With all the hype around the Honda CR-Z hybrid racer made by Honda’s in-house tuner, you’d be forgiven for thinking we’re talking about a two-door tree-hugger, but we’re actually reporting on the Japanese carmaker’s crossover, which will reportedly see an all-new model hitting the market with an improved design and features.
Honda wants to generate some interest for the new CR-V, and it has announced that the all-new 2012 Honda CR-V hatchback crossover is coming soon. There’s no teaser picture or leaked info here, but we attach the photo from previous model of CR-V, just a picture of a tunnel with a light at the end of it, which is probably a screenshot taken from an upcoming commercial.
Honda last revised the CR-V in 2009 as a 2010MY, when the model received slight styling tweaks and a bit more power. For the US market the 2.4-liter gasoline engine received a bump in power from 166 hp to 180 hp. Standard interior features were also improved upon, with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink included on models equipped with the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System.
The 2012 Honda CR-V hatchback crossover is expected to arrive this Autumn with a slight increase in power and efficiency. The 2.4-liter 4-cylinder petrol-burner will most likely be the mainstay for the US market, while the 2.2-liter i-DTEC diesel could make around 165 hp in Europe.
“With a new design—both inside and out, new features and new possibilities, the 2012 Honda CR-V hatchback crossover will set a new standard for the class. As a top-selling crossover for over five years, expectations for the 2012 Honda CR-V hatchback crossover 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,” Honda’s statement says.