• Jun 30, 2006
A new pair of pics showing the next generation Honda CR-V has surfaced, and these clearly show every curve and crease of the cute ute's new body.

The reaction to the new design both in the comments of our previous post and in the forums has for the most part been negative, although some have already begun to warm up to it. Criticism has been heaped upon the design of the new CR-V's front end, which features a rather large underbite beneath a three bar lower grille. The rear of the CR-V has drawn the ire of many as well, not so much for the tailgate, which now opens vertically, or trademark tall taillights, but for the sloping of the side glass that doesn't match the contour of the vehicle's profile.

Clearly the CR-V has increased in size just like its main competitor, the Toyota RAV-4. We're guessing the awkward profile provides enough room in the back for some type of third-row seating. Despite the growth spurt, the new CR-V will reportedly not get the turbocharged engine from the Acura RDX, but instead make do with a 2.4L four-cylinder producing 170 hp.



[Source: Honda SUV.com]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      i dont think its bad, it could be worse (hint: astek, u just need to get used to it. I actually like it, its pretty handsome.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hi everyone, if you are thinking about getting a small size SUV, forget the Rav4, forget about this ugly, under power CR-V, get the new Mitsubishi Outlander instead. But you have to wait until next March though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It may be ugly but at least they got the back door going in the right direction. Hopefully the 4 cyl won't be like RAV4's underpowered 4. And even more hopefully they'll put in better seats then RAV4's wretched seating, worst I've ever sat on.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The front end looks like an old man who has removed his dentures. This is the first(and last, I hope) Honda with BITTER BEER FACE!
      • 8 Years Ago
      They got the stupid tire off the back, that's all that really mattered....they'll sell these out for years.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yuck! It looks like someone has already backed into the front end! I can only hope that the bean counters seriously modified the designers' original intent! It's still fugly, no matter how nice the interior may be. Aztek, anyone?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like Suzuki beat them to the punch w/ the new Grand Vitara !!
      • 8 Years Ago
      i love the way honda is going w/ the new crv. the currant crv is stad looking. the new crv looks like the new acura turbo.no V6? well,thats dumb.
      • 8 Years Ago
      My mistake, the right url is http://mechatopia.blogspot.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ssangyong anyone? LOL
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is no "cute-ute", this is an UGLY-UTE.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's not that bad, but i agree Honda could've done better. I'd still buy it ,though.
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