Honda CR-V May Get Pickup Version, New Accord To Launch In 2012

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Honda CR-V May Get Pickup Version, New Accord To Launch In 2012
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Honda has planned to discontinue the Ridgeline in 2013, and with this move, there is an opening for a new pickup truck. The next-gen CR-V could spawn a new compact pickup variant.

The CR-V is actually based on the Civic, so the pickup would be more of car based utility vehicle much like the Ridgeline. The Ridgeline was never the top runner in the full-sized pickup sales race but that doesn’t seem to deter Honda.

Other interesting Honda updates includes the launch of an all-new Accord in 2012. The Accord is likely to return with a hybrid variant, which has not been offered since 2007. The gasoline-electric powerplant is likely to also be used in the CR-V. The Crosstour, which has had trouble selling, will be updated with a 2.4-liter four cylinder variant. The Pilot will also be refreshed in the fall of 2013 and there are rumours of the sport-tuned Mugen CR-Z being built. Lastly, Honda announced it would offer a battery-electric “commuter car” in 2012 with sources saying it will be the Fit EV.

[Source: AutoWeek]

  • fob

    Rubbish.

  • Ajeya

    please tell me the specifications of this car…

  • cyberpine

    By Launch do they mean begin designing or for MY2012 delivery.. cause MY2012 is very soon right? A CRV based pickup might be a great idea.. if they can put in a midgate and deep under bed trunk. Make it look aggressive and you might have a winner. See this is just a much smarter approach tot he truck market than the Ridgeline.. the Rideline is half fast approach.