The 2012 Honda CR-V Concept was just unveiled earlier this week at Anaheim, California’s Orange County International Auto Show.
Honda America’s Executive Vice President of Sales John Mendel proudly boasts, “As the best-selling SUV in each of the past four years, the 2012 CR-V promises to build on its highly successful formula with even more style, innovative features and higher fuel economy.”
While the press release raves on about the CR-V Concept’s bold new design, similarities in lines and proportions to the outgoing CR-V’s are obvious. Since the CR-V is one of Honda’s best selling products, it would make better sense for the CR-V to receive measured and incremental improvements so as to not alienate its loyal customers and long-time owners.
According to leaked details, look for a base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with 180-hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, while a new 2.5-liter will make 201-hp and 177 lb-ft.
The production version of the new Honda CR-V will debut in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.