We've already gotten a fairly clear look at the next-generation Honda CR-V thanks to a few leaked patent drawings and the unveiling of the CR-V Concept, but our friendly neighborhood spy photographer managed to snap a few photos of the real deal out and about in the South of France for a little testing. We can clearly see the more stylized nose, complete with its swept front fascia and broad three-bar grille. While the extensive cladding does a smart job of hiding the D-pillar from prying eyes, it's easy to imagine the redesigned look of the roof structure from the patent sketches.

Don't expect to see much in the way of revolutionary engine options when the production model gets a full-unveil at the LA Auto Show. The same 2.4-liter four-cylinder is said to stick around for next year, mated to a new six-speed automatic gearbox.


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      Brendan Ryan-Ramos
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks Like a Pontiac Aztek from Behind
      Oceanblue78
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a grosstour in the front. Looks and sounds uninspiring. No thanks as usual from Honda.
      Smooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hond ain't playing this go round. They are listening it seems. This looks like the concept. As a Honda fan, you don't know how happy I am that they DO seem to be listening to our complaints and suggestions, slowly but surely. This is giving me hope for the stuff coming after this, ie. Accord, RSX, etc.
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Smooth
        This car gives you hope ? yikes. . . That sad to say the least.
      Michael Adams
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am just excited beyond words to see that Honda is introducing another great new mini-CUV or crossover. The CRV has always been the most exciting of this crowded segment and Honda keeps raising the bar and the other brands have to work hard to catch up. The new styling and exciting new features just make me practically salivate with excitement…..sigh…..
        Rob
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Michael Adams
        Hope you have a fresh pair of panties in case you have an accident trying to contain your excitement
        Oceanblue78
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Michael Adams
        The most exciting?! Lol thanks I needed a laugh today!
      NipponEngine
      • 3 Years Ago
      soooo tired of hearing about this
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Ed
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it me, or is each incarnation of each SUV looking more "utility" than "sport"? Dare I say it? They're all turning into minivans...
      AngeloD
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have two relatives who passed on buying a CR-V mainly because of the odd styling. They bought Toyota RAV4s instead. Can't blame them. Honda has clearly lost their way. I predict this latest oddity from Honda will not sell well against the Toyota RAV4, the upcoming Ford Esacpe, or the KIA Sorento.
        FoxyLove
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AngeloD
        How about the Nissan Juke? Even though it's in a smaller class, I'd say it has the BEST styling of recent....
      EChid
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear Honda: This design is good, I like it, its unique. Please please please please don't underwheel it like you tend to so often. EChid
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      too bad about the styling, another wasted opportunity Honda
      lowellssutton
      • 3 Years Ago
      who cares...it's just another honda appliance
        EChid
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lowellssutton
        We care because they sell ridiculously well. Which means we aren't going to be looking at that $100k coupe for the next 20 years, we will be looking at these.
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