2012 Honda CR-V Looks Like a Sure Success
The first official image of the 2012 Honda CR-V has now been released, and even though it's technically being called a "concept," it's already clear to me from the photo that the new model looks like a vehicle that can be the top seller in its segment. And I mean that literally: The redesigned CR-V looks strikingly like a smaller version of the Chevy Traverse, currently the nation's best-selling crossover in the +200 inches category.
It's mostly the way the vehicles' beltlines rise as they get to that final side window, but that design cue is an important one as it's among the primary eye-catchers for both vehicles. Consider it another stumble for Honda's design team, a group that perhaps deserves more responsibility for the automaker's recent troubles than it's been getting.