This might not be a real product for actual sale, but it seems as though Honda actually did cut the roof off of a CR-V for this little joke. They didn’t get some steady-handed Honda engineers to professionally remove the roof either – it was just the Honda PR team with some power tools.
“The CR-V roadster concept has been created by removing both the B and C pillars of the car to create a sleek flow from front to rear of jagged metal,” the tongue-in-cheek release said. ” And while this innovative prototype will definitely turn heads; the designers, namely the PR team and an angle grinder, estimate the structural rigidity of the car has been reduced overall by approximately 100%, currently rendering it completely undriveable.”
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We get the feeling Honda is taking a small dig at other automakers who have actually produced drop-top crossovers, like the Nissan Murano Cabriolet and Range Rover Evoque Convertible. Volkswagen is also prepping a convertible version of its T-Roc crossover that will launch in 2020. Were sure these vehicles have their fans, but with questionable looks and limited real-world appeal, they are definitely hard to like.
Luckily Honda isn’t planning on selling this deathtrap of a CR-V anytime soon, and a convertible CR-V isn’t on the cards for production.
“Our sales target is somewhat conservative to start with, at zero cars, but we are confident that once the minor glitches are ironed out, such as the lack of roof and the fact it is totally structurally unsound, the car will fly out of showrooms,” said Honda Future Opportunity Occupational Lead, Eipurirufūru, which is actually just Japanese for April Fool’s Day.
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