By David Thomas on July 25, 2011
Honda released the first full image of the CR-V concept today. Honda’s concepts — like the one shown above — generally look similar to the production version. The 2012 Honda CR-V is slated to go on sale this fall.
Our early take? The next CR-V looks much more aggressive than the outgoing one, and the changes are definitely more significant than the recently redesigned Civic sedan and coupe.
The grille looks like a smaller version of the Accord Crosstour’s, but the rising headlights offer unique styling that’s not quite as off-putting as the Crosstour’s look.
Honda says vertical taillights will remain part of the rear design and that the interior will be more spacious with a lower cargo floor.
The company also said the 2012 will be lighter and have a more efficient engine.
While it may look larger in this picture, the next CR-V will likely remain a two-row vehicle leaving the Pilot and Odyssey minivan as the company's only three options.
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Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David