The mid life upgrade for the CR-V has been spotted testing before its launch in a couple of months from now. The 2015 Honda CR-V has changes on the front fascia and a few at the rear.
The 2015 Honda CR-V has a front grille with one horizontal slat less than the present models three. It has a mesh grille behind the slats which will be covered in chrome. The headlamps get HID treatment but it may well be only for the top-of-the-range model. The headlamp design has slimmed down a bit as the large halogens have been removed. The fog lamps are now rectangular and feature a splash of chrome and fit snugly in the slightly redesigned bumper.
At the back, the tail lamps get a minor change along with the bumper, which will have more of body color and less of the black cladding in the present CR-V. The changes do not continue to the side profile, which will remain the same as the one we see on road today. The wheels look to be 17-inches and not the 16-inches available on the CR-V now, and are very futuristic looking.
On the inside the major upgrade will be the integration of Honda’s new HondaLink system. HondaLink was first offered with the new Civic and the Fit. Reports also suggest the car will be compatible to Apple’s CarPlay system.
The present CR-V has a 2.4 litre 4-cylinder engine which makes 184 hp but we expect the 2015 Honda CR-V to get a marginal power increase to 189 hp. The 5-speed auto `box will be replaced by a CVT, similar to the one in the Accord. Honda is also working on a Hybrid CR-V, but that will be available only when the car gets a complete makeover.
Stay tuned to AutoColumn for updates on the 2015 Honda CR-V.