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New CR-V patent drawings leaked

23rd Sep 2011 7:00 am

Will debut this November


Here are some leaked patent drawings of the all-new CR-V.

Honda had presented a CR-V concept in July and the production version sticks to most of the concept’s styling. The wide upper grille, swept headlamps and a stylish-looking D-pillar have all been carried over. The wheels, however, have been toned down for a more civilized effect.

The new CR-V uses an all-new platform, and the new styling gives it a more aggressive stance than the current version. 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.

Heavily sculpted bodywork features on the sides, which also get more pronounced side sills. At the rear, the new car is likely to retain the vertical light design of the current car (Honda has not yet released any image to show the rear styling). The Japanese firm is also claiming an all-new, even more spacious interior with a lower floor for improved load-carrying ability.

Honda has confirmed no engine details at this stage, although improved efficiency and fuel economy are promised. The current CR-V is available with 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre petrol engines, developing 143bhp and 161bhp respectively.

The all-new Honda CR-V will be making its motor-show debut at the Orange County International Auto Show in California this November.

Source: Autoblog Spanish

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