The fifth generation of the mid-size SUV was first unveiled in October 2016, sporting a fresh look inside and out that continues the evolutionary design trend of the brand.
Honda Australia has confirmed that all models in the range will be powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. It produces 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque and will be paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Like the current model the new CR-V will be available in both front- and all-wheel drive configurations.
It appears that the company could be gearing up to also offer an entry-level 2.0-litre front-wheel drive model with five seats. While the engine offers a larger capacity than the 1.5-litre, it’s naturally aspirated and produces just 113kW of power. It too is mated to a CVT.
According to the registry information, the higher-specification front-wheel drive with 18-inch wheels and the higher-specification all-wheel drive with 18-inch wheels will come with a panoramic glass roof as an option and as standard respectively.