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Geneva 2012: Honda

  • Honda CR-V prototype off-roader revealed
  • New sub-100g/km CO2 diesel engine for Civic
  • Awesome NSX Concept provides the glamour

Written by Parkers Published: 6 March 2012 Updated: 6 March 2012

Honda’s stand provided a mix of interesting cars, ranging from prototype 4x4s to a concept supercar.

On display was a new CR-V prototype, alongside a new diesel engine which offers sub-100g/km CO2 emissions.

New versions of the Jazz were also revealed, while the awesome Honda NSX Concept provided the glamour. 

Parkers Pick – CR-V prototype 

  • What is it? It may be a prototype but, by all accounts, the production model will feature very few changes. It’s an off-roader of sorts with plenty of space. 
  • Vital stats and facts: This preview gives a crystal clear indicator of what the all-new fourth-generation European Honda CR-V will look like when it goes on sale later this year. Visually, it’s more aggressive and it’s got a more raked design to improve aerodynamics.
  • Why would you buy it? Honda has a good reliability record, so if you want a stylish, high-riding 4×4 that’s bulletproof this’ll be right up your street.
  • Why wouldn’t you? You might be a Audi or BMW purist and stick with the Q3 or X1, or maybe you’ll be a Land Rover Freelander junkie fearing change. Shame, because this stylish new model will be reliable. 
  • Prices and launch date: Prices should be very close to the current model and it’ll go on sale in Autumn.

What else is on the stand?

The NSX Concept, an homage to the supercar of the 1990s, and the concept EV-STER were on Honda’s stand. See what Car Magazine thought of the NSX here.

Two new Jazz derivatives were also displayed for the first time: the Jazz Si, that goes on sale from Summer 2012, and the Jazz 1.2 that’s available to order in Spring.

There’s also a new 1.6-litre diesel engine that makes its debut in the Civic late in 2012, and it’s claimed to cause the hatchback to emit less than 100g/km of CO2.

For more news from the Geneva Motor Show 2012, click here.