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Santeno
01-27-2005, 03:32 PM
Here is a rendering of Honda's CR-V replacement from Japan's Magazine X:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.mag-x.com/images/0501_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Sorry but I don't have access to their full size renderings. <p>Here is some info about it found at TOV:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mag-X Reports on New CR-V and StepWGN<p>The Japanese magazine Mag-X has a report for this month on the next generation CR-V and StepWGN. According to the news, the new CR-V is due in August of 2006 as a 2007 model. Additionally, the dimensions are reported to be 4495mm long x 1800mm wide x 1680mm high, which would be a decrease of 102mm in length, 2mm in height, and an increase of 17mm in width. There is a very small front 3/4 sketch of the CR-V, but no information on the StepWGN without a subscription.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Does anyone else have more info on the CR-V's replacement (other than honda considering offering a Hybrid Variant that is). Any further info would be appreciated.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 5:41 PM 1/27/2005</i>

bolita
01-28-2005, 03:37 PM
Given the chuncky looks...seems more of a HR-V than CR-V...

LEXUS FAN!
01-28-2005, 04:18 PM
you can't really tell much from the picture

Hornbag
01-28-2005, 07:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you can't really tell much from the picture</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Except that the person that did it wasnt at all creative and that the rear window looks like it was drawn by me!

PlatForm
01-29-2005, 08:07 AM
i think the Acura MDX is better than the coming CR-V..

mzoltarp
01-29-2005, 08:22 AM
If the rendering is correct then it is a major improvement over the current unharmoniously styled CRV.

hokman
01-29-2005, 07:42 PM
CRX becoming a offroader?

syclone
01-30-2005, 12:05 PM
don't count on it

StevenZoz
10-12-2005, 09:14 PM
<A HREF="http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com/2005/10/2007-honda-crv.html" TARGET="_blank">http://thehollywoodextra.blogs....html</A>

LEXUS FAN!
10-12-2005, 09:40 PM
can someone revive that Mag X picture?

StevenZoz
10-12-2005, 09:49 PM
<A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/future/2007/honda/crv/100626932/preview.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/future/....html</A><br>no pics... just info<p>MAG-X pic.... really small sorry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="https://gateway.nifty.com/service/g-way/MAGX2/nifty/free/images/0501_1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">https://gateway.nifty.com/serv...1.jpg</A>

LEXUS FAN!
10-12-2005, 11:20 PM
thanks

AM2
10-14-2005, 04:01 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevenzoz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com/2005/10/2007-honda-crv.html" TARGET="_blank">http://thehollywoodextra.blogs....html</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>That CR-V, <A HREF="http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2818/crv20071xy.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img132.imageshack.us/im...y.jpg</A><br>is another chop based on the Chevy S3X.<br><IMG SRC="http://gblx.cache.el-mundo.net/elmundomotor/especiales/2004/09/salonparis/coches/chevrolet/s3x/g/3.jpg" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
12-22-2005, 01:21 AM
<A HREF="http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com/2005/12/2007-honda-crv.html#comments" TARGET="_blank">http://thehollywoodextra.blogs...ments</A>

boston
12-22-2005, 04:30 AM
Lexusfan Why post the same chop???<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

Player4
12-22-2005, 08:13 AM
I just hate chops of cars that are going for a FMC and they stil chop it with the same rims and headlights as the prodecessor. lol

LEXUS FAN!
12-22-2005, 10:29 AM
i'm not posting for the chop....try reading...<p>look first<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by LEXUS FAN! at 10:35 AM 12/23/2005</i>

JBlair
12-22-2005, 01:51 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That CR-V, <A HREF="http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2818/crv20071xy.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img132.imageshack.us/im...y.jpg</A><br>is another chop based on the Chevy S3X.<br><IMG SRC="http://gblx.cache.el-mundo.net/elmundomotor/especiales/2004/09/salonparis/coches/chevrolet/s3x/g/3.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually, its based on the BMW X5 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Nurburgring
12-22-2005, 07:02 PM
The CR-V has to look totally different from that rendering because it sucks and it's never gonna be the benchmark of small SUV's.

salebg
12-23-2005, 01:52 PM
<A HREF="http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/3131/crv8ld.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/3131/crv8ld.jpg</A>

thainogkok
12-29-2005, 02:37 AM
I hope the next gen crv doesn't have the design like picture from the hollywood extra.

boston
12-29-2005, 06:28 PM
It doesn't because thats a chop of the Chevy S3x<p>Anyone notice an echo around here?

StevenZoz
01-20-2006, 05:12 PM
<A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/d/99494/d_ams_fotoshow_detail?skip=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-motor-und-spor...kip=1</A>

Ascariss
01-20-2006, 05:31 PM
Interesting, most chops are leaning towards this design, either this is how it will look like, or the mags are just playing follow the leader.<p>Anyone save the magx pic? don't seem to be working anymore.

against the wall
01-20-2006, 06:15 PM
all these drawings with very little grille are making me think that this will come in hybrid form as honda's 1st hybrid suv.

evomk8
01-23-2006, 08:46 AM
I'd have to agree with bolita's statement from earlier in the thread. The above rendering (and the photochop it seems to be based on)looks more like an HR-V... <A HREF="http://www.honda.co.jp/HR-V/styling/styling.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.honda.co.jp/HR-V/styling/styling.html</A>

SHEPO
01-23-2006, 04:10 PM
i've always really like the look of the HR-V; i say it be brought over as a CR-V replacement <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
01-26-2006, 08:42 PM
are those spy shots that have been said to be of the RDX actually the CR-V<p><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enthusiasts/Spy_Shots/Spy_Shots_07_Acura_RD-X.S178.A8959.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co....html</A><p><A HREF="http://www.netcarshow.com/acura/2006-rdx_prototype" TARGET="_blank">http://www.netcarshow.com/acura/2006-rdx_prototype</A>/<p>i say this because the side view mirrors are different from the prototype to the spy shots...did they change them or are they actually the CRV

against the wall
01-26-2006, 09:00 PM
lexusfan you might be right. also the spy pics of that car look bigger than the rdx.

LEXUS FAN!
01-27-2006, 02:38 PM
yea...it does look bigger<p>and why would a luxury SUV like the RDX have door handles that are not the same color as the paint...so i'm pretty sure it is the CRV

SHEPO
01-27-2006, 04:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">and why would a luxury SUV like the RDX have door handles that are not the same color as the paint...so i'm pretty sure it is the CRV</TD></TR></TABLE><p>cuz it's a mule...but i definitely see your point. it's debatable.

LEXUS FAN!
01-27-2006, 04:20 PM
yea i know...but i think that is just another suspicion to consider<br>we will see when the CRV comes out<p>when is it supposed to come out? in the fall?

AM2
01-31-2006, 06:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Actually, its based on the BMW X5 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Just saw your reply now....<br>Here's a comparisson.<br><IMG SRC="http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/307/chop1eg.jpg" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
02-24-2006, 07:08 PM
<A HREF="http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com/2006/02/2007-honda-crv.html#comments" TARGET="_blank">http://thehollywoodextra.blogs...ments</A><p>i don't think this prototype is the RDX that was originally said it was...it is the CRV

CosworthKid
02-26-2006, 04:19 PM
This looks boring to me. The CR-V should go into new territor design wise if it wants to stay competitive. This doesnt excite me so far. And whats with the old-Gen Honda headlights? This looks ancient compared to the new Civic(hatch)

the cheddar
02-26-2006, 05:08 PM
Of course it's not exciting, it's wearing a damn BURKA!<p>Seems that without a picture that actually shows anything, it's hard to judge what's under all the garb. From what my friends who're working on the launch say, it looks a lot sportier than before. I can't really say what that might mean but Honda is typically pretty conservative on their bread n' butter models. Regardless, to my eyes the photos don't show much of any consequence at this point...<p>

Player4
02-26-2006, 05:56 PM
I think we can actually see the grille a bit if you really detail it. IMO it looks nice, hopefully this will debut in New York.

StevenZoz
02-26-2006, 06:17 PM
<A HREF="http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com/2006/02/2007-honda-crv_26.html" TARGET="_blank">http://thehollywoodextra.blogs....html</A>

LSS_C6
02-26-2006, 08:31 PM
Looks like an Honda Stream 4x4

CosworthKid
02-27-2006, 02:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>the cheddar</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Of course it's not exciting, it's wearing a damn BURKA!<p>Seems that without a picture that actually shows anything, it's hard to judge what's under all the garb. From what my friends who're working on the launch say, it looks a lot sportier than before. I can't really say what that might mean but Honda is typically pretty conservative on their bread n' butter models. Regardless, to my eyes the photos don't show much of any consequence at this point...<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was reffering to the CG shot above.

LEXUS FAN!
02-27-2006, 05:10 PM
<A HREF="http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com/2006/02/2007-honda-crv_27.html#comments" TARGET="_blank">http://thehollywoodextra.blogs...ments</A>

BrewMsu
02-27-2006, 05:14 PM
that is the worst looking thing ever....<p>what is that Chevy suv? is that being launched in america? a concept? overseas vehicle?

knihc2008
02-27-2006, 08:55 PM
looks more like an iDrive screen pod O.o

CosworthKid
02-28-2006, 02:35 PM
Doesnt the interior look similar to that of the RAV-4?<br>

Hornbag
03-01-2006, 04:39 AM
RD-X inside is amazing!!!!

