America's new Honda CR-V
26th July, 2011
The 2012 Honda CR-V Concept provides the first official
glimpse of the styling direction for the all-new, fourth-generation CR-V set to go on sale in the
United States by the end of the year.
"The 2012 CR-V Concept introduces the exterior styling for the more sophisticated and dynamic
design of the upcoming production model," said John Mendel, 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 CR-V Concept embraces a distinctive and bold styling direction for one of the top-selling SUVs
in the United States. Compared to the current-generation CR-V, the concept model takes on a more
aggressive stance with deeper sculpting of the body lines and a bolder front fascia. The front bumper's
smooth-flowing lines are highlighted by a horizontal three-bar grille and deeply set multi-reflector
headlights. The lower front bumper wraps smartly upward to convey SUV capability with a generous
approach angle, while the lower front bumper design now integrates more smoothly with the fascia for
The CR-V's signature vertical rear taillights remain for 2012 with a more three-dimensional style
that wraps further into the design of the vehicle. The CR-V Concept's large 5-spoke machined alloy
wheels and bold mudguard flares emphasise the vehicle's dynamic presence and capability.
The all-new 2012 CR-V will improve upon the current model in a variety of ways, and will feature a
more fuel-efficient engine and reduced body weight. In addition to all-new exterior styling, the 2012
CR-V will have an all-new interior with a more accommodating and spacious design with a lower cargo
The CR-V is sold globally in more than 160 countries throughout North America, South America,
Europe, Asia and Africa. In the U.S., CR-V is manufactured in Ohio at the East Liberty Auto Plant of
Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., using domestic and globally sourced parts.
The 2012 CR-V Concept will be on display at the Orange County Motor Show Show in Anaheim,
California, in September 2011. Stay tuned for more details!