What we can see by the lone photo Honda supplied with its miniscule press release is a “new aggressive and bold appearance with unique Honda style,” or so says about half of that bulletin. Honda completely redesigned the CR-V for the 2012 model year, so the timing is right for revisions. It’s easy to see its bolder presence via the image Honda released, especially its more rugged looking grille design, reworked headlights and more aggressive front bumper. Mirrors and wheels aside the SUV’s flanks look much the same, although from the tiny bit of taillight visible it appears new lenses have been added.
Everything that Honda has in store for the CR-V’s backside and cabin won’t be known until the brand reveals the entire CUV on September 30, just ahead of the new model going on sale for October 1.
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