Charger
03-25-2006, 02:32 PM
<A HREF="http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com/2006/03/2007-honda-crv.html#links" TARGET="_blank">http://thehollywoodextra.blogs...links</A>

against the wall
03-25-2006, 02:41 PM
crap, that rendering is now looking to be pretty accurate <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
03-25-2006, 02:43 PM
crap...i thought they were going to stop putting those long taillamps

Cozz
03-25-2006, 02:45 PM
crap

LEXUS FAN!
03-25-2006, 02:53 PM
haha...that's everyone's first word out of their mouths

anonms
03-25-2006, 04:03 PM
Crap.<p>But I like those long taillamps. It's the CR-V's defining styling cue. It's the nose that looks like crap.

SV
03-25-2006, 04:27 PM
i dunno if i like that window or not...it's just not very honda to me, if a rear-quarter window can be "honda." can't wait to see the interior though (spy shot shows nearly nothing)...i love the euro civic's, hopefully the CR-V's will have some resemblance <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
03-25-2006, 10:45 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>butterfly0fdoom</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Crap.<p>But I like those long taillamps. It's the CR-V's defining styling cue. It's the nose that looks like crap.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>it may be the styling cue, but that does not mean it is a good one :)

Hornbag
03-25-2006, 10:51 PM
It looks, what's the word? Crap. The current one runs rings around that rendering in my opinion.

anonms
03-26-2006, 12:22 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it may be the styling cue, but that does not mean it is a good one :)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just cuz you think it's bad doesn't mean I have to agree with you. ; D

Porschefan
03-26-2006, 11:24 AM
I hate the front end of that last chop. It looks as if the thing has been taken hostage, with duct tape over the mouth and all.

SHEPO
03-26-2006, 12:23 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Porschefan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I hate the front end of that last chop. It looks as if the thing has been taken hostage, with duct tape over the mouth and all.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

evomk8
03-27-2006, 06:55 AM
The pics on the hollywood extra blog do seem to indicate that, at the very least, the side profile of the chop is accurate.<br>I personally do not like the front-end of the chop though. I really hope the chop is of the Asian/European version and the U.S. will get something a bit more aggressive looking.<br>Other than that, based on the tiny third window, I wonder if the CRV will offer a thrid row of seating. IMHO, it would seem a bit claustrophobic back there.<br>I'll be shopping for a small SUV this fall and will be considering the CRV, RAV4 and new Outlander...

TeeDi
03-28-2006, 04:26 AM
All I can say is that those pic's of the CR-V from the Hollywood Extra blog forum, are nearly 100% spot on. And the pic's of the RD-X concept on the next page are pretty close to the real thing too. Why??<p>Well, while driving home from work today, I pulled into a servo and low and behold, sat a pair of new generation CR-V's and an Acura RD-X!!! I couldn't believe me eye's!!<p>I only got one pic and it was of the rear of the RD-X, with the two CR-V's parked further down. There was a new Toyota Rav4 with the group as well.<p>I tried to get a couple more photo's, but then four guy's came out and they didn't look too impressed, so I walked away.<p>They were all LHD, had all their badges covered, while the RD-X had no comouflag what so ever, while the two CRV's, had their rear light's covered and alot of black tape covering the rear of the wagon's. The rear side glass of the CR-V, reminded me of the Honda Stream MPV and they had their trade mark, long CR-V rear light's.<p>I live in Australia and it's not very often you see this sort of thing!!<p>I'll try and get the pic up, but it's not very good!! I took the pic on my phone. Sorry guy's!!<p><IMG SRC="http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/7408/acurardx8cv.png" BORDER="0"><p>The silver SUV you see, is of the RD-X, while the two CR-V's are parked further down. The two CR-V's look like normal SUV's in the pic, but the black tape at the side rear windows actually cover Honda Stream type window's.<p>EDIT: Thank for the tip tavrvs! I think this time it worked??<p><i>Modified by TeeDi at 7:15 AM 3/29/2006</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by TeeDi at 7:17 AM 3/29/2006</i>

chrnochime
03-28-2006, 08:02 AM
Can't see the picture

tavrvs
03-28-2006, 08:22 AM
Yeah TeeDi, I think you need to rehost the image- it looks like you are linking to an attachment in your email account. Imageshack is what most people use. <A HREF="http://www.imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank">http://www.imageshack.us</A>

QWERTY
03-28-2006, 03:14 PM
TeeDi, your picture from down under is great! I really like the RDX!! Not quite sure about the CR-V, tho. <br>Goodness, it could have been better had the camera had a higher resolution [sigh]. And as a vehicle test engineer meself, you can take a crap load of pics in front of our faces, just make sure you speed/run away fast. Legally, the only action that binds you is when you <p>1) touch a car (may be to take a peek inside the camo, that is a no no)<p>and...that is about it. That's how spy photogs make some dough, since there is no legal boundaries that forbids taking photos of a car(s). <p>I remember once that I just parked my (camoed) car to see someone young guy walk up to it and asked me (politely) if it was POSSIBLE TO TAKE SOME PICTURES. What can I say? 'Go ahead, st@@@ yourself?' <br>Can't discourage a potential customer though, so I said, 'Sorry, you ARE NOT ALLOWED.' The thing is, well, you can't can't. (???). You can take a dozen of pics and run away, leaving us, well, intact. <p>However, I do know that since there are NO SET RULES OF ENGAGEMENT when protecting camoed cars, some test people do dangerous things, like give a potential photographer a fright by driving dangerously to the subject's vehicle, or apprehend the person by taking the camera(device) and ripping out the films etc etc. Well, you cannot do that, at least to my knowledge, unless you are a celeb (hahaha).<p>BTW, how is Sydney these days... :)<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by QWERTY at 3:21 PM 3/28/2006</i>

CosworthKid
03-28-2006, 04:39 PM
Great pic, thanks a lot mate. Too bad we cant see much of the CR-V but since u saw them and say they are almost 100% like those on the site then we now have some solid info. Dissapointing as well, i dont think anyone really liked that impression of CR-V.

LEXUS FAN!
03-28-2006, 04:39 PM
you can't really tell anything that big, but thanks for the info...it's crazy that you saw it in australia<p>are the rear lights clear????

TeeDi
03-28-2006, 09:48 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>QWERTY</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">TeeDi, your picture from down under is great! I really like the RDX!! Not quite sure about the CR-V, tho. <br>Goodness, it could have been better had the camera had a higher resolution [sigh]. And as a vehicle test engineer meself, you can take a crap load of pics in front of our faces, just make sure you speed/run away fast. Legally, the only action that binds you is when you <p>1) touch a car (may be to take a peek inside the camo, that is a no no)<p>and...that is about it. That's how spy photogs make some dough, since there is no legal boundaries that forbids taking photos of a car(s). <p>I remember once that I just parked my (camoed) car to see someone young guy walk up to it and asked me (politely) if it was POSSIBLE TO TAKE SOME PICTURES. What can I say? 'Go ahead, st@@@ yourself?' <br>Can't discourage a potential customer though, so I said, 'Sorry, you ARE NOT ALLOWED.' The thing is, well, you can't can't. (???). You can take a dozen of pics and run away, leaving us, well, intact. <p>However, I do know that since there are NO SET RULES OF ENGAGEMENT when protecting camoed cars, some test people do dangerous things, like give a potential photographer a fright by driving dangerously to the subject's vehicle, or apprehend the person by taking the camera(device) and ripping out the films etc etc. Well, you cannot do that, at least to my knowledge, unless you are a celeb (hahaha).<p>BTW, how is Sydney these days... :)<p><br><i>Modified by QWERTY at 3:21 PM 3/28/2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for the info. I'll remember that the next time I find myself in this situation again.<p>Sorry not in Sydney. A town about 2 and half hours out of Adelaide. So to see these thing's in South Australia, was even more of a buzz!!<p>It all happened so quickly and I wanted to take some more pic's, plus my phone is old and I was hoping the picture's were going to be alot better but like I said, when the four guy's came out, they didn't look too impressed, so I thought the best thing to do was to walk away, I didn't want any trouble!!<p>I sat at the servo for about 10min waiting for them to leave, but they wouldn't, they just kept eyeing me off in my work van. <p>I found the whole situation hilarious, because I think I took them by surprise?? I don't think they thought anyone from around this part of the world knew what they were or would have taken any notice of them??<p>They were wrong!!<p>The rear light's on the RD-X reminded me of the North American Accord, the model before the just recently facelifted model.<p>From what I could see, the rear light's on the CR-V's, are silmilar to the current model, in that the reverse and turn signal light's are clear, while the break lights are the usual red.<p>The back side rear window's look weird. the roofline doesn't follow the window. The roofline sit's like the current model, but then the window comes away from the roofline, making it look awkward. As I said, the rear side window's are very similar to the Honda Stream MPV's window's.<p>Also, it looked as though the CR-V and RD-X had similar styled rear bumper's?? <p>And I was surprised at how big the RD-X looked. It was roughly the same size as the CR-V. It looked very classy, but I doubt we'll see it in Australia, considering Honda doesn't sell Acura in Australia.<p>Both the CR-V's and RD-X look similar in size to the new Toyota Rav4. There was one parked with the group at the time, so you could tell the size of these thing's.

against the wall
03-29-2006, 03:07 PM
its not the first time a car has been caught down under. the new IS was caught there by someone on these boards by someone who lives in australia.

