Honda has released an image of the new CR-V Concept, providing the first official glimpse of the brand's styling direction for the compact crossover.
According to Honda, compared to the
previous generation, the concept model takes on a more aggressive
stance with deeper sculpting of the body lines and a bolder front
fascia. The lower front bumper wraps upward to convey SUV capability,
while the overall lower front bumper design now integrates more
smoothly into the fascia for improved aerodynamics.
The CR-V's vertical taillights remain for the next model with a more three-dimensional style that wraps further into the design of the vehicle.
The next generation CR-V will be equipped with more efficient engines compared to the current model, the new CR-V is expected to deliver improved fuel economy.
The new CR-V Concept will be on first public display at the Orange County International Auto Show in Anaheim, California, in September 2011. Subsequently, the all-new, fourth-generation CR-V is set to go on sale in the United States by the end of 2011, and in Europe in Autumn 2012. There is no word as of yet when the 4th generation CR-V will arrive locally.