Like its predecessor introduced in 2019, the new Honda Breeze shares its underpinnings, various body panels and interior with the CR-V. But this time it’s the new generation CR-V that explains the more reasonable style.
The Breeze gets a redesigned face with elongated LED headlights and a smaller grille that lets the Honda badge stand out and gives way to a larger lower intake into the bumper. Closed lines make it clear that the hood and front fender are different from the CR-V. The profile looks pretty much the same, but the plastic trim is body-colored (at least on the sample pictured) and other shapes have side skirts. Interestingly, the mirrors also appear to be larger, with integrated ADAS sensors underneath.
Moving to the rear, the CR-V’s L-shaped LED taillights have replaced the horizontally arranged units and gloss black elements around the windshield, similar to the previous generation Breeze. The same goes for the large tailgate with the number plate lower than the CR-V. Finally, the body-colored bumper adopts a sportier look while retaining the dual chrome tailpipes.
According to the spec sheet, the Honda Breeze measures 4,716 mm (185.7 inches) long, 1,866 mm (73.5 inches) wide, and 1,691 mm (66.6 inches) tall, with a 2,700 mm (106.3 inches) wheelbase. Those figures are nearly identical to the CR-V besides the length which is extended by 22 mm (0.9 inches) due to the redesigned bumpers.
Unfortunately, we don’t have photos of the interior, but the dashboard is expected to be largely carried over from the CR-V with the same 9-inch free-standing infotainment touchscreen and the digital instrument cluster. The equipment also includes a sunroof that reclines. The examples shown are equipped with the same 190 PS (142 kW / 193 PS) turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as the US CR-V. Power is sent to the front or all four wheels via a CVT transmission. The petrol engine is produced locally by Dongfeng for the CR-V and Breeze sold in China. The lineup will likely include a more efficient hybrid consisting of a 2.0-liter engine and two electric motors.
The Honda Breeze is expected to be launched in China in the coming months with a possible launch in early 2023.