Penampakan Honda CR-V Generasi Ke-4 (2012)

Honda Amerika telah melansir foto prototipe Honda CR-V generasi ke-4 yang siap diluncurkan di akhir tahun (di Amerika Serikat). Berita dilansir oleh Hondanews.com, silahkan kunjungi link tersebut untuk informasi lebih lengkap.

Seperti semua foto prototipe Honda Amerika, Honda CR-V ini jelas akan menerima sedikit perubahan minor ketika sampai di tangan para dealer. Salah satu fitur yang pasti hilang adalah lampu depan berkelir hitam, body kit yang lebih sederhana dan kaca spion yang lebih besar, sesuai dengan foto spyshot yang sudah beredar di Internet. Selain perubahan minor tersebut, sebagian besar bentuk Honda CR-V akan tetap sama.

Sesuai dengan kredo hijau Honda, untuk meningkatkan efisiensi konsumsi bahan bakar, Honda CR-V akan menggunakan mesin yang lebih efisien dipadukan dengan bobot total yang dikurangi dari CR-V generasi ke-3 (sekarang). Perubahan interior dan fitur ruang kargo yang lebih lapang dengan lantai rendah akan membuat CR-V generasi ke-4, CR-V terbaik yang pernah Honda buat.

Sumber:
Hondanews.com: 2012 CR-V prototype unveiled

Refreshed CR-V Roars… With More Horsepower Off Course

It’s official, refreshed Honda CR-V sports new looks and meaner engine while… Get this… Improving mileage! Now that’s the Honda I love!

The most significant change off course, is straight visual, as Honda revised the front and rear bumper of the car. The changes are subtle, but you can really see a refreshed smile and more of an upscale look from the car than before. The bumper mesh has adopt hexagonal mesh, and gone are the two “bulge” that sandwich the license plate on the front. The rear end also made fresh with less pronounced bumper bulges. All in all, externally, the car receives a very good subtle change. Why mess with success some say, and CR-V is a hit all over the world. Inside, there’s not much to talk about, still looks like the ongoing non refreshed CR-V.

Image courtesy of Temple of VTEC, check the link below for bigger image.

European refreshed CR-V

The engine… Ah… The engine… The engine receives not only a bump in horsepower but also a bump in mileage. Previously, CR-V official EPA mileage bows down at 20 MPG City and 27 MPG Highway, now the number goes up 1 MPG across the board to 21/28 MPG, while… Get this… Producing more power. The outgoing engine produces 166 Bhp, now the engine produces 180 Bhp… WOWZA! In ASEAN the CR-V already uses 180PS engine, but remember, PS is 10% higher than HP. Therefore, accounting to PS power rating, the refreshed US bound CR-V produces somewhere between 182 PS.

The rest of the world including Japan will receive the styling upgrade in a not so distant future… In fact, Honda official Japan website has stated 17 of September as the official unveiling date of the car. Give or take a couple of months, we will have the refreshed CR-V in ASEAN.

I cometh late, but everyone still waits

Source:

Honda of Japan CR-V site

Honda of UK CR-V site

Temple of VTEC: Refreshed CR-V article