Honda has announced that the fourth-generation CR-V will have a market launch in Japan on December 2. Honda has released a complete photo gallery of the recently unveiled JDM version of the crossover shown at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. This is a totally different look from the all-new CR-V seen at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The edges of the grille that cut into the lights and appear to hold the chrome slits were blacked out and the lower part of the front bumper is very different.
It appears to be an old generation version with a car-like lip. It’s likely that this is how the European version will look like too. For the Japanese market, the 2012 CR-V will be available as the 20G or 24G model.
The base 20G is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 150hp and partnered to a CVT. This unit is rated at 14.4 km/l on the Japan's JC08 cycle, which is equivalent to 33.9 mpg or 6.9l/100km.
On the other hand, the 24G has the 190hp 2.4-liter engine that is only available with AWD in Japan. It offers a rating of 11,6 km/l on the same Japanese cycle, which is 27,3 mpg or 8.6 l/100 km. The base 20G version of the CR-V is priced at JPY2,480,000 while the 24G is priced at JPY2,750,000.