CR-V could be between Rs. 22 lakh to Rs. 26 lakh”!

  3. there’s no need to put a diesel engine bcs if it got a diesel engine… I ll gona common amngst the peeps… Its unique.. Hats off to japanees…

  4. its gr8 to hear that Honda finaly may bring Diesel engines in India may be 1st in Crv but I think Honda sld give an option of diesel eng in all there cars right from Brio, city, jazz, civic, accord and improve the sales of there cars.petrol is so expensive dat mazz auto manufacturers r giving more disk on petrol vehciles to make the sale of the vehciels more.but on diesel cars zero disk is

  5. finally a diesel engine.
    goooo honda
    oh but wait!
    way overpriced
    anywhere close to 20 lakhs it will kill the competition.

  6. Now thts a time to launch diesel car for honda other wise honda ‘ll out frm india market…WHT DO U SAY FREINDS…

  7. exteriar has been improved than the earlier one and rare view is quite like volvo xc 60 that’s really good.

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