LEXUS FAN!
03-29-2006, 03:53 PM
that's true...they didn't know what it was at the time they saw it...only after it debuted they realized it<p>but yea...i'm very curious about the CRV

QWERTY
03-29-2006, 05:39 PM
TeeDi, thanks for the info about the catch. Just asked about Sydney cuz I used to live there a long time ago :) <p>About what they were doing down there...Hmmm. The Honda guys seems to be doing some road trips, which is a term that we use when comparing competitors' vehicles to ours. <p>And knowing that it is hot down there (well, it is past winter but may be near Adelaide, it is still hot?), they may be doing some hot tests.<br>More probable, cause the vehicles do not carry much camos. In hot tests, where a vehicle goes through a beating under the hot weather, camos are real poor variables, since they cover up the front fascia and makes normal ventilation useless.<p>I understand the edginess of the Honda guys: heard that Honda's security can be compared to that of CIA's! (haha...right.). <p>In any case, thanks for the good read, and btw, it is highly likely that the Honda guys keep using the same route for tests...unless they see this site. <p>BTW, it is interesting that Honda chose down under for testing, since the only place down there I know of for car companies to go for testing is like New Zeland. Hmmm. Anyone here from Honda??? :)

techead979
04-17-2006, 12:49 PM
Any other info yet, pictures, or specs??? Waiting to see if it will be competitive vs. the rav4...

Nurburgring
04-19-2006, 01:50 PM
if there was, we would supply them...

uneek
04-19-2006, 02:15 PM
<IMG SRC="http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7494/newcrv5vi.jpg" BORDER="0">

Nurburgring
04-19-2006, 02:28 PM
Finally, no spare tire at the back~!

TeeDi
04-19-2006, 02:37 PM
They are the same CR-V's and RDX that I saw too!! See the previous page. <p>

Nurburgring
04-19-2006, 02:41 PM
If u can remember, did the CRV have that grille that many renderings showed?(the man with tape on mouth thing).

TeeDi
04-19-2006, 02:46 PM
Sorry mate, I only got a look from the side and from the rear, but not from the front.<p>

LEXUS FAN!
04-19-2006, 03:37 PM
it looks good from that angle<p>the positive side<br>no spare tire<p>the bad side<br>full length taillights

Nurburgring
04-19-2006, 03:42 PM
I think they should keep the long taillights as a CRV only design thing.

acura.007
04-19-2006, 03:45 PM
they dont really show the tailights so how do u know if its good.i might be the same as the old<br>The rav 4 is definetly worse

Nurburgring
04-19-2006, 03:46 PM
u can tell by the outlines of the tape!

LEXUS FAN!
04-19-2006, 04:21 PM
what magazine is it from?

scorpio14
04-19-2006, 04:23 PM
Wheels... an Australian magazine

geary
04-19-2006, 04:24 PM
Wheels (Australia)

LEXUS FAN!
04-19-2006, 04:29 PM
thanks :)

Charger
04-25-2006, 06:55 PM
<A HREF="http://blogs.edmunds.com/Straightline/947" TARGET="_blank">http://blogs.edmunds.com/Straightline/947</A>

Nurburgring
04-25-2006, 07:05 PM
Umm..Charger, that was already posted but thanks anyways~!

Charger
04-25-2006, 07:58 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MAZDA5GT</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Umm..Charger, that was already posted but thanks anyways~!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>who cares, it's a clearer pic with a little more info from the comments<p>Anyway, here's some info from TCC with a large pic<br><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/images/gallery/10908_ZHPHCXYBRRMDO.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co...O.jpg</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">onda introduced its Acura RDX at the New York Auto Show earlier this month. Still under wraps, however, is the sister vehicle, the Honda CR-V, which will be built on the same platform. Now this latest spy shot captures a prototype CR-V closely following a prototype Acura RDX as they both undergo testing in Australia.<p>The overall size and shape of the two vehicles is quite similar, but there are numerous differences. Disguise on the side of the CR-V make it look to have side windows similar in shape to the RDX, but a closer look reveals that the side windows of the CR-V curve downward towards the rear, giving the windows a profile shape quite different from the RDX. Also note that the CR-V continues to have its taillights mounted vertically, running up the pillar on either side of the rear window, while the RDX has more traditional horizontal lights mounted across the tail just below the rear window.<p>One big difference from prior CR-V is that the spare tire is no longer mounted outside on the tail. This has allowed the new CR-V to have a true hatchback design instead of using a horizontal-swinging door. The prototype CR-V also has just one exhaust pipe at the tail, instead of the dual pipes of the RDX. The CR-V is expected to continue using a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, but with the output upped slightly to 170 hp. It will not offer the turbocharged engine found in the RDX.<p>Inside the CR-V will continue to have two rows of seats, with a capacity of five people. It will be slightly shorter and lower than before, but a bit wider. The Honda CR-V is expected to be introduced in September as a 2007 model.-Hidden Image </TD></TR></TABLE><br>source: TCC<p><br><i>Modified by Charger at 11:21 PM 4/25/2006</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Charger at 11:22 PM 4/25/2006</i>

evomk8
04-26-2006, 06:27 AM
Hmmm.... only to seat 5? 170hp 2.4l 4-cylinder, what about a V6? I wonder how accurate TCC is on this? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

synthesis
04-26-2006, 11:20 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>evomk8</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmmm.... only to seat 5? 170hp 2.4l 4-cylinder, what about a V6? I wonder how accurate TCC is on this?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would say very accurate. Not every SUV needs to cater to the McDonalds chompin fat a$$es who think they need a V6 and 8 seats. I applaud Honda for realizing that a compact SUV with a simple, powerful 4 banger is still necessary and remarkably sufficient for 99% of buyers.<p>Besides, we know the RDX will only have a 4 cylinder (albeit turbocharged), so why would you think the CR-V (a lesser ute on the same platform) would get a V-6? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

Ascariss
04-26-2006, 11:27 AM
Gas prices are going up, a V6 isn't a great tool to help in mileage and sales, since honda can claim better fuel economy on the 4 cylinder. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>it's a small suv, no use for a v6 to be honest. what's wrong with setting 5 people in the crv? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> I don't think you'd want to cram 6-7 people in that thing. the current crv formula has worked quite well, no need to change it much, just improve minor details really.

MR_MiKE25
04-26-2006, 11:58 AM
I agree with a lot of people that the V6 and 7 seat configuration are not necessary, but I think Honda is making a mistake by at least not including them as options. <p>Yes, the original CR-V has been a hit and the formula shouldn't have to be redone, but the compact market is shifting. Many people who would have gotten a Highlander were able to get the new Rav4 instead due to it's increase in size and extra seating as well as V6.<p>While they can claim better gas mileage with a 4 cylinder, it's not like they can't have a V6 as an option and still use the 4 cylinder for promotions and ads. Just today I saw a Rav4 ad claiming 30mpg, and that is obviously for the 4 cylinder. However, some people may want the extra kick of the Rav4's powerful V6 (269 hp).<p>Honda seems to have a problem, or at least in their head they think they have a problem in differentiating models with similar engines. The RDX was given a turbo 4 cylinder so as nto to encroach on the MDX's v6. By that standard, a "lowly" CR-V could not have a V6, which is IMO ridiculous. The market is big enough for them to equip multiple engines and give people choices. <p>Same goes for the TSX and TL, many people would like a TSX with a V6 option, and it wouldn't necessarily take away form the TL since the TL is bigger and mroe luxurious. Same would have gone for the RDX/MDX, and thus a CR-V equipped with a V6 would have been viable.<p>Hyundai/Kia are even going ahead of Honda on this one and to not offer it is foolish IMO. Yes, gas is rising, but let that be the people's decision.

thedesigner
04-26-2006, 12:37 PM
...keeping in mind the Tuscon and Sportage V6 only make 173. There's not much competition in the small SUV market and I think Honda is right not to super-size the CRV or its engine. The RAV4 stomps on the Highlander in V6 guise; the Honda pilot sells well, why cannibalize sales?

WeTinh
04-26-2006, 12:58 PM
[QUOTE=thedesigner The RAV4 stomps on the Highlander in V6 guise[/QUOTE]<p>The HL is on its last leg, you don't think they will come out with a new and better one to put the Rav in its place?<br>

tek2k
04-26-2006, 02:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>evomk8</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hmmm.... only to seat 5? 170hp 2.4l 4-cylinder, what about a V6? I wonder how accurate TCC is on this? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>what's wrong with "only to seat 5?" more room for the rear passengers. why waste space for a useless third row in a small suv?

evomk8
04-26-2006, 02:56 PM
Wow! I really got something rolling here.... :-)<p>I'm pretty sure the CRV will sell well, especially with the rising fuel prices, regardless of its packaging. Though, I still believe in giving the customer options is a good idea.

