The New Honda CR-V 2012 is Still Distinctively CR-V

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The Honda CR-V is one of the bestselling units from Honda.  In the Philippines, it is one of the most recognized mid-sized SUVs around.  The looks of the CR-V has transitioned in time and the current model is one of the most aggressively designed versions so far.  Actually, it’s the current CR-V’s grille that screams sporty.

Honda recently unveiled the 2012 Honda CR-V and in terms of design, I don’t exactly know how I feel about it.  At certain angles it’s attractive, at some it looks awkward.  Overall though, there’s no doubt that it’s still distinctively CR-V.  Here are photos of the Honda CR-V 2012 I got from the company’s product page.

From the above photos of the Honda CR-V 2012, I can see the old CR-V’s chin, and also the immediate predecessor’s rear.  It’s really a mixture of the old and the new, but there’s no mistaking Honda’s design philosophy in the current model.  About the front’s design, I can’t help but recognize the same character as that of the Kia Sportage.  Viewed from the side on the other hand, I see traces of Volvo’s design on its recent SUVs.  These are just similarities I observed. The Honda CR-V 2012 still has a unique character and at the end of the day, I still say that I like its design.   Here is how the new CR-V’s interior looks like.

Please note, however, that this is the Honda CR-V released in the US, although in my opinion, this could be the same design that will be released in the Philippines, save for a few minor modifications.  Launch and pricing in the Philippines is still unknown.

Watch this Honda CR-V commercial to see the vehicle in action.




  1. Romydelavega Reply

    Nice Body more aggresive…Front look like Honda Pilot….Back look like Volvo…

  2. Nice design but I still buy the 2009 and 2010 edition CR-V which has unique and cool body for me.

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