Los Angeles 2011: Honda debuts the next CR-V

Los Angeles 2011: Honda debuts the next CR-V image

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Comfortable Runabout... again.

Taking to the stage at the Honda booth at the Los Angeles Auto Show is the latest CR-V, showing the next step for the Honda brand in the crossover segment.

The 2012 CR-V introduces an upscale styling direction, greater fuel efficiency, and added features and functionality. The newbody adopts a more dynamic and sophisticated appearance compared to the previous generation. 

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The CR-V's interior layout has been redesigned to be more accommodating with a roomy new center console (now standard) and an overall lower cargo floor height for easy loading and unloading. The new Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat makes accessing the full capability of the cargo area much more convenient than traditional folding seats. Each side of the rear seat can fold nearly flat into the front of the cargo area using one of the release levers located near the tailgate, or a pull-strap positioned on the seat side.

Leading the list of changes in the new CR-V is a redesigned 2.4 liter i-VTEC engine that has been re-engineered to improved power and torque, producing 185 horsepower and 163 foot pounds. A 5-speed automatic is standard, along with an all new version of the Real Time All Wheel Drive system.