Excellerator
04-26-2006, 03:01 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tek2k</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>what's wrong with "only to seat 5?"</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I second that. I know many families that only have two to four people, and rarely, if ever, they need six or seven seats. The only time I knew of someone who needed more than five seats was my Aunt, who carried me, Mom, Dad, her, my Uncle, and her godson. And she drives a 1998 Caravan. That was two years ago on a "family trip" to go somewhere three miles away, and she has never carried more than five people since then. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Then there is a woman I know who thought she needed a minivan to transport her two kids (ages 5 and two). So she had her neighbor buy her a used 1999 Ford Windstar with 140,000 miles and carries seven people. Talk about excess. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Then her mother buys a newer Jeep Grand Cherokee with all the options and all she ever does is drive to work and back.<p>As for my family, I have had the pleasure of stuffing $450 worth of groceries (three grocery carts-full) into the back of a 1999 Camry LE (with a 133-horsepower four-cylinder) still have room for five and have enough power to cruise along effortlessly on the way home.<p>So as for a four-cylinder CRV that seats five, I think that's a great idea. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Keep it simple.

nismo
04-26-2006, 03:11 PM
Why do people think the RAV4 is huge now. Its the same size as the CRV now. The Rav4 is not really Highlander size and the next Highlander will make it even more obvious. <p>As for no V6 or 3rd row, yes it would be a nice option but its not necessary...

Nurburgring
04-26-2006, 03:16 PM
<A HREF="http://automobiles.honda.com/cr-v/index.aspx " TARGET="_blank">http://automobiles.honda.com/cr-v/index.aspx </A><p>Sign up and get the info of the new CR-V first-hand!

scorpio14
04-26-2006, 04:19 PM
I agree with alot of uz.... im glad Honda is keepin the CRV a 5 seater and 4-cylinder SUV.... AND i wish Toyota did the same with the RAV4, i think its pointless as people here are sayin to have a compact SUV with such a big and powerful V6. They should have kept the RAV4 how the Euro and Japan version is all over the whole, small and 4-cylinder only.... and the worst thing is that Australia brought the bigger RAV4 and only have the 4-cylinder engine, with the extra weight making the cars performance and fuel effiency worse then if they had just brought the Euro/Japan RAV4 with a 4-cylinder engine.<p>I dont say V6 is a mad this in a Compact SUV, like the one thatll be in the Outlander will be alright, coz its a small V6 and nuthin thatll overlap it against the Pajero. If CRV or RAV4 needed a V6.... id say keep it under or at a 3.0L capacity. <p>I cant wait to c how the CRV turns out.... i hope theyll put the euro-accords 2.4L in it, thatll better any V6 i'd say

MR_MiKE25
04-26-2006, 05:17 PM
So many of you feel so negatively about the options of a V6 and a thrid row seat, and I find it almost impossible to understand why. I don't say this to flmae or fight, but you act as if they offer a V6 and a thrid row that would be the ONLY way to get one, which, as evidenced by the Rav4, is not the case. You all may not see the benefit to these, especially the third row seat, and while yes it is small, cramped, etc., it provides the seating when you need it. As a college student who loves heading out to the beach in the summer, it'd be great to fit 6 of my buddies in one car and I even wouldn't mind because at this stage in our lives extreme comfort isn't the primary concern, and nto to mention the third rows are not as bad as everyone makes them out to be, and I am 5ft 9in.<p>The third row is also convienient for young mothers who are may need to bring along the children's friends from school or pick up family/cousins.<p>The third row isn't meant for full sized adults so if you remove that idea from your head you probably wouldn't write it off so quickly.<p>If you don't want the third row, either fold it flat or don't get it as an option, but it still stands that the market has changed and people deserve the choice.<p>Selling a V6 and a third row as options for those who WANT them are only going to help attract more people, rather than turn away those who want it and they don't offer it.<p>And while yes the Hyundai V6 isn't powerful, to the average consumer they just hear that the Hyundai can come with a V6, even with the case of the new Suzuki Grand Vitara, and the hp means very little to them, and they thus see Honda being beaten out since they only have a 4 cylinder when other braqnds offer a V6. Aside from enthusiats, the hp makes little difference to the average consumer, they only care if its a V6 or 4 cylinder, and I know plenty of people liek this, while I am not stating that this is always the case, it serves that it is a great deal of the time.

uneek
04-27-2006, 09:38 AM
I agree with most of the people here that Honda should keep the CRV with 4 cylinder and 5 seats. But I think Honda should also bring the diesel engine i-CTDI to US which is already built-in in the current and next CRV!

boston
04-27-2006, 05:37 PM
Its just fine that it seats "only" five. Most of the time it will only need one seat,<br>Need more than five, I think the Pilot will be the car for you.<p>And yes I can't wait to see Diesels over here. I just don't think GM/Ford/Chrysler are ready for my2008 when the diesels will start to take over

Nurburgring
04-27-2006, 06:14 PM
I think there's no problem right now based on speculations but I really dislike that front grille that many renderings are showing. Im worried too because its starting to look like it especially the side.

fockerRN
04-27-2006, 10:15 PM
I drive a 2004 CR-V with a 5-speed, and it honestly has more than enough power for day-to-day driving. Honda has a philosophy about their cars that you don't need big engines and big horsepower numbers in order to make a great car (look at the NSX). The 2.4L 4-cylinder on the current CR-V is smooth and has lots of power, even with 5 people on board, while returning a consistent 23 mpg. There is no reason to follow Toyota and make the CR-V a 7-passenger vehicle with a V-6. Ask most CR-V owners, and they will tell you the formula is perfect. As a side note, I just wish they had left the spare tire on the back because on the current and last gen, there is a big space under the main cargo area (where a spare would normally be). Knowing Honda though, I'm sure this is form following function, and I can't wait to see the final result.<p>And yeah, it would be great to see a diesel option in the next couple years.

Bass-o-Matic
04-28-2006, 08:32 AM
This time last year, I would have agreed with you. <p>Unfortunately, not just in this segment, Toyota has changed the measuring stick with a V6 that is apparently fairly inexpensive, mondo-powerful and unbelievably fuel efficient. <p>I can't believe that, once volumes are up for RAV4 V6 & 3-row production, Honda won't feel some level of pressure, since there seems to be no downside

anonms
04-28-2006, 04:15 PM
Even if the CR-V no longer has the spare tire on the back, at least it still has its full-height taillamps.<p>Will it have a picnic table? Honda should offer that on all their cars. Asian people would be swarming over Hondas, then, since they're the perfect size for Mahjong. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Nurburgring
04-28-2006, 05:56 PM
They most likely will<br>

WeTinh
04-29-2006, 06:59 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fockerRN</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Honda has a philosophy about their cars that you don't need big engines and big horsepower numbers in order to make a great car (look at the NSX).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>thats why they're coming out with a v10. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
04-29-2006, 09:39 AM
<A HREF="http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com/2006/04/2007-honda-crv.html#comments" TARGET="_blank">http://thehollywoodextra.blogs...ments</A>

StevenZoz
05-02-2006, 07:54 PM
<A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enthusiasts/Spy_Shots/Spy_Shots_2007_Honda_CR-V.S178.A10364.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co....html</A>

AM2
05-02-2006, 11:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>here. in my head</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Even if the CR-V no longer has the spare tire on the back </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Its interesting that in Japan, the current CR-V is available without a door mounted spare tire.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.honda.co.jp/democar/cr-v/image/grade/nsp-rear.jpg" BORDER="0">

StevenZoz
05-03-2006, 03:50 AM
that's the same situation with the rav4. we're like the only ones with the rear mounted spare.

AM2
05-03-2006, 05:00 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevenzoz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">we're like the only ones with the rear mounted spare.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>We also get the LWB Rav4 with a rear mounted spare in the Philippines... <br><IMG SRC="http://www.strategiy.com/news/20051212044205/rav4.JPG" BORDER="0"><br>...same with the UAE, Australia and some other markets.

qazqaz
05-03-2006, 02:07 PM
The European spec RAV4 X / T180 has no rear mounted spare as it has run flat tires which is okay but because it has run flat tires the ride is bit harder due to the harder side walls in the tires.

