A few months back, we told you that Honda had a redesigned CR-V in the works for 2012. Now, the automaker announced that the new affordable compact SUV is set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Joining the 2012 CR-V is an all-electric version of the Honda Fit, which is slated for the 2013 model year.
The introduction of the Fit EV will likely help Honda establish its stake in the electric vehicle market, which currently includes cars like the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i and the upcoming Chevrolet Spark EV. “Borrowing heavily from the look of the internal-combustion Fit, the EV concept featured a high-density coaxial motor and a lithium-ion battery park,” writes Edmunds. “The concept has a top speed of 90 mph and has 70-100 miles of driving range per charge.”
Honda says that the redesigned CR-V will include exterior and interior updates, as well as better fuel economy and new tech features.
Pricing, release date and full specifications have yet to be released, but expect more details to come when both models make their debut next month. “Honda will pull the sheets off both on November 16th, and we expect the CR-V to hit dealerships before the end of the year,” says Car and Driver. “As previously reported, the 2013 Fit EV will go on sale sometime in 2012.”
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