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
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.
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.
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.
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.