You can ignore the spyshots and design concepts for the new Honda CR-V now because the cat is finally out of the bag. Yes, you die hard Honda fans (Manpreet S Bala - are you reading this?) the Honda CR-V is finally exposed on the internet. Autoblog has managed to procure the real images of the Honda CR-V straight from the patent office.
Just yesterday we brought you some very clever spyshots of the Honda CR-V caught testing in Europe. The test mule revealed the fact that the production version of the Honda CR-V will not be very different from the concept images shown by Honda. These clear image bring a lot more fascinating aspects of the Honda CR-V to the table.
Now, let’s analyze each profile individually:
- The front profile reveals thin, swept back headlamp design with a single projector and a string of daytime running lamps. The wide grill with Honda badge at the center almost protrudes into the headlamps.
- Coming to the side profile, we clearly notice that the CR-V has become a full fledged 7 seater SUV as opposed to the old one which was a 5 seater.
- It has also ditched the flat roofline for a much angular one. Some creativity can be seen in the D pillar as well. A sharp line on the side profile is merging into the tail lamps whereas the other one is continuing to the rear bumper.
- The rear bulges out of the car to form a bubble. The lot of Volvo influence can be seen in the tail lamp design. The tail gate is not a split folding but a rather conventional one.
Overall, the 2012 Honda CR-V has been completely revamped as promised by Honda and has adopted an aerodynamic stance than the earlier boxy design. No official information on the engine option is available but speculation is rife that the 2012 CR-V will sport a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated, 4 cylinder engine generating 201 Bhp of peak power and 240 Nm of torque alongside a less powerful 2.4-liter four pot petrol.
So now that you have seen the all-new Honda CR-V in its full glory, let us know what you think about it!
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[Source - AutoBlog.com]