The all-new sixth-generation 2023 Honda CR-V crossover was recently spotted in prototype form undergoing real-world testing in Germany. When it arrives, the next-gen 2023 Honda CR-V will rival the Chevy Equinox in the segment.
The current fifth-generation CR-V was introduced for the 2017 model year, and now, a new overhauled model is poised to introduce a raft of changes, starting with all-new exterior styling. The new design looks to be cleaner and more streamlined than the current model, with slim lighting elements, a simple grille, and straight lower intake. It also looks like the new 2023 Honda CR-V is longer than before, which will open up the possibility for a third-row seat.
As for the powertrain, the Honda CR-V will continue to utilize internal combustion for motivation, while an electrified hybrid will also be offered. An all-electric model variant will not be part of the lineup.
Look for the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V to launch next year.
Sales Numbers - Mainstream Compact Crossovers - H1 2021 - United States
|MODEL||YTD 21 / YTD 20||YTD 21||YTD 20||YTD 21 SHARE||YTD 20 SHARE|
|FORD BRONCO SPORT||*||60,514||0||4%||0%|
|MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS||-31.33%||4,358||6,346||0%||1%|
As it stands, the Honda CR-V is one of the chief rivals for the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain, consistently outselling the Chevy Equinox by a factor of two. In fact, the Honda CR-V outsells the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain combined in a growing and ultra-competitive segment, even netting the title of best-seller on occasion.
For the first half of the 2021 calendar year, the only mainstream compact crossover the outsell the Honda CR-V in the U.S. was the Toyota RAV4, which sold 221,195 units to the Honda’s 213,199 units. That’s an increase of 21 percent for the Toyota compared to the 2020 calendar year, during which time the Toyota sold 183,360 units. That is also an increase of 53 percent for the Honda, which sold 138,898 units last year. Year-to-date market share for the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V comes in at 15 percent for both models this year.
Meanwhile, the Chevy Equinox has sold 118,666 units thus far in 2021, a decrease of 4 percent compared to the 2020 calendar year, netting 8 percent market share, placing it in fourth in the segment (the Equinox was also in fourth for Q2 of 2021). The GMC Terrain has sold 33,533 units thus far, a decrease of 15 percent compared to the 39,231 units sold last year, with market share set at 2 percent.