2013 Honda Beat - cheap sportcar

It became known that in the depths of the Japanese company is developing a compact roadster Honda Beat the new generation. Under this name in the 90s produced an extremely tiny machine of less than 3.3 m, equipped with engine capacity of 0.6 liters. In Japan, these machines belong to a special class of "key-kari", which apply lower tax rates and discounts on insurance. However, the novelty will be a more serious sports car.

The roadster will create a platform for hybrid hatchback Honda CR-Z (pictured below). Capacity of the power unit will be relatively good for a small sports car - 170 hp But the most attractive feature of the new items should be its price. It is expected that Europe will ask for it from 14 000 euro. Note that the initial price of the roadster Mazda MX-5 in the West now stands at around 20 000 euros. Honda Beat premiere to be held in 2013.

First official photo of the 2012 Honda CR-V Concept

About a month ago, Honda launched a strong marketing campaign for the revival in consumer interest in CR-V, indicating that the new CR-V will be very soon.

In continuation of this theme Honda has finally revealed the first official image of the concept CR-V, which may hint at what the result will be similar to the serial model, which was released to be held later this year.

Also says that the 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine to get a little extra power, while the 2.2-liter i-DTEC diesel will reach 165 hp

Unfortunately, the details of the project were not disclosed, but added that there will be front and four-wheel drive. "The new design, new features and capabilities of Honda CR-V 2012 will set new standards for the class" - said in a release. "Honda CR-V best selling SUV in the past five years and we are confident that sales will only grow."

It is not excluded that the serial Honda CR-V 2012 will appear in September this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Scoop: Next gen 2012 Honda CR-V

The Japanese manufacturer Honda, completing the test program "mule", next generation of crossover 2012 CR-V, has begun to test a prototype model of pre, which was discovered by the paparazzi in Death Valley.

Studying the recent "spy" photos of the new generation Honda CR-V, it can be concluded that the vehicle has grown in all dimensions and has a more flowing body lines than its predecessor. According to MotorAuthority, future best-selling Honda, like its main competitor, Toyota RAV4, will get a third row of seats, which allow the car to compete with even minivans.

The range of engines will be pleasantly surprised with the variety of future owners of CR-V. Potential buyers will have the opportunity to choose between the new 4-cylinder gasoline engine capacity of around 180-220 hp, turbo-diesel unit and the current atmospheric petrol unit volume of 2.4 liters, which will become more powerful and more economical. It is assumed that after the upgrade installation will develop up to 200 hp and consumed in the urban cycle less than 11 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.

The first show of the new generation Honda CR-V will be held in November at an international exhibition in Los Angeles. The choice made in favor of North American motor show, is not accidental. In the United States, CR-V is a best-selling SUV and the compact mid-size "SUV."