Could this be the 2023 Honda CR-V?

Could this be the 2023 Honda CR-V?

Updated on May 26 2024

The Honda CR-V is one of the cars that defined the C-segment crossover class. It made its debut in Japan way back in 1995 and landed in the Philippines a few years later. Since then, several competitors came up, but the Honda remains a popular choice in its class.

Honda introduced the fifth-generation CR-V in 2017 and facelifted it in late 2020. That means the current version has been around for about five years, making it prime for a full model change. The all-new model was first spied in Japan about a year ago, but now, there is an interesting development. It seems that Honda has patented the design for the sixth-gen CR-V.

Before you get excited, this may or may not be the final design of the car. Either way, it might be a good indication of what it might look like once Honda reveals it. For now, it's just the photo of the front end, but it's a relatively clear look nonetheless.

By the looks of things, the 2023 CR-V features some design cues from the all-new HR-V. It has slim headlights at the front with a wide grille. The hood appears to be longer than the current model, suggesting that the crossover will be larger than the outgoing generation. Also, the windows appear more upright than before and the sides have a minimalist design. We also have a glimpse of the signature vertical tail lights at the back.

All in all, the design is more evolutionary than revolutionary. Either way, it is unlikely Honda will risk alienating buyers by changing its design dramatically. For now, Honda is quiet about the 2023 CR-V plans and launch dates, but there could be more in store as the year goes on.

With the all-new model coming sooner or later, it's also a good time to buy a used CR-V. With resale values expected to drop, you get to save more on this practical crossover. Whether its a second-hand or repossessed Honda, you are guaranteed savings if you shop with Automart.PH.