Honda planning a pickup based on 2012 CR-V! Hybrid version in the works!

Article by Christian A., on August 5, 2011

It appears that 2012 is a very important year for Honda, as the Japanese manufacturer will roll out the redesigned Civic, the redesigned Accord as well as the new CR-V. And these models are very very important as these products represent almost 70 percent of firm’s sales in the United States.

And now here is the big news: it appears that the Honda CR-V will also spawn a compact pickup version, at least according to the folks from AutoWeek. Still, this is only a rumor, we’ll have to see what Honda has to say about this.

Regarding the engine found on the 2012 CR-V, Honda will use the 201-hp 2.4-liter engine found also on the Acura TSX Wagon and the Civic Si.

Moreover, Honda could also offer a hybrid version, but no V6 is planned. Regarding the redesigned version of the Accord, this model is expected to arrive next spring and will be with two or three inches shorter than the current model, while the wheelbase may stay the same. Under the hood we will find the 2.4-liter inline-four as well as an optional V6.

Moreover, we will find a hybrid version equipped with a four-cylinder for fuel economy, rather than with the V6 for performance. What is really interesting is that Honda will offer a plug-in hybrid version of the Accord, which is expected to arrive by the end of 2012.

And now for those who love the hybrid sports cars, we have good news as Honda will roll out a high performance version of the CR-Z, delivering around 200 hp and previewed at last year’s SEMA Show.

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