Next-gen Honda Breeze appears in China – sixth-gen CR-V’s sibling with different exterior styling; Q4 launch

Next-gen Honda Breeze appears in China – sixth-gen CR-V’s sibling with different exterior styling; Q4 launch

What you’re looking at here is the next-generation Honda Breeze, which is essentially a restyled version of the sixth-generation CR-V that made its debut in the United States last month. Set to go on sale in China in the fourth quarter of this year, the Breeze is marketed by GAC Honda (aka Guangqi Honda or Guangzhou Honda) – a joint venture between the GAC Group and Honda Motor Company.

China will also get the regular CR-V through Dongfeng Honda, which is Honda’s other joint venture in the country. We’ve already seen photos of that model in images posted by China’s ministry of industry and information technology (MIIT) in May, prior to the SUV’s full debut.

Next-gen Honda Breeze appears in China – sixth-gen CR-V’s sibling with different exterior styling; Q4 launch

Visually, the Breeze is differentiated from the latest CR-V by its unique front end, which features a smaller grille flanked by slim headlamps. Beneath that is the Honda logo and a large, frameless intake, the latter accompanied by C-shaped air inlets in the lower apron that have trailing trim extending down the vehicle’s sides to the rear bumper – a cue also seen on the current-gen Breeze.

At the rear, we find horizontal taillights that do not climb up the sides of the rear window like they do on the CR-V. There’s also a black trim piece linking the clusters, with the Honda badge placed a little further down. Similarly, the number plate recess sits further down, while the reflectors are vertically aligned and joined by prominent exhaust finishers.

2023 Honda CR-V (United States market)

According to Chinese media, the Breeze shares the same width (1,866 mm), height (1,691 mm) and wheelbase (2,700 mm) with the CR-V, but its 22 mm longer at 4,716 mm as a result of its new bumpers. We don’t get any interior shots but expect it to be largely like its sibling.

This particular unit with the “240 Turbo” badge is powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 193 PS (190 hp), according to reports. Drive is sent through a CVT to the front or all wheels, depending on variant. Plug-in hybrid power is also offered for the outgoing model, so it’s safe to assume the new one will get it too.

GALLERY: 2023 Honda CR-V (United States market)

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.

 

Comments

  • Ramesh on Aug 15, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    Looks like a Inverted corolla cross rear lamp now,
    Front have a detached logo, like a car plate struggle to find its place.

    After blackout the vertical led pillar to avoid looking like a Volvo classic rear.

    Overall looks better and more proportionate compared to USA CR-V.

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  • stranger on Aug 15, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    Nice Proton Persona grill design i see. Honda the copy master

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    • Sick&Tired on Aug 16, 2022 at 2:38 pm

      You are absolutely correct!!!! Of all the designs Honda could have ripped off they decided to go with the proton persona which is the pinnacle of car design!! It’s a future classic! Mercede pun kalah!

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  • Shivering feverich Ajibkor on Aug 15, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Honda Breeze.
    Next model what ? Honda Fab ? Honda Top? Honda Dynamo ?
    Why not Honda DICK ? (for Tom,Dick,and Harry ).Dont think senget,its not a bad word.

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  • RyanT on Aug 15, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Honda is the only brand without its own design language

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