Honda has decided the venue to give their two vehicles a proper introductory at this year’s LA Auto Show. The two vehicles in question are none other than the 2012 CR-V and 2013 Fit EV. For the CR-V, the leaked design was successfully made the internet and online forum buzzing like beehive. As for the 2013 Fit EV, the LA debut will be the production version for the Honda’s first EV as the concept was introduced few weeks ago.
On the official website, as we quoted from autoevolution.com, Honda stated, “With a new design—both inside and out, new features and new possibilities, the 2012 CR-V will set a new standard for the class. As a top-selling crossover for over five years, expectations for the 2012 CR-V are high and we’re confident they will not only be met, but exceeded. Much more will be revealed over the next several months so be sure to sign up on this page to receive updates.”
The overall design for the 2012 Honda CR-V shows more aggressiveness than before and the Japanese automaker has put some upgrades and improvements here and there. For US market, the 2012 CR-V offers the new 2.5L 4-cylinder engine offers 201 horsepower and the crossover is now able to load up seven people inside. The old 2.4L engine still exists, although the total power output has been cut down from 180 to 175 horsepower. The transmission system also stills the same, the 5-spped automatic, not the 6-speed which obviously is the new “it” thing for the transmission system.
For the 2013 Fit EV, Honda scheduled the hatchback enters the production next year. The power comes from lithium-ion battery with a version of the electric motor that is used in the Honda FXC Clarity hydrogen-fuel cell vehicle.