Honda looks to be refining their compact utility in latest round of spy shots

Spotted testing in the Rocky Mountains, Honda looks to be giving the CR-V compact utility a bit of the facelift in the very near future, including a new front fascia and some newly styled wheels.

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Up front, the Honda CR-V pictured features a new two-slat grille and redesigned headlights. The lower fascia incorporates a new secondary air intake and replaces the current generation’s round fog lights with new horizontal versions integrated into the bumper.

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The rear sees an end to flat-bottomed rear window glass while tweaking the taillights and rear bumper. Also, the wheels adorned on this particular mule don’t seem to be currently offered on the CR-V.

Interior changes are also on the horizon, as KGP noted “testers appeared to be covering a redesigned dashboard, suggesting that the CR-V is also due to get some needed upgrades to the interior.” Hopefully, this means Honda will be ditching their current infotainment offerings and giving the electronics a much-needed rework. We hope it will go beyond the new touchscreen interface in the 2014 Civic, or even the problematic two-screen setup in the Acura MDX and Honda Odyssey.

Expect the next CR-V to make land in Canada sometime in 2015 as a 2016 model.

[Photos: Brian Williams/KGP Photography]




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