2023 Honda CR-V: first official teasers…
Today, Honda released 3 teaser photos of the next-generation CR-V for 2023.
(Looking almost exactly like the Chinese model we just saw)
And not saying much:
“Rugged and sophisticated design. Increased versatility. A more advanced hybrid system for a sportier driving experience and more capability. The next generation of Honda’s most popular SUV is on its way. More information on the all-new 2023 CR-V will drop this summer as Honda continues its “Year of the SUV”.”
All this PR talk basically tells us it will be a bit larger and more powerful. With a revised hybrid powertrain.
I also notice the photos are all of the Hybrid version. Honda has mentioned a few days ago that a “new Accord Hybrid” was also on its way. Strange they didn’t just mention “the 2023 Accord”.
This would make us think the new 2023 Accord could be a Hybrid model only in the US.
With these new teasers, I also wonder if this new CR-V could also be a hybrid-only model.
As far as the Accord is concerned, I think it would be a really good move to make it hybrid only. Since sales are slowing down. Anything to make it stand out would be welcome.
The regular models of the CR-V are very popular. But the Hybrid option is around $1200 more on the Accord and CR-V.
Maybe they found a way to reduce the cost of the hybrid and make it standard on both?