2012 Honda CR-V Taps Crosstour for New Face

By Joel Arellano | July 25, 2011
With a new 2012 Honda CR-V just around the corner, Honda is giving fans a sneak peak at what's coming. The pictured 2012 Honda CR-V is called a "concept," but it's a safe bet that the final version won't be much different from what we see here. All-new front fascia, grill, and headlights are the biggest exterior changes, which put together make the CR-V resemble the Accord Crosstour. Honda replaces the droopy looking side windows with a more integrated triangular design in the rear, while the roofline swoops downward, giving the appearance of a longer, more curvaceous vehicle. More than a few of us saw a passing resemblance to the Kia Sportage, one of the CR-V’s competitors. Speculation continues to swirl about passenger capacity, as the new CR-V looks big enough to sport a third row of seats for the first time. Unfortunately, that's about it. There are no interior photos, and Honda has not yet released details on the CR-V’s engine except to say that it will be more fuel-efficient.
In a previous post, we speculated that the automaker will tap the more powerful four-cylinder engine currently used in the Accord. To aid drivers in their never-ending quest for better fuel economy, Honda may include its Eco Assist feedback system, which debuted in the Insight hybrid and is currently found in the 2012 Civic. What do you think of the CR-V Concept crossover? Tell us in the comments below. Source: Honda

4th generation of the Honda CR-V.... It will kick some A$$!!!