Honda CR-V has already become one of the most anticipated vehicles for the next year. There is a lot going on around the production and marketing of this SUV. There have been lots of spy shots, and again nobody knows the exact plan, Honda has for this one. It’s like water, where ever you put it, it takes the shape of that. If you put the news of this vehicle to some pessimistic person’s hands, it will be the dark as it can be and if you have someone who loves SUV’s writing the news, you will get every single shred of light you can get. Maybe the marketing teams should look up to the Hollywood ways of thinking. If you want to sell some product, you need to keep the product’s name in people’s heads. Maybe that is why we know about the Honda CR-V, but actually do we know anything?
Reason For New Marketing Moves
This is a business worth of billions of dollars, and when something is in plan to be made, nobody asks us what we want. Instead, there are thousands of experts making plans for the future moves of the company. This is the case with every single industry, and statistics in that field are very important even when the changes are measured in decimals.
The thing is, Acura’s sale has dropped for 9.3 percent for a year, and Honda brand light truck sales have risen by 8.1 percent. That is why, all the executives are turning to minivans, crossovers and pickups production. Jeff Conrad, Honda Division general manager, has said in a statement that they were looking forward to the third straight year of record results, with their redesigned Accord Hybrid and the all new Ridgeline pickup. Nobody even mentioned sedans or sport cars. On the top of that, we also got a really good news that the Honda CR-V crossover posted sales of 29,615 (which is a June record) and gained a 4.5 percent.
2017 Honda CR-V With 7 Seats?
Those are the main reasons we are getting the all new spy shots from Germany, and all other gossip news about the 2017 Honda CR-V. That is why we even have some speculations about the third row of seats in 2017 Honda CR-V, which is, judging by the size of that monster, going to be the correct speculation. And again the size of that car is influenced by the already existing Honda HR-V, and it would be a shame to have two crossovers looking exactly the same, but are we ready for that change?
Honda CR-V has lots of rivals (Hyundai Tucson, Mitsubishi Outlander, Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4 etc.)
As we have already said we have the Honda HR-V which is a direct contender to Mazda CX-3, Subaru Crosstrek and even Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester. Honda CR-V is getting closer to Honda Pilot. What are we left with in the future? A tank?
In the end, the Honda CR-V has always been recognized as a regular two row SUV, and we had the Honda Pilot for three seats.
The rumors might be true or not, but the figures are there to prove that customers want more SUVs. The sales have risen up, and that is why the manufacturers must keep up and make additional offers.
The final verdict has been left for the potential buyers or enthusiasts to judge when the model comes out.
2017 Honda Turbo/ Hybrid/ Honda CR-V Limited Edition
The other rumored versions are the 2017 Honda CR-V Turbo and Honda CR-V Limited Edition which we will get, sometime in 2018, together with the plug-in hybrid engine.
The Honda CR-V Limited Edition is going to arrive with more the 5500 dollars worth of additional equipment, and you as a customer, will have to pay only 1700 dollars more for that pleasure. It will be available in 2WD and 4WD forms, with automatic and manual transmission.
The Limited Edition will be fitted with side steps, roof spoiler, front and rear parking sensors, automatic dusk sensitive headlamps, front fog lamps, blind spot camera and bigger wheels. Of course they will keep the regular equipment like keyless entry, seven inch infotainment display, rear view camera, cruise control, LED daytime lamps etc.
2017 Honda CR-V’s New Production Unit in Indiana?
One more interesting thing for 2017 Honda CR-V is a huge investment in a crossover production capacity in Greensburg plant in Indiana where the CR-V is going to be produced. Why? Well the plant in Guadalajara, Mexico is being overrun with HR-V model which is not getting enough supply from Celaya in Mexico. Both Mexican plants will contribute a yearly supply of 160,000 units for that SUV. That is how big that industry is right now, and how much the demand for the SUV’s is high right now.
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