Honda is lastly readying an all-new 2023 CR-V. It’s such a definite automobile, and has carried its distinctive design cues that make it a CR-V from one era to the following, to the purpose that we actually don’t have to guess what it’ll appear to be. Nonetheless, Honda has been teasing us with CR-V photographs over the previous few weeks, with photographs not too long ago launched of the entrance fascia and inside. It’s after I noticed the inside, I seen one thing: that is an all-new automobile, however we’ve seen this inside earlier than.
Take a detailed take a look at that sprint and inform me it doesn’t look precisely like the inside of the Civic.
With the CR-V being an all-new automobile, I needed to marvel why Honda didn’t perhaps attempt a bit tougher to create a extra unique-to-its design inside. I imply, if they will carry over one thing just like the CR-V’s signature lengthy tail lights to each era, they might’ve given it a extra CR-V-specific inside proper? Wanting solutions, I reached out to Honda to see what they needed to say about it.
I used to be informed that the inside of the CR-V isn’t based mostly on the Civic or new HR-V however reasonably all three share design options. Honda calls its new inside design language “Simplicity and One thing”, the principle function of which is the mesh, steel accent that runs throughout the sprint on the Civic, CR-V, and HR-V. Some would say that that’s the place the similarity comes from. I’d disagree and say it’s greater than that. Every thing is similar, proper right down to button placement. Quite than say it’s equivalent, Honda says the button placement is “familial” (Honda’s phrases). I imply, certain.
Whereas it’s good to have a way of familiarity between automobiles, seeing as that is an all-new mannequin, they might have tried tougher; it might have been extra distinctive, or as quirky because the CR-V has been. Make no mistake although, none of that is to say that the design is unhealthy. It’s not. I personally suppose these three interiors are among the greatest Honda has ever made. I simply don’t wish to be bought on one thing as being new and distinctive when it seems to be a replica and paste job inside a unique automobile.