Wednesday, November 23, 2011
By Pranjal Gera
2012 Honda CR-V unveiled at LA Motor Show
The 2012 Honda CR-V model that was expecting a launch at the Los Angeles International Motor Show has been unveiled at the event. After its launch at LA Motor Show, the 2012 crossover anticipates a debut at Indian Auto Expo next year in January. It’s been quite a long time since the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) Honda CR-V is a famous vehicle in the premium segment, but the model’s eminence is now fast getting blurred as its been openly challenged by Toyota Fortuner. Nevertheless with the launch of 2012 CR-V next year it will turn the tables for Honda.
Coming to the appearance of the crossover, it looks like the SUV has increased a bit in length and breadth while at rest, but seems compact on the move. Its predecessors had a kind of cool looks but this 2012 model is presented with powerfully built stance. The signature front looks of Honda CR-V makes it stand out of the herd, along with the roof rails and aerodynamic styling by the company’s design experts makes it emerge sportier than ever before.
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The striking off roader comes packed with a tested 2.4L i-VTEC engine that can produce a nearby peak power of 184 bhp alongside a peak torque of 163 Nm. A 5-speed automatic gearbox is mated to the engine. Speculations are made that for India launch the company will be developing a diesel engine.
The cabin can seat five adults with convenience and comfort together with a lot of boot space. The cargo space can be increased inside, as the rear seats can be rolled by 60/40.
The Honda CR-V offers cruise control, remote entry, air conditioner, motion adaptive electric power steering alon with Bluetooth hands-free, new intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID), 160 watt four speaker audio system with Pandora internet radio that allows SMS text reading task.