The 2012 Honda CR-V, the fourth generation of the best-selling sport utility vehicle in the United States, will debut as a concept at the Orange County International Auto Show and then will debut in its production model at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The 2011 and 2012 models are similar but the new year model has a more angular front end, with a large three-bar grille and more rounded tailgate. Additionally, the vertical taillamps have been will now resemble the design on Civic and Accord models.
Although specifications haven't been released, Honda said the 2012 CR-V will be more fuel efficient and weigh less than the current edition. The 2012 edition will also have a redesigned interior.
Honda has sold 141,431 CR-Vs year-to-date in the United States, reflecting an 11 percent increase over the same period in 2010.
The 2012 Honda CR-V is expected at dealerships in late 2011.