Now, Honda readies the third-generation CR-V, due this fall as a 2007 model. Like the original, the 2007 Honda CR-V will have a four-cylinder engine, front- or all-wheel-drive, and room aboard for up to five passengers. The big change this time around is with regard to styling. The 2007 Honda CR-V is sleek where previous models were boxy, the spare tire is under the cargo floor instead of hanging on the rear gate, and since it shares a platform with the sporty new Acura RDX, an educated guess says the new CR-V will be fun to drive, too.
Though this spy photo of the new 2007 Honda CR-V shows a heavily disguised SUV, under the cladding is a arched roofline not unlike that on the upscale Infiniti FX. That’s a big departure from today’s CR-V, which is tall and squared-off at the back. Another change is a switch away from gray plastic trim in favor of more painted surfaces, lending the 2007 Honda CR-V a refined appearance.
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