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

Harry Lay
by Harry Lay

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]

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  • Ajeya Ajeya on Aug 18, 2011

    please tell me the specifications of this car...

  • Cyberpine Cyberpine on Sep 06, 2011

    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.