April 1st In CR-V

Honda launches CR-V Roadster concept

Honda UK has announced an all-new CR-V Roadster, their ‘unique’ spin on the world’s best-selling SUV. Available in showrooms as of 1 April, the car is expected to launch just in time for summer.

The CR-V Roadster isn’t so much a drop-top as a no-top, making it perfect for the long, dry British summer. And in an innovative move, both the B and C pillars of the car have been removed completely, creating a sleeker silhouette and upgraded power-to-weight ratio. But the biggest change? Structural