44th Bangkok International Motor Show will see the regional debut of all-new Honda CR-V
After making its world debut in the US last year, the sixth-generation Honda CR-V is all set to arrive in Southeast Asia. But in order for the all-new crossover to make a grand entrance, it will be revealed at the 2023 Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS).
Set to take place at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center from March 22 to April 2, the 44th edition of BIMS will serve as the launch pad of the sixth-generation Honda CR-V for the ASEAN market.
While official specifications have yet to be revealed, we already know what the new crossover looks like. Borrowing some styling cues from the HR-V and Civic, the sixth-generation model is sharper and more dynamic compared to its predecessor. It gets slim LED headlights, a new trapezoidal grille, more prominent LED taillights, and reshaped exhaust pipes. Size-wise, Honda says the CR-V is now 69mm longer, and 10mm wider. Meanwhile, the wheelbase has been stretched to 38mm.
Inside, the CR-V now shares its dashboard with the Civic. From the steering wheel, digital instrument panel, the free-standing touchscreen infotainment, and the redesigned center console, Honda made sure the 2023 CR-V is a looker both inside and out. When it comes to safety, the CR-V will come with an upgraded suite of the Honda Sensing intelligent safety features that will provide peace of mind while on the road.
When it comes to engine choices, the US-spec CR-V is available with two options. First is the 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo that puts out 190 PS with 243 Nm of torque and is paired with a CVT. The second option is a 2.0-liter e:HEV hybrid electric that comes with a pair of electric motors that deliver a combined system output of 204 PS and 335 Nm of torque. There's no word if the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel i-DTEC will be carried over to the sixth-generation CR-V.
With the annual motor show still more than 2 months away, we're hoping more details (or leaks) will be revealed before its official debut at this year's BIMS. And once it's launched in Thailand, we can expect Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) to launch it in the country within the year.