UPDATE!! July 17, 2011:
Our good friends over at the Temple of VTEC JUST posted the best pics yet of the elusive new CR-V! The folks from the super auto spys at Brenda Priddy & Company also sent along a few thoughts about what they feel is coming for our fav lil SUV:
"Honda has been doing a good job of hiding the next-generation CR-V, but today, we've finally gotten close up to a lightly disguised prototype!
The biggest changes appear to be at the rear, where Honda almost looks to be taking a page from the Volvo design handbook. It's possible that the extra space in the back is making room for a 3rd row. There seems to be some significant changes up front as well. The 2.4L four-cylinder VTEC motor should continue to be the only choice. Though we expect it to get a modest bump over the current 180hp, as well as a modest gains in fuel economy.
While the earthquake in Japan has delayed the start of production by about a month, expect the new CR-V to start rolling down the assembly line in Ohio, as well as Alliston, Ontario, in late Fall of this year."
Many thanks to the folks at VTEC.net!
UPDATE II!! July 18, 2011:
Our good friend and the most 'in the know' car guy on the 'net Woody just posted an undisguised rendering that gives the best side view yet. As always, our hat is tipped to you Woody! :)