Spied: All-new 2023 Honda CR-V caught in pairs in Thailand - 1.5T or 2.0-litre hybrid engine underneath?

CY Foong · Sep 2, 2022 05:40 PM

Spied: All-new 2023 Honda CR-V caught in pairs in Thailand - 1.5T or 2.0-litre hybrid engine underneath? 01

Credit: ก๊อตก๊อต ก๊อตก๊อต

The all-new sixth-generation 2023 Honda CR-V made its global debut in North America back in July but Honda’s most popular SUV will eventually make its way to our part of the world. In fact, at least a couple had been spotted in typical camouflage wrap in Thailand.

Spied: All-new 2023 Honda CR-V caught in pairs in Thailand - 1.5T or 2.0-litre hybrid engine underneath? 02

Credit: ก๊อตก๊อต ก๊อตก๊อต

Shared by a user in the Honda HR-V 2022 Club Thailand Facebook Group, we see clear shots of the rear of the all-new CR-V. No front shots were taken but the user described the front as “resembling an HR-V”.

Spied: All-new 2023 Honda CR-V caught in pairs in Thailand - 1.5T or 2.0-litre hybrid engine underneath? 03

During the sixth-gen CR-V’s debut, two powertrains were announced – an updated turbocharged 1.5-litre (193 PS/243 Nm) petrol unit or a two-motor 2.0-litre (204 PS/335 Nm combined) petrol-electric full hybrid engine.

Also read: All-new 2023 Honda CR-V debuts with new 193 PS 1.5T engine; hybrid with 207 PS

Spied: All-new 2023 Honda CR-V caught in pairs in Thailand - 1.5T or 2.0-litre hybrid engine underneath? 01

Credit: ก๊อตก๊อต ก๊อตก๊อต

It’s hard to tell which of these engines are underneath these two CR-Vs but given Honda Thailand’s recent launches of the HR-V and the Civic, it’s either only the hybrid or both powertrains will be offered in the Kingdom.

Also read: All-new 2022 Honda HR-V launched in Thailand, hybrid only, from RM 123k

Spied: All-new 2023 Honda CR-V caught in pairs in Thailand - 1.5T or 2.0-litre hybrid engine underneath? 02

Speaking of the Civic, the all-new CR-V gets some cues from the latest FE generation, especially in the interior with the very recognisable honeycomb air-conditioning vents across the dashboard.

Also read: Launching on 12-July, can you spot the Civic similarities in the all-new 2023 Honda CR-V's interior?

Spied: All-new 2023 Honda CR-V caught in pairs in Thailand - 1.5T or 2.0-litre hybrid engine underneath? 03

Granted, this isn’t the first time that the all-new CR-V is spotted in Thailand but based on Honda’s previous track record, it could be launched in the Kingdom in late 2022 or early 2023. For instance, the FE Civic’s spyshots first surfaced in Thailand in January 2021 and it made its debut there 7 months later in August.

Also read: Spied: All-new 2023 Honda CR-V spotted in Thailand, year-end debut possible?

Spied: All-new 2023 Honda CR-V caught in pairs in Thailand - 1.5T or 2.0-litre hybrid engine underneath? 04

However, its Malaysian launch would be much later since local assembly (CKD) needs a longer time to prepare the plant and local suppliers compared to imported ones (CBU).

Also read: Shopping for a C-segment SUV? The 2022 Honda CR-V is still the best all-rounder

CY Foong

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Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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