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2012 Honda CR-V Spy Shots

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The 2012 Honda CR-V is now less than a week away from an official world debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, plus images of the new crossover have already surfaced online, however, our own exclusive spy shots reveal some never before seen details including a look at the vehicle’s rear.

The current generation Honda CR-V has been on sale since 2006 and is starting to get a little long in the tooth. However, despite its age it remains a top seller in the small to mid-size crossover segment, selling in numbers as high 200,000 units per year in the recent past, and this is surely performance Honda would not like to lose with its latest model.

These latest spy shots reveal that the high-expectations for the upcoming 2012 Honda CR-V may actually be met by the automaker’s design team. The shape seen here looks to be much more fluid than on previous generations, with a look almost akin to the Porsche Cayenne.

It also looks to be longer than the current model, suggesting that Honda may be readying a third-row seat to ensure the CR-V remains competitive with the Toyota RAV4, which currently offers the option.

Power should come from a naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with output ranging somewhere between 180 and 200 horsepower. Fuel economy should also better the 21/28 mpg city/highway of the front-wheel drive model found in the current lineup.

Stay tuned for the debut of the 2012 Honda CR-V at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show next week, full coverage of which you can access by clicking here.

2012 Honda CR-V spy shots

2012 Honda CR-V spy shots

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  1. I'm hoping this means #Honda is readying a new #RDX for #Acura, as well.
     
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  2. "...with a look almost akin to the Porsche Cayenne" - Yeah, maybe with all of the camouflage on.
    It closely resembles a new Mitsubishi Outlander to my eys.
     
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  3. -> It will be equally lackluster as the Civic unfortunately. Honda seems to be loosing their title as an engineering company and turning into a 'I'm a Toyota Too' mindset...
     
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  4. New CR-V means new Acura RDX.

    New CR-V means new Rav4,which was due next Spring,Euro model already debuted,which ours shouldn't be too different.

    New CR-V means Hyundai will want to cough up a better Tuscon.Even though it's only two years old.

    If they price the CR-V well, it will do good,but I mean sub $19,000 like the Tuscon and Sportage.
     
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  5. The rear is easily confusable with an Volvo XC90...perhaps that was their idea?
     
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  6. Looking at these new shots, it seems like the reward visibility won't be very good - the 'D' pillar design is horrendous and huge.
     
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  7. It's certainly uglier and heavier-looking than the one before. Not good Honda.
     
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