Last month, we were given a first look – more of a tease – of what the 2023 Honda CR-V will look like. Recently, Honda has again released photos to whet our appetite, and this time, we get a very good look at its dashboard. What may or might not come as a surprise to eagle-eyed individuals is how Honda has seemingly standardized the look and use of their dashboard pieces.
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
New global design language carries over into the 2023 Honda CR-V
Very recently we were able to review the 2022 Honda Civic 1.5 S, and you can read about it here. Wait, we’re talking about the CR-V here. But that’s where the connection is. If you look closely at the photo directly above, this is the dashboard of the Civic. Further up, that is the CR-V’s. Similar? More of “same”.
“Simplicity and something” is Honda’s newest design language, and wow did they simplify things with this one. Recycling or repurposing parts and panels to be used between different models are common, and we’re pretty glad that it worked in this case. The biggest change to the dash may just be with the infotainment system, but otherwise, they are the same.
But let’s one-up the observation here and point out that the center console is different. Compared to the Civic, the Honda CR-V’s shifter lever is closer to the right with drive mode, and brake toggles closer to the driver. There’s also no cupholder like the Civic, but we’re pretty sure there are different places to stow your bottles in.
If we look even closer, the gauge cluster looks to be the Hybrid CR-V’s. We can then assume that what we see here will all be in the TOTL (top-of-the-line) model of the Honda CR-V.
More information is set to be released by Honda sometime in mid-July, so we can probably expect more and clearer photos to come out by then. There’s still no exact launch date given, but again, the new CR-V will hit our shores in 2023.
If the Civic is any indication of how good the 2023 lineup is, the Honda CR-V will be a model to look forward to. Excited? Let us know what you think in the comments below.