Player4
05-24-2006, 12:33 PM
<A HREF="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/31-32352-747094-48549/a.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.autoweek.com/ser...a.jpg</A><p>Source: Got it from VTEC.net but it says Auto Bild...<p><br>CR-V looks really nice, ver nice proportions and everything seems to look just right.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 5:39 PM 5/24/2006</i>

knicks125
05-24-2006, 02:39 PM
New sketch and more:<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=19780" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=19780</A>

Blackraven
05-24-2006, 10:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Its interesting that in Japan, the current CR-V is available without a door mounted spare tire.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.honda.co.jp/democar/cr-v/image/grade/nsp-rear.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Same goes with Singapore (they also get from Japan).<p>More importantly, why would they have to get this car from Japan (when Thailand is a closer source).<p>Haha, since they got it from Japan and had to pay extra, they didn't get the 2.4 liter version <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

Blackraven
05-26-2006, 07:32 AM
At first I thought so and it was true.<p>Until I stand corrected....<p><IMG SRC="http://www.honda.co.jp/CR-V/photo-lib/image/photo05.jpg" BORDER="0">

AM2
06-03-2006, 12:40 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Blackraven</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">At first I thought so and it was true.<p>Until I stand corrected....</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Both versions(with and without the rear mounted spare) are available in Japan.

turboCRV
06-05-2006, 10:14 AM
I can't find a new picture of 2007 CR-V interior from worldwide!<p>What does the 2007 CR-V interior looks alike as Accord, Civic or Odyssey platform? I want different shift knob, spacious CR-V cockpit. I would love to see the blue backlit gauges sparkle and shine. Is it include with a rear storage well cover or a card/picnic/work table? I really want Michelin tires instead of Bridgestone Duelers OEM. What size of tires?<p>Shift knob looks so ugly on 2002 thru 2006 CR-V! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Please show me a new interior pictures. I can't wait. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

ACURARDX
06-05-2006, 11:03 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>turboCRV</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I can't find a new picture of 2007 CR-V interior from worldwide!<p>What does the 2007 CR-V interior looks alike as Accord, Civic or Odyssey platform? I want different shift knob, spacious CR-V cockpit. I would love to see the blue backlit gauges sparkle and shine. Is it include with a rear storage well cover or a card/picnic/work table? I really want Michelin tires instead of Bridgestone Duelers OEM. What size of tires?<p>Shift knob looks so ugly on 2002 thru 2006 CR-V! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Please show me a new interior pictures. I can't wait. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, the new interior pictures haven't surfaced on the internet yet and it's early for Honda to release official pics of a vehicle that is coming in late August/early September of this year. So you just have to wait probably until late summer, then maybe some interior spy pics might come out but as far as I know currently, I have not come across any new C-RV interior pics. But you can sign up for more info and pictures that will come in the future here: <A HREF="http://automobiles.honda.com/cr-v" TARGET="_blank">http://automobiles.honda.com/cr-v</A>/<p>Note: I did hear something about dealers in America will be accepting orders for the new CR-V starting on June 9th.<p>2007 CR-V Colors (exterior/interior) (from <A HREF="http://www.topix.net" TARGET="_blank">http://www.topix.net</A>)<p>Barrego Beige/Ivory <br>Glacier Blue/Grey <br>Greentea Metallic/Ivory <br>Formal Black/Ivory or Black <br>Taffeta White/Grey <br>Royal Blue/Black <br>Red/Grey

FaLeX
06-07-2006, 02:49 PM
<A HREF="http://www.vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=567791" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vtec.net/news/news-...67791</A>

MaytagRepairman
06-07-2006, 03:15 PM
I really hope that front end turns out better than I think it is.

SHEPO
06-07-2006, 03:59 PM
Looks a lot like that chop in that Japanese magazine a little while back (sorry; too lazy/tired right now to locate it).

StevenZoz
06-07-2006, 04:36 PM
i did a quick photoshop of the front.<p>im 97% positive this is how its going to look. except the lights will be a little 'bigger' (more chrome inside the lights) but for right now thats the general shape of them, theyll just have a little more added on to what i have.<p><IMG SRC="http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/6181/hondacrv6xt.jpg" BORDER="0">

JBlair
06-07-2006, 04:48 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevenzoz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i did a quick photoshop of the front.<p>im 97% positive this is how its going to look. except the lights will be a little 'bigger' (more chrome inside the lights) but for right now thats the general shape of them, theyll just have a little more added on to what i have.<p><IMG SRC="http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/6181/hondacrv6xt.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>The lights won't look like that. They'll be more like the current CR-V's lights.

StevenZoz
06-07-2006, 05:11 PM
but thats exactly how they are in the spyshot. im not saying mine are exactly like it. the shape of mine is diff than the actual one will be but thats how the inner light will look (with the circle parts and stuff)

JBlair
06-07-2006, 05:51 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevenzoz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">but thats exactly how they are in the spyshot. im not saying mine are exactly like it. the shape of mine is diff than the actual one will be but thats how the inner light will look (with the circle parts and stuff)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ohhh ok. Well then its a great impression then. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

tek2k
06-08-2006, 10:55 PM
the front end looks ok, but that smiley grill just ruins it all.

Nurburgring
06-11-2006, 06:29 AM
<A HREF="http://autospy.dreamwiz.com/board/bbs.php?table=spyshot2&query=view&uid=981&p=1" TARGET="_blank">http://autospy.dreamwiz.com/bo...1&p=1</A><p>Hey look stevenzoz, your impression is on Autospy Dreamwiz (Korean) and apparently they're saying it is made by Suk Jin Park of Topboard. Funny.

StevenZoz
06-11-2006, 02:35 PM
wow. i can even see my watermark.<p>well. im kinda happy, ive always been waiting for something like this =]

acura.007
06-11-2006, 06:15 PM
all i have to say is that i just like the current <br>cr-v MORE!!

Player4
06-12-2006, 06:18 AM
Hey just found this:<p><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6060612.002/6060612.002.mini1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6060612.002/6060612.002.mini2L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6060612.002/6060612.002.mini3L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6060612.002/6060612.002.mini4L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><p>Source:<br><A HREF="http://www.WorldCarFans.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.WorldCarFans.com</A>

the1
06-12-2006, 03:34 PM
It looks nice.

LEXUS FAN!
06-12-2006, 03:43 PM
in those pics it looks much smaller and not as rugid...<p>much improved, but still some things i would prefer<p>it seems like a pretty accurate chop except for the xenons

Nurburgring
06-12-2006, 04:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">in those pics it looks much smaller and not as rugid...<p>much improved, but still some things i would prefer<p><B>it seems like a pretty accurate chop except for the xenons</B></TD></TR></TABLE><p>it aint a chop buddy this is the real deal!

SHEPO
06-12-2006, 04:12 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">in those pics it looks much smaller and not as rugid...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Am I the only one that thinks it looks a lot bigger than the current CR-V?

Nurburgring
06-12-2006, 04:14 PM
No you're not, dont worry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> .

SV
06-12-2006, 04:16 PM
i'm liking it so far, but i'd like it alot more if the current RAV4 wasn't around...

CosworthKid
06-12-2006, 05:33 PM
Seems this is one of those times where u read everyone's posts about an up-coming car and think : heck, no one really likes this or cares about it..heck, i dont like it or feel remotely interested in it. I think Honda will have a hard time selling this car against stiff competition from makers such as Toyota, Mazda, Ford and even future VW products. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sleep.gif" BORDER="0">

knihc2008
06-12-2006, 06:54 PM
Looks like it's going way upscale from what the CRV is now, does it not?

JBlair
06-12-2006, 06:56 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looks like it's going way upscale from what the CRV is now, does it not?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You really think so? I actually would disagree, and say that its keeping practically the same style as the current one. (just with a moronic curved window)

knihc2008
06-12-2006, 07:01 PM
I dunno, it just looks like a thicker, more substantial truck to me.

JBlair
06-12-2006, 07:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I dunno, it just looks like a thicker, more substantial truck to me.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ahh okay. Yeah I agree with that. The current one looks a little 'thin' and weak, but this one does look a lot more meaty.

Nurburgring
06-12-2006, 07:36 PM
As long as Honda prices them right, this will beat the RAV4 in sales. Im quite impressed actually.

Vincent2857
06-12-2006, 08:04 PM
2007 CRV spyshots pictures......look like STREAM though.<p><A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/country/jcf/spyphotoID/6060612.002/honda/more-2007-honda-cr-v-spy-photos" TARGET="_blank">http://www.worldcarfans.com/sp...hotos</A>

Ascariss
06-12-2006, 08:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vincent2857</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">2007 CRV spyshots pictures......look like STREAM though.<p><A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/country/jcf/spyphotoID/6060612.002/honda/more-2007-honda-cr-v-spy-photos" TARGET="_blank">http://www.worldcarfans.com/sp...hotos</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>check the previous page, already posted.

LEXUS FAN!
06-12-2006, 08:55 PM
that looks like a chop from the front bumper...oops<br>i don't understand why honda would bother covering up if they have their logo out in the open though<p>then it looks better than i thought

JBlair
06-12-2006, 08:58 PM
That curved window just doesn't work with the rest of the design. It almost looks like the thing is a hunchback..........

