New Vehicle Honda CRV 2012
New vehicle 2012 Honda CR-V
Many designers say the hardest car to design is a car that is beloved by generations, and millions, of car owners. The CR-V would be in that category. Honda says their customers were concerned about two things; price and fuel economy. Anything more than that had better be with those two priorities in mind.
The CR-V has been in the United States since 1997. This car has been a success since day one. The CR-V is sold in 160 countries and has sold 4.9 million units worldwide. In 2012 Honda says they expect to sell over 200,000 units in North America alone. With that many sales over that length of time Honda should have amortized the CR-V platform ten times over by now.
Honda says that the purchaser of the CR-V is getting older. If you bought the first generation CR-V when you were forty years old, you would be fifty-five years old if you bought the fourth generation.
All CR-Vs are powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower (5 more than the 3rd generation) and 163 lb-ft. of torque (2 more than the 3rd generation, 2007 model). The engine is paired with a standard 5-speed automatic transmission. Mori says that increased air intake and less friction were key components in creating the extra five horsepower.