Honda reveals 2012 CR-V Concept

Andross Moonah - CAP staff
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The Honda CR-V has been around since 1995 and is a popular choice for those in search of a compact sport utility vehicle (SUV). Honda will launch the fourth-generation CR-V for the 2012 model year and in anticipation of this debut, the Japanese automaker recently revealed its 2012 CR-V Concept.

"The 2012 CR-V Concept introduces the exterior styling for the more sophisticated and dynamic design of the upcoming production model," said John Mendel, the Executive Vice President of Sales for American Honda. "Long considered the benchmark for packaging and user-friendly design in the small SUV segment, the all-new CR-V will offer an added dimension of style, amazing interior versatility and Honda's latest technologies for convenience and refinement."
The all-new 2012 Honda CR-V will arrive in the United States by the end of the year, while the Canadian debut is expected at roughly the same time. The 2012 CR-V Concept will break cover at the Orange County International Auto Show in Anaheim, California this September.

A sole image of the 2012 CR-V Concept reveals evolutionary rather than revolutionary styling. In fact, the 2012 CR-V Concept looks a lot like the current-generation model. Key differences of the concept's styling in comparison to today's CR-V include large 5-spoke machined alloy wheels, a revised front end and tinted headlights. Honda also mentions that vertical rear taillights will be featured as well, maintaining a tradition that began with the first CR-V back in 1995.

Honda also claims that the 2012 CR-V will have a more fuel-efficient engine than the current generation, and that it will also benefit from reduced body weight. An all-new interior is planned as well, with more space and a lower cargo floor.
The current CR-V is a popular vehicle, available in more than 160 countries within North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The fourth-generation CR-V is at least expected to maintain the nameplate's popularity with improvements to styling, powertrain and interior.

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Topics: Crossover, SUV, Honda, 2012, CR-V, $20,000 - $29,999, Compact,

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