Japan Mag-X is speculating on the next-generation model of Honda CR-V. In the July issue of the magazine, there’s a detailed report accompanied by an artist’s impression of the 2012 Honda CR-V that is said to be introduced for the first time in October 2011 at the Tokyo Motor Show, with worldwide sales expected to begin shortly after.
According to a translation of the article provided by TOV member ‘Dan’, the report claims that Honda will have finalized the exterior design of the new CR-V by the end of the year. It is also stated that the 2012 CR-V will be built upon the current model’s platform featuring modest increases in length, width and height (4,535mm x 1,820mm x 1,685mm respectively).
As for the powertrain options, the Japanese magazine states that the initial engine range will be carried over from today’s model and include, depending on the market, 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline units as well as a 2.2-liter turbo diesel that is already on offer in Europe. Furthermore, Mag-X also mentions that Honda does not plan to introduce a V6 option to the range.