Next gen Honda CR-V to grow in size to distance itself from the new BR-V / HR-V

Next gen Honda CR-V which is due for launch sometime in 2017 will grow in size, reports Autocar UK. Speaking to the publication, Leon Brannan, head of Honda Cars UK, confirmed that the SUV will also become a more premium product.

Next gen Honda CR-V could be 7-seater
2017 Honda CR-V will grown in size and is likely to offer third row of seats.

The move is to create a non-overlapping market space for both HR-V / BR-V and CR-V. The top official also hinted that 2017 CR-V would offer 7-seats and four-wheel drive as standard to take a jab at more upmarket offerings like Land Rover Discovery Sport and Volvo XC60.

Further details about next gen CR-V are sparse as of now. The car is expected to adopt a new design inside out and come equipped with loads of additional equipment. Honda will also bestow the world’s best selling SUV with the latest powertrain lineup at its disposal.

CR-V’s move up the market is to create more room for HR-V / BR-V in the compact crossover segment.

In India, petrol-only Honda CR-V caters to a niche premium segment. While increasing the seating capacity and features would enhance its appeal in the country, it would also push next gen CR-V’s price into luxury compact crossover territory which is currently populated by BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA.

Via – Autocar UK