Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Strong-Selling 2015 Honda CR-V Spied with Upscale, Mid-Year Refresh for 2016

A prototype of the facelifted Honda CR-V has been spied conducting hot weather testing in the Death Valley in California.

Wearing just about the same amount of camouflage as in the previous set of spy shots, the 2016 CR-V is going to sport updated headlights and a restyled grille while the front bumper also seems to be hiding some changes. Disguise was also applied at the back where the bumper, taillights and trunk door are bound for a moderate makeover.

The mid-cycle refresh of Honda’s popular CR-V crossover involves no sheetmetal changes but does swap in classier new front and rear fascias. Up front, a new two-slat grille with a mesh insert is underscored by chrome, replacing the broad, three-bar grille of the current model. Somewhat sleek and narrowed HID headlamps (likely a higher-trim option) are found in the place of the large halogens that light the way for all 2014 CR-Vs. A more sculpted front bumper features new horizontal fog lamps with chrome trim in place of the
round bulbs on the current CR-V.

In back, the tailgate features a new, three-dimensional garnish beneath the rear window that brackets the Honda badge and spreads out to what appear to be mildly redesigned taillamps. The rear bumper is reshaped, and features considerably more body color compared to the current model, which is heavy on the dark-gray protective cladding. The futuristic wheels are also new and appear to be slightly larger than the current 16- and 17-inch offerings.

Analysts took notice that the vehicle also had covers over the dashboard, indicating that the CR-V is also getting some interior updates—likely Honda’s new app-based HondaLink infotainment and navigation systems as seen in the 2014 Civic and 2015 Fit, as well as possibly Apple’s new CarPlay iOS integration system.

The 2016 Honda CR-V release date isn’t defined yet, or if it is, it’s not public. Probably, this crossover’s release would take place during the next year. Since there’s a lot of time until the official release, it’s hard to estimate the base price. However, some unofficial and not-so-reliable estimates said that the base price of the 2016 Honda CR-V won’t be significantly higher than the MSRP of the current model.

That's a good thing, because the CR-V battles in a market segment that includes the Toyota RAV4, the Ford Escape and VW Tiguan, among others.

Truth is, however, the new Honda CR-V won't arrive in Atlanta showrooms until sometime in 2015. But if you're in the market for a CR-V now, you can drive home a killer deal on a 2014 Honda CR-V at Lou Sobh Honda in Cumming, GA.

Drive north on 400 just a few miles and get set for a sensational, one-of-a-kind Honda buying experience.

Right now, during the huge Honda Summer Clearance at the all-new Lou Sobh Honda in Cumming, Georgia, you can lock in incredible deals on every Honda model—including Accords, Civics, CR-Vs, Fits and much more. Lou Sobh's Monthly Web Specials also offer extra-special savings on all Honda models.

At acardealer.com, we're sure you'll be happy with the selection, savings and service at Lou Sobh Honda in Cumming, Georgia. It's a short drive from anywhere in metro Atlanta, and you'll be pleased that you selected the area's premier Honda dealer for an ownership experience second to none.

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