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by Tim Beissmann

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured a prototype of the updated Honda CR-V testing in Southern Europe.

The Japanese brand’s facelifted SUV is seen here testing alongside the current CR-V, making it easy to spot the updates on the partially camouflaged new model.

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The three-slat front grille of the current model makes way for a new two-slat fixture with a larger honeycomb mesh panel at its base.

The updated Honda’s reshaped front bumper features more body-colour plastic and less grey plastic, as well as new rectangular horizontal fog-lights and a larger lower central air intake.

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Subtle changes to the rear appear limited to revised tail-light lenses and a slightly remodelled lower bumper, while plastic over the centre console suggests the cabin will also get at least a mild redesign.

The upgrades will form part of the mid-life upgrade for the fourth-generation Honda CR-V that is expected to be released in the coming months. The current model launched almost three years ago at the Los Angeles auto show in November 2011, and reached local showrooms 12 months later.

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A Honda Australia spokeswoman told CarAdvice an update for the CR-V was scheduled for the final quarter of this year.

Click the Photos tab for more images of the 2015 Honda CR-V.




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