CosworthKid
06-12-2006, 09:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MAZDA5GT</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">As long as Honda prices them right, this will beat the RAV4 in sales. Im quite impressed actually.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I doubt it. Current CR-V did not sell better before current RAV-4( in Europe at least). And the new one looking like the old one wont help either. This is no X5, evolutionary design is a bad idea for the CR-V IMO

tek2k
06-12-2006, 11:56 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CosworthKid</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I doubt it. Current CR-V did not sell better before current RAV-4( in Europe at least). </TD></TR></TABLE><br>the cr-v wiped the floor with the rav4 AND highlander in north america.

uneek
06-16-2006, 11:26 AM
<A HREF="http://news.autovia.sk/img/galleries/20_448e69e8024c4.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://news.autovia.sk/img/gal...4.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://news.autovia.sk/img/galleries/21_448e69e806381.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://news.autovia.sk/img/gal...1.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://news.autovia.sk/img/galleries/80_448e69e8294aa.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://news.autovia.sk/img/gal...a.jpg</A>

CosworthKid
06-16-2006, 02:29 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tek2k</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>the cr-v wiped the floor with the rav4 AND highlander in north america.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dunno...in Europe it seems to be other way around, at least where ive been

turboCRV
06-17-2006, 01:36 AM
The <B>2007 CR-V</B> will have the following features which were not available on the 2nd generation: Telescopic Steering Wheel, Bi-Level Digital Readout Instrument Panel, Center Console with: Floor Shifter, Extra Large Storage Compartment and Cupholders, Variable Intermitent Windshield Wipers, Automatic Climate Control System on EX and EX-L and Daytime Running Lights!!! This info comes from a Dealership Pre-Order Fact Sheet!!! Enjoy!!!

Oz Astra
06-17-2006, 03:33 AM
is it just me or do i see a lot of Chevrolet/Holden Captiva/Daewoo Winstorm in that new CRV?!

mzoltarp
06-17-2006, 08:13 AM
lol possibly yes. I do think the CRV will look better than the RDX. The nose of the RDX is just odd looking.

ACURARDX
06-17-2006, 03:53 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.gazeta.ru/files/662719/hnd1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>A quick photoshop not done by me but by someone else. Funny that, there is only one fog light.

mzoltarp
06-17-2006, 06:12 PM
That's an odd but unique look. Not bad but definitely unique.

against the wall
06-17-2006, 06:51 PM
ehh i dont like that chop. the body seems more smoother than the face in that chop. hopefully it wont look like that.

jhaber
06-17-2006, 07:21 PM
Ahhhhhh, now it makes sense... Do you guys remember that mysterious prototype SUV spotted in New York around the time of the RDX and CX-9 intros? It just clicked that the side windowline of the new CR-V match it perfectly. <p>Also, Honda's corporate policy says that all badges must be covered up on prototypes -- that says to me that those pictures have been altered somewhat already. <p>*

ACURARDX
06-17-2006, 07:32 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jhaber</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ahhhhhh, now it makes sense... Do you guys remember that mysterious prototype SUV spotted in New York around the time of the RDX and CX-9 intros? It just clicked that the side windowline of the new CR-V match it perfectly. <p>Also, Honda's corporate policy says that all badges must be covered up on prototypes -- that says to me that those pictures have been altered somewhat already. <p>*</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5230/mistery9uo.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>You mean this picture?

JBlair
06-17-2006, 07:49 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jhaber</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ahhhhhh, now it makes sense... Do you guys remember that mysterious prototype SUV spotted in New York around the time of the RDX and CX-9 intros? It just clicked that the side windowline of the new CR-V match it perfectly. <p>Also, Honda's corporate policy says that all badges must be covered up on prototypes -- that says to me that those pictures have been altered somewhat already. <p>*</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Uhm... not unless the CR-V is mysteriously getting a sharp, squared off window line and all of the prototypes up until now were just mistakes. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
06-17-2006, 07:58 PM
yea so the size, doorhandle locations, rear lights, front lights, windowline, etc. are all different? a more logical guess for that could also be the next pilot but its way too early so its probably just the production mdx.

Nurburgring
06-17-2006, 08:19 PM
The rear taillight is supposed to be long but this "mysterious one" has the RDX taillights. It just looks like an RDX enlargened.

jhaber
06-18-2006, 06:54 AM
Hahaha okay, okay, my memory isn't what it used to be! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Please disregard that post (at least the part about that mystery SUV...) as I have clearly been off my meds for a few days now. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Coulda sworn that one had a tapered rear window.... ahhh well. When you're wrong, you're wrong. Moving on...<p>*<br>

SHEPO
06-18-2006, 08:59 AM
That "mysterious SUV" is the second-generation Acura MDX.

mitsupwr
06-21-2006, 07:59 AM
heres the latest pics<br><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060621/FREE/60620001/1024" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/apps/p.../1024</A>

qazqaz
06-21-2006, 10:34 AM
Already been posted previous page (8)

auto-motive
06-23-2006, 08:23 AM
Seems like there are some undisguised CR-V's running around Vancouver, so anyone in the area, arm yourselves with a digicam & keep an eye out!

kenobe23
06-26-2006, 10:09 PM
I'm pretty sure I saw a CRV this weekend on the way up to whistler. It was coming the other way and we were both travelling pretty fast so I didn't get the best look at it. Somehow in that split second it registered in my brain because of the grill, which looked quite a bit like the one in these pics:<p><A HREF="http://www.vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=567791" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vtec.net/news/news-...67791</A>

the1
06-27-2006, 06:52 AM
When will the new CR-V be launched?

ACURARDX
06-27-2006, 06:45 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>the1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">When will the new CR-V be launched?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Most likely it will be launched this fall or else if not, then at the 2007 North American International Auto Show.

the1
06-28-2006, 03:35 AM
CR-V uncovered.<p><A HREF="http://www.hondasuv.com/main2/files/small_side.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hondasuv.com/main2/files/small_side.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.hondasuv.com/main2/files/small_front.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hondasuv.com/main2/...t.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.hondasuv.com/main2/files/small_back.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hondasuv.com/main2/files/small_back.jpg</A><p>hondasuv.com

mzoltarp
06-28-2006, 04:03 AM
The nose is a bit busy but ok. Overall it is a HUGE improvement over the current CR-V which is not even remotely handsome. The rear view is quite appealing.

against the wall
06-28-2006, 09:20 AM
all i get is a not found. fix the link please.

autodanse
06-28-2006, 09:46 AM
damn, too late

Player4
06-28-2006, 10:07 AM
Here they are guys:<p><A HREF="http://i4.tinypic.com/160alpy.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i4.tinypic.com/160alpy.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://i4.tinypic.com/160ao7a.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i4.tinypic.com/160ao7a.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://i3.tinypic.com/160ao0l.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i3.tinypic.com/160ao0l.jpg</A>

against the wall
06-28-2006, 10:13 AM
that is one odd windowline...

uneek
06-28-2006, 10:27 AM
that car looks more like a minivan than a SUV. <br>and whappened to the front grill????

CarMattZu777
06-28-2006, 10:37 AM
I don't know if I can force myself to like it........ Its sooooo odd.

the1
06-28-2006, 10:56 AM
It looks awkward, but it's not that bad. It's certainly more interesting than its predecessor.

Ascariss
06-28-2006, 10:59 AM
I see strong cues from the honda pilot in the front, and accord lights. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> What happened to the front bumper. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> It shoots off the front of the car like a battering ram. The rear looks fine, fresh and fits in nicely together, except the rear side window/C pillar area. Feels like an afterthought. I'm not really sure what honda was thinking with that lower part of the grill. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
06-28-2006, 11:01 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>the1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It looks awkward, but it's not that bad. It's certainly more interesting than its predecessor.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I have to agree. If Honda was looking for a design that wouldn't be confused for anything else, it has definitely acheived that. The issue I have is that it's profile looks as if two different designs were super-imposed on each other and the end result is not sure which styling direction to follow. The over all efect is clean, but I'm not sure if it is entirely succesful.<p>I do have a problem with the front grill/air-dam combination. It looks almost unfinished. I hope that this is just a view of a prototype and the the finished front end finds a cleaner way of including the large bumper air-intake slot.

the1
06-28-2006, 11:33 AM
The front is too messy and the entire design seems to be a cross between the new Stream, the old CR-V and the new Civic.

jhaber
06-28-2006, 12:30 PM
Anyone have any idea what the purpose of the bulge in the tailgate might be? it's kind of like an oval that comes to a point on each side of the license plate...<p><A HREF="http://i3.tinypic.com/160ao0l.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i3.tinypic.com/160ao0l.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20060621&Kategori=PHOTOS02&Lopenr=621001&Ref=PH&Item=3&Logo=/g/autoweek_watermark.gif&Maxw=600" TARGET="_blank">http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/a...w=600</A><p><br>As if it didn't look strange enough as is....<p>*<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 6:56 PM 6/28/2006</i>

the1
06-28-2006, 12:35 PM
It's purely cosmetic.

anonms
06-28-2006, 01:28 PM
Gosh, I hate that stupid nose. It looks awkwardly disgusting. I can't believe the Stream looks soo good and this looks so crappy. Or at least the front end. I love the profile and rear views.

