The new generation of Honda’s bestseller is on the way. The new generation is in the testing phase and it should hit the market by the end of this year. We count on all kinds of novelties and besides various design changes, we also expect to see new versions of the popular SUV. We expect that the Japanese model will add new trim levels to the CR-V’s range, including the Black Edition version, which is currently available in certain Honda models, such as Ridgeline. The 2023 Honda CR-V Black Edition would come with a lot of exclusive features, mostly in terms of aesthetics.
This version would be a new range-topping variant of the CR-V, so there is no doubt it will come packed with all kinds of exclusive features. Besides unique styling elements, we also count on unique interior design, while the powertrain lineup should include both gasoline and hybrid versions.
The 2023 Honda CR-V Black Edition should arrive along with the rest of the new CR-V models, sometime in the second half of the year.
2023 Honda CR-V Black Edition Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Honda CR-V Black Edition will be characterized by a lot of exclusive details. However, the overall design will be heavily based on the standard model, which is about to receive a complete redesign. The new generation will bring a full load of novelties, sharing the platform with the new 11th-generation Civic. Naturally, we count improvements in terms of the ride quality, but also a completely new design.
The new exterior design will bring aesthetics based on Honda’s new design language. Also, the new generation will be slightly bigger. You may count on a bigger overall size, as well as a long wheelbase. Among other benefits, this will also allow a third row to be installed.
Speaking of the exclusive details, the 2023 CR-V Black Edition will come with a lot of them. As the name suggests, it will be mostly about black exterior details. For example, we count on black wheels, black grille, black exterior trim, black fender flares and similar things. Also, we presume that this version will be offered with some pretty exclusive color options.
Unique interior details are expected as well. We count on unique, black upholstery, as well as on a black color scheme. On the other hand, the overall cabin design will be the same as in other CR-V models. This means we may count on a completely new dashboard design. The exact details are yet to come. Still, we presume that the Japanese manufacturer will come with a pretty simplistic approach, in the same way it came with the new Civic interior design.
Naturally, we expect to see all kinds of tech features, including a digital instrument cluster and a large infotainment screen. As we are talking about the range-topping model, there is no doubt that the list of standard equipment will be pretty long. We count on all kinds of tech and convenience features, as well as on plenty of advanced safety and driver-assistance features.
2023 Honda CR-V Black Edition Engine
This aspect shouldn’t bring any surprise. We presume that the 2023 Honda CR-V Black Edition will be offered both with gasoline and hybrid powertrain under the hood. So, standard models should carry on with a familiar 1.5-liter turbo-four, which features a max output of 190 horsepower. The engine comes coupled with a CVT gearbox and driving dynamics are pretty good.
On the other hand, things about the hybrid powertrain are still a little bit unclear. The current model features a setup that combines a 2.0-liter inline-four with two electric motors, for a total output of 212 horsepower. While the overall performance and efficiency seem decent, the system does feel a little bit outdated when compared to Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. This particularly refers to the transmission, so we might see some changes in this aspect as well.
Finally, we can find reports about the plug-in hybrid versions but the officials are still quiet on this matter.
2023 Honda CR-V Black Edition Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2023 Honda CR-V Black Edition sometime in the second half of the year. The starting price should go between 35.000 and 40.000 dollars.