Honda has launched a special edition model of the CR-V for the 2022 model year. But instead of giving it a sporty makeover, Honda decided to make a blacked-out version of the crossover.
This is the 2022 Honda CR-V Black Edition, and boy does it look good.
From its namesake, this particular CR-V is only available in one color - Crystal Black Pearl. Aside from the paint, it gets a healthy dose of dark chrome on the front grille, tailgate trim, as well as the trim décor surrounding the entire vehicle. Even the 17-inch wheels and the roof rails are painted black to match the vehicle's theme. Last but not least, it has a unique 'Black Edition' badge on the tailgate.
Aside from changing up the CR-V's exterior, Honda gave the cabin also the same black makeover. The seats are upholstered in black leather and feature an embossed 'Black Edition' logo on the backrests. The faux wood grain trim is also painted black and is accompanied by additional piano black trim pieces.
When it comes to amenities, Honda equipped the Black Edition CR-V with the following: panoramic glass roof, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless phone charging pad, power tailgate with hands-free opening, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and an 8-speaker sound system.
Under the hood, the special edition CR-V is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter inline-four i-VTEC engine. It makes 173 PS at 6200 rpm along with 224 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. Power is sent to the front wheels via a CVT.
There is no word yet if the CR-V Black Edition will be offered elsewhere besides Thailand. But given that Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) sources the CR-V from The Land of Smiles, perhaps they might bring several units to the country in the future.
Assuming HCPI brings in a few units of the CR-V Black Edition, should they offer it with the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel, or will it only be available with the 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated i-VTEC engine?