Jul 20, 2012
2012 Honda CR-V was introduced by the Japanese trough a series of photos and details. The new compact SUV is modernized and offers customers a new exterior and interior design.
After being introduced as a world premiere last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, in a U.S. market version, the new 2012 Honda CR-V will arrive this fall on the European continent, where will have its debut in September at the Paris Motor Show. Presented through a series of official photos, the new model takes most of its design lines from the pre-series concept with the same name presented at Geneva Motor Show in March.
2012 Honda CR-V photo gallery
2012 Honda CR-V – the fourth generation
In terms of design, the new Honda CR-V, now in its fourth generation, is redrawn and becomes a model something more massive and aggressive, but at the same time displaying some reminiscent lines from the previous generation of the Japanese SUV. Obviously, they have completely changed the front and rear, the new CR-V’s look is modernized and more “younger” than that which it replaces. It has LED headlights, while the rear lights receive the same vertical general shape, but are slightly modified from the old ones.
Very interesting and completely against the current in the industry, 2012 Honda CR-V is smaller in size than the generation that will remain until autumn in showrooms. Differences are not large, but interesting. Thus, if in length lost half a centimeter (0.2 in), the height is lowered with 3 centimeters (1.2 in), element contributing to a more dynamic aspect. However, the trunk promises to deliver 589 liters (21 ft³) and not less than 1648 liters (58 ft³ with the seats folded, almost 10% added from the current model.
At the interior, the 2012 Honda CR-V is now divided into two distinct areas: the driver’s space and the space for information. The Japanese attempt to arrange the passenger compartment very simple, without imposing unnecessary or unclear elements. The materials used inside are of much better quality than the American version of the model, soft-touch areas and colored inserts replacing the “dry” plastic and monochrome areas. In the center of dashboard is a 5-inch display that controls the phone and navigation system.
2012 Honda CR-V engine: one diesel and one petrol. The first is the classic 2.2-liter i-DTEC engine that develops 150 horsepower, but it’s much improved than the previous generation in terms of consumption and emissions. The petrol one is a 2.0-liter i-VTEC with 155 hp. The big novelty regards the transmission, where Honda will put as option for the gasoline engine a 2×4 or a 4×4 system, depending on the wishes of the customers.
2012 Honda CR-V via | Honda