2012 CR-V REVEALED AT LA AUTO SHOW
TARRYTOWN, NY, November 17, 2011 – After much anticipation, Tarrytown Honda announced today that the redesigned 2012 Honda CR-V has been introduced at the LA Auto Show. The CR-V is one of Honda’s best-selling models and has been routinely recognized as a top compact SUV since its debut in 1996. CR-V has an exciting new look The CR-V gains numerous exterior upgrades for 2012, and reviewers compare its appearance to those of pricier Acura and Volvo models. Among the changes are a new three-bar front grille, reshaped head and taillights, chrome window trim, and new roof rails. Inside, the CR-V gains a more modern look, which includes a larger speedometer, various new steering wheel controls, and an Intelligent Multi-Information Display that comes standard with all models. Also standard are Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. Reviewers praise the sophisticated three-view back-up camera that comes with all navigation-equipped CR-Vs as well. The 2012 CR-V gains increased cargo space over 2011 models, boasting an impressive 37.2 cubic feet when the backseats are up. Rear passengers will also benefit from added leg and shoulder room. Both rows boast more comfortable, cushioned seating as well. CR-V is more functional than ever Despite becoming roomier, the CR-V does not increase in weight; rather, 2012 models will weigh approximately forty pounds less than their 2011 counterparts. This decrease, along with a refined 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a new “Econ” mode, contributes to improved fuel economy. Front-wheel-drive CR-Vs can expect to earn 23/31 mpg city/highway, while all-wheel-drive models will get 22/30 mpg. These numbers are superior to many of the CR-V’s competitors, including the Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Subaru Forester. Honda has also revised the SUV’s all-wheel-drive system for 2012. AWD-equipped vehicles will receive the manufacturer’s all-new Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System, which includes full-time AWD capability. With this system, the CR-V’s Vehicle Stability Assist will activate all four wheels before slippage occurs. This makes the SUV safer and more capable than ever before. 2012 CR-V’s will also include Hill Start Assist, which makes it easier for the vehicle to accelerate when stopped on an incline. Next year’s trim levels will include LX, EX, EX-L, and EX-L RES. Tarrytown Honda customers will be among the first to own the new CR-V The 2012 CR-V will go on sale December 15, and Tarrytown Honda General Manager Chris Medicina expects to get the new models right on schedule. Pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s launch. “At Tarrytown Honda, we’re very excited about the new CR-V,” he says. “Not only do the 2012 models look great, but they combine great technology and functionality as well. This vehicle was certainly worth the wait.” Medicina expects that the new models will be just as popular as those from previous years. Once the CR-V becomes available, he suggests that interested buyers stop by the dealership as quickly as possible to schedule a test drive in order to ensure that they won’t miss out.