CalinG7
06-28-2006, 02:57 PM
The only part I like is the rear, which is clean, if not exciting. But it looks like two different designers worked on the front and side views. The front is very sharp and angular, but then the side has that long, rounded, sweeping, curving window line. Doesn't mesh at all. I was hoping I'd like it, but I don't, at all.

spwolf
06-28-2006, 06:45 PM
it looks a bit strange, BUT it also looks gazillion times better than current version.<p>And if current version sold so well....

syadasti
06-28-2006, 07:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/images/gallery/10908_ZHPHCXYBRRMDO.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co...O.jpg</A><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Should have gone with a traditional rear side window like it was taped out in this older spyshot and lose the gaping grill setup <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

JBlair
06-28-2006, 08:01 PM
Honda was SO close to making a great looking vehicle, but that window line pretty much ruins any of the better details of the car.

boston
06-28-2006, 08:49 PM
I sure hope that the driver of that Honda either rear ended something or Honda is trying to pull a fast one on all the spy photogs out there<p>Honda B9 Edsel not to my liking<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by boston at 7:10 PM 6/30/2006</i>

turboCRV
06-29-2006, 07:39 PM
Here's a site with two photos from a Vancouver test drive. Found these on vtec.net Great quality photos, you can see lots of details whether you like them or not. <p><br>Very difficult to read the sidewall style: blackwall. Have you seen these pictures that I mention tire brand name is MICHELIN? Am I right???? <p>Front "cross" variable intermitent windshield wipers are about the same as 2006 Honda Civic.<p><A HREF="http://07hondacrv.myphotoalbum.com/view_photo.php?full=1&set_albumName=album01&id=IMG_0267" TARGET="_blank">http://07hondacrv.myphotoalbum..._0267</A><p><A HREF="http://07hondacrv.myphotoalbum.com/view_photo.php?full=1&set_albumName=album01&id=IMG_0266" TARGET="_blank">http://07hondacrv.myphotoalbum..._0266</A>

against the wall
06-29-2006, 08:47 PM
ok now i think honda just left the car there for customer reaction maybe for some last minute changes. the side profile is actually growing on me. and i think i can find a fix to make the windowline work. well one would be to just change it completely but its kinda late for that. another would be this. if you look at the pics turbocrv posted. look at the one of the side profile and look where the top of the taillight meets the end of the roof. see how its kind of edged? if they didnt have that as an edge but more as the roof curving down a little bit towards the taillight it would look more smoother and the windowline just might fit better.<p><br>that front is absolutely horrendous though. put the camo back on the front... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0">

Ascariss
06-29-2006, 10:55 PM
Great, another car that was in vancouver and I didn't know, ffs.

against the wall
06-29-2006, 10:56 PM
ascariss it was on a photo shoot (i learned from other boards) and it might still be there...

Ascariss
06-29-2006, 11:01 PM
hmm link, cuz i might be able to go down there and check it out.

Ascariss
06-29-2006, 11:18 PM
hmm, I can't put my finger on where this is arg.

Vltava
06-30-2006, 07:29 AM
In this episode: Honda makes the Ssongyang Rodius look coherent...<p>Seriously, hmmmm. It looks a little like the designers were trying to choose between two front ends and chose both. They overlayed the chrome snout of the current model onto the U-shaped element.<p>The dropping windowline violently clashes with the tall taillight shape. It almost looks like the guy who did the sides never met with the guy who did the back until it was too late. The guy who did the back was thinking 9-3 Combi and the guy who did the sides was thinking R Class Merc.<p>And what's the deal with those little square bump-outs on the side sills? I guess they're supposed to make the car look "tough." Audi used them in showcar versions of it's Allroad but left them off for production. Anyway, they take away from the attempt at smoothness created by the rest of the bodyside. Also, they make washing the car more of a pain.<p>This thing also looks a lot longer than the current model. Is it?

the1
06-30-2006, 08:25 AM
Ascariss, just go other there and make some pics.

anonms
06-30-2006, 08:38 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Honda was SO close to making a great looking vehicle, but that window line pretty much ruins any of the better details of the car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Personally, I like that window line.<p><br>But Honda seems to be intent on making it their cue of sorts, given that the current and the upcoming Stream have it (the upcoming one to an extent), and now they're having the CR-V use that same line, which could've been excecuted much worse, I'm sure.<br>

Ascariss
06-30-2006, 08:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>the1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ascariss, just go other there and make some pics.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't kow where THERE is. they most likely moved it by now.

ndjan
06-30-2006, 09:40 AM
The biggest problem with the window line is that it doesn't match up with the shape of the pillars, making it look like they came from two different cars.<br>While the rear looks good, the way the hatch extends to be flush with the bumpers at the bottom is purely idiotic. Even a minor rear end collision would spell extremely costly repairs.<br>The front is just a mess

against the wall
06-30-2006, 10:07 AM
ascariss i found the link on <A HREF="http://www.hondasuv.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hondasuv.com</A> in the crv area.

knicks125
06-30-2006, 10:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>against the wall</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ascariss i found the link on <A HREF="http://www.hondasuv.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hondasuv.com</A> in the crv area.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Here:<p><A HREF="http://www.quebeccrv.com/membres/gueb/crve.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://www.quebeccrv.com/membres/gueb/crve.JPG</A><br><A HREF="http://www.quebeccrv.com/membres/gueb/crvf.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://www.quebeccrv.com/membres/gueb/crvf.JPG</A><p>Not sure if this was posted already:<p><A HREF="http://www.hondasuv.com/main2/files/3g_v.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hondasuv.com/main2/files/3g_v.jpg</A><br>

Redline
06-30-2006, 10:26 AM
It would be nice of Honda to offer some body colored trim to cover up that awful looking piece beneath the headlights. What were they thinking when they designed that? It looks like they just took a random piece out of the front end. This is not what I would have expected from Honda.

against the wall
06-30-2006, 10:33 AM
yea knicks the 3rd one is what i was talking about. the guy who took the pics said he saw about 4 or 5 of them.

the1
06-30-2006, 10:51 AM
It's not bad at all... a bit strange, though, or should I say controversial.

thainogkok
06-30-2006, 11:50 AM
overall is O.K. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> but they should redesign front bumper.

MaytagRepairman
06-30-2006, 05:29 PM
Compare the side profile to the Chevy Captiva:<p>Honda:<p><A HREF="http://www.quebeccrv.com/membres/gueb/crvf.JPG" TARGET="_blank">http://www.quebeccrv.com/membres/gueb/crvf.JPG</A><p>Chevy:<p><A HREF="http://www.autonews.com/files/2006_geneva/chevy/captiva/pages/0b.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autonews.com/files/...b.htm</A>

JBlair
06-30-2006, 07:38 PM
The Captiva is hugely different though, because its window does not slope nearly as much as the CR-V's, it isn't entirely rounded like the CR-V's, and the way it ends (the kink) still fits in with the rest of the Captiva's design theme. If this is truly what Honda thinks will compete, then they're leaving a BIG market opening for Toyota and Ford to exploit.

scorpio14
06-30-2006, 07:46 PM
I gotta say this looks very boring when u compare it to other Honda's out there (like the Euro Civic and Accord)... Personally i prefer the exterior of the RAV4 compared to this... im not that keen on the side window profile shape... doesnt go this the rest of the car.<p>Im sure the interior will better the RAV4 though... especially if its got Accord and Civic styling in it.

ndjan
06-30-2006, 11:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Redline</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It would be nice of Honda to offer some body colored trim to cover up that awful looking piece beneath the headlights. What were they thinking when they designed that? It looks like they just took a random piece out of the front end. This is not what I would have expected from Honda.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I actually think it's an effective aspect of the car. From the side profile, that strip of black plastic creates the illusion of less vertical length. If it were body colored, it would look more like a minivan.

the1
07-01-2006, 03:21 AM
I'm curious to see the interior. I wonder how futuristic it will be.

DrPetrus
07-01-2006, 04:48 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ndjan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">While the rear looks good, the way the hatch extends to be flush with the bumpers at the bottom is purely idiotic. Even a minor rear end collision would spell extremely costly repairs.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Possibly the bottom part of the hatch is plasic as a clear demarcation line (that to me serves no design purpose) can be seen in this picture. That would at least make the repairs a little less costly. Personally I much prefer the lower threshold over a cheaper repair estimate. I load my cars every day but have yet, after 18 years of driving, never had a rear end collision of any sort. <br>I'm gonna go contrary to mainstream here and say that I actually like this design. I'd much prefer it to the RAV4. The Honda at least shows some personality.<p><A HREF="http://www.hondasuv.com/main2/files/3g_v.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hondasuv.com/main2/files/3g_v.jpg</A>

Nurburgring
07-01-2006, 06:12 AM
Ascariss, the silver one caught is parked at a Hotel and Spa. There seems to be more than one and the interior is right there for someone to take pics of.

Supremus
07-01-2006, 06:34 PM
<br>Saw new pics of it on Autoblog... Gosh, it makes the new Sebring look coherent. It's a mess of clashing design cues.<p>Seriously, what were the designers thinking?

chrnochime
07-01-2006, 08:42 PM
I'm not sure if someone else has already said this, but the lights and that grill actually form a continuous(coherent?) shape that looks vaguely like a rectangle bent up at 1/3 and 2/3 of its length. So at least there's continuity. <p>With that said, I do feel like the car is laughing like a fool with that grill <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

JBlair
07-01-2006, 08:52 PM
Although the rest of the design is pretty 'interesting', I will say that the rear hatch looks pretty good to me. I know several of you have said you don't like the bulge, but the reason why I like it is because it is a contiguous(?) part of the accent line that runs along the side, and is a creative way of bringing that accent line onto the hatch. I think that that part of the car will actually come out looking a lot better when we see the official pics.

Mr. Fusion
07-02-2006, 01:30 AM
Cars tend to look better when you see them in their full glory. Pictures and photographers some how make them look ugly

Oz Astra
07-02-2006, 03:50 PM
seriously, if GM, Ford, or a Korean car company released this most people here, i think, would say its ugly.<p>But cause its Honda people are prepared to say it looks ok?<p><br>hmmmm not sure........

CosworthKid
07-03-2006, 04:32 AM
Rear lights look almost identical to those of the Volvo V50 estate. Overall i like the rear though, just not sure about the rest of the car yet. I still go by my first opinion though and think Honda should have gone with a completely different look with the new CR-V. After seeing the RAV-4 in person though, i'd have to say this looks more interesting. I dislike the front so far though, and those headlamps are so last generation Honda, it completely clashes with the rest of the line up (particularly euro Civic and Accord). Still dig the Volvo rear though. All in all i reckon Hyundai will have the most popular product once their SUV comes out..seems most ppl in here preffer the Hyundai design over both the Honda and Toyota.

uneek
07-03-2006, 11:38 PM
Too car is too much like a minivan. Its more minivan then a SUV. Also the ground clearance seem to be less. The design is no doubt more uptodate, but i dont like the whole concept of it. Too RDX-ish.

psybock
07-05-2006, 10:23 AM
<A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/Enthusiasts/Spy_Shots/Spy_Shots_2007_Honda_CR-V.S178.A10595.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co....html</A><p>

Redline
07-05-2006, 10:54 AM
Great pictures, but they show more details that make it look even worse. The weird billet grill still looks like a random after-thought, and now I can see that weird shape in the tailgate as well. I don't see why they couldn't have run the line straight across the tailgate instead of making it dip down like they did. It looks like Honda really messed up on this one. Also, is that the handle for the tailgate down beneath the license plate, if so, that is an odd spot to put it.

the1
07-05-2006, 11:38 AM
It looks rather strange. I guess we've all expected something a lot more radical and cool than this.

tek2k
07-05-2006, 02:49 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Supremus</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Saw new pics of it on Autoblog... Gosh, it makes the new Sebring look coherent. It's a mess of clashing design cues.<p>Seriously, what were the designers thinking?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>sorry but are you serious? this definitely does not make the new sebring look coherent. the new cr-v looks ok. the biggest problem is that hideous middle grill.

JBlair
07-05-2006, 02:58 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tek2k</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">sorry but are you serious? this definitely does not make the new sebring look coherent. the new cr-v looks ok. the biggest problem is that hideous middle grill.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think he is serious, and to be quite frank, I agree with him. There are too many conflicting cues on this car, from the mutated Accord headlamps to the vintage 90s window line. It seems like Honda decided on a more masculine design for the new CR-V, but got distracted in the midst of designing it. At least with the Sebring the design is a coherent mix of awkward details, not an incoherent mix of details from all over the automotive world that do not belong together.

mzoltarp
07-05-2006, 03:20 PM
Awww but the new CRV looks like it is smiling and all sport cutes should smile and say have a really nice day.

against the wall
07-05-2006, 05:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tek2k</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>sorry but are you serious? this definitely does not make the new sebring look coherent. the new cr-v looks ok. the biggest problem is that hideous middle grill.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>its called an opinion...

anonms
07-05-2006, 11:22 PM
When will we get interior shots? -__-

against the wall
07-05-2006, 11:25 PM
whenever the person the person who took the pics of the car just sitting there in vancouver decides to walk up to the unguarded car and take pics

62Lincoln
07-06-2006, 04:04 AM
I think we can tell where the Aztek design team went.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Superfresa
07-13-2006, 04:24 AM
Sorry if these have been posted already... tbh I'm not interested in the CR-V and now that I saw it I am even less interested. Here goes some pics I found.<p><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6060707.002/6060707.002.mini2L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6060707.002/6060707.002.1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6060707.002/6060707.002.mini3L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos/6060707.002/6060707.002.mini4L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com...L.jpg</A><p><br>Eww <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Easily the ugliest SUV since the Aztec...

Anders
07-13-2006, 04:32 AM
I agree...there are design elements on this vehicle which are attractive - separately...combined on one vehicle they are a mix of angles and sloping curves that look out of place. I thought this generation CRV would be one I might purchase. Nope.

bolita
07-13-2006, 12:33 PM
Actually I find it OK except for the rear quarter window and D Pillar. I have to wonder what happened there! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>

SHEPO
07-13-2006, 01:28 PM
It's actually a descent looking car, it's just that those weird "after-thought" looking styling cues, like that weird grille and the bulge in the rear make it ugly. Also, the CR-V would look much tougher if the window line wasn't rounded off but was squared of.<p>So pretty much, if the bottom grille and trunk bulge were eliminated, and the window line was squared off, you would have a nice looking SUV. However, judging from the reaction on this website, I bet a lot of consumers will complain about these styling cues and hopefully they will be addressed in the facelift.

boston
07-13-2006, 05:36 PM
First Ridgeline, Civic, CRV, the Bulbous Ody, and box Element<br>Honda's vehicle design has gone off the deep end and needs serious help. <br>GM used to be great at producing ugly cars, now its Honda....

nismo
07-13-2006, 06:05 PM
I'm trying so hard to like it but I can't..... it has to many unnecessary lines and curves to make sense styling wise. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

Nurburgring
07-13-2006, 07:04 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>boston</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">First Ridgeline, <B>Civic,</B> CRV, the Bulbous Ody, and box Element<br>Honda's vehicle design has gone off the deep end and needs serious help. <br>GM used to be great at producing ugly cars, now its Honda....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Then why do you think Toyota delayed their Corolla?

anonms
07-13-2006, 08:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>boston</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">First Ridgeline, Civic, CRV, the Bulbous Ody, and box Element<br>Honda's vehicle design has gone off the deep end and needs serious help. <br>GM used to be great at producing ugly cars, now its Honda....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>First off, styling is subjective.<p>That said, the Civic, as horrible as you may think it (it just looks somewhat awkward to me), like MAZDA5GT said, why do you think Toyota delayed the Corolla?

the1
07-14-2006, 04:15 AM
Not necesarilly a lot better, but it certainly aged quite well. The new one is already strange and dated.

spwolf
07-14-2006, 03:26 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MAZDA5GT</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Then why do you think Toyota delayed their Corolla?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i dont know, tell us? because they managed to outsell honda globally, in every model they did in past 5 years, so now they want to copy honda design and do worse? <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

Nurburgring
07-14-2006, 04:56 PM
Toyota is delaying their Corolla because when Honda released the Civic, the Toyota executives were really surprised at how futuristic and stylish the design was. Those pics that Vince Burlapp was showing was the original design plan of the new Corolla. But with the awesome designs of the Mazda3, Honda Civic and supposedly to Toyota, the new Hyundai Elantra, Toyota delayed the new Corolla for a year so they could slay the others. Wasn't Toyota used to the one with the best first?

anonms
07-14-2006, 06:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i dont know, tell us? because they managed to outsell honda globally, in every model they did in past 5 years, so now they want to copy honda design and do worse? <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The Civic may not be the best looking thing, but it's radical, and Toyota needs to up the ante. They can't just rest on their laurels.

YPN
07-14-2006, 06:42 PM
It is likely the Corolla was delayed because of the Civic. I dont know why cause the civic aint selling that well. The current gen corolla is selling way better than the new civic. But anyway, isnt it just speculation that the Corolla was delayed because of the civic. Its just some people stating that as a maybe...while some of us here are just considering the real truth.

Nurburgring
07-14-2006, 07:03 PM
That's exactly my point. However, it may not be in the U.S. since the US is basically a Toyota land. But in Canada, all I see are the new Civics, mainly the Civic Sedan. I think Honda did an excellent job on the new Civic and for the first time, a Honda without a bland design. To me, Honda took the extra step in designing the Civic and you cant deny it.Although, I believe the Corolla is aging very well. It, too, is a good design, especially for a model released in 2002.

tek2k
07-15-2006, 06:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Easily the ugliest SUV since the Aztec...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>that would be the suv in your signature. rovers are ugly and overrated.

tek2k
07-15-2006, 06:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>spwolf</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i dont know, tell us? because they managed to outsell honda globally, in every model they did in past 5 years, so now they want to copy honda design and do worse? <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>i saw a similar response on another car forum. ok, so because a car is selling SO WELL, they're going to delay the new model? yeah right. that is the dumbest thing i've ever heard. get a clue. toyota couldn't compete with the new civic so they had to go back to the drawing board. that is regardless or whether or not you think the new civic is ugly.

Nurburgring
07-15-2006, 07:32 PM
Lets get back to the CR-V topic guys.<p>Why didnt the spies take at least one interior pic. We should be seeing a lot surface on the net by now. Let's keep our bashing mouthes closed until we see press pics and the interior. Bad news for those who hate the digital bi-level dashboard on the Civic: the new CRV will have it.

StevenZoz
07-15-2006, 07:47 PM
hmm... now that i think of it, your right. we havent seen any interior pics.