Oh Internet – how much we love thee for leaking images of production models before their originally scheduled debuts. Today, the Internet brings us the first leaked images of the 2012 Honda CR-V. The images come courtesy of a leaked JDM market brochure ahead of the CR-V’s world debut, scheduled for the 2011 LA Auto Show next month.
The CR-V is based on an all-new platform. The most prominent changes are at the front, where the CR-V features a wraparound lower front bumper that is better integrated into the rest of the front fascia than on the current car.
The three-bar horizontal front grille is also much more dominant than the current CR-V’s, with slimmed-down headlights flanking it on either side. Honda claims the front-end styling changes result in much improved aerodynamics over the current car. Sculpted bodywork features on the sides, which also get more pronounced side sills. The large alloy wheels featured on the concept have been exchanged for more practical-looking variants.
At the rear, the CR-V will retain the vertical light design of the current car. Honda is also claiming an all-new, more spacious interior with a lower floor for improved load-carrying ability. Engine details are still scarce, although improved efficiency and fuel economy is promised.
Sales of the 2012 Honda CR-V are scheduled to hit our shores by second-half of 2012. While the 180-hp 4-cylinder powertrain is likely to remain the same, fuel-economy figures are expected to be improved.
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