The Honda CR-V has been the eye candy of spy photographers off late and now Honda seems to have removed a picture of the 2012 CR-V concept, which will be the base of the all new model. The 2012 Honda CR-V will go on sale in international markets by the end of the year and we should get the new CR-V in India soon (since its a CBU). Now the new CR-V will looks exactly the same minus the smoked out headlamps and big wheels. The next generation CR-V looks like a evolution of the old model but the rear section has been modified to make it a crossover.
The 2012 Honda CR-V is also expected to get 7-seats, which would make the vehicle alot more practical for users. Power will come from the same 2.4-liter, i-VTEC motor, which produces 161 hp of power at 5800 RPM and 218 Nm of torque at 4200 RPM. The 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine might be dropped in the new CR-V, being replaced by the 2.2 i-CTDi diesel engine. This 2.2-liter engine features 16-valve, twin-cam, direct-injection, common-rail turbodiesel with twin balancer shafts and produces 150 bhp of power at 4000 RPM and 340 Nm of torque at 2000 RPM. Expect the new CR-V to cost around Rs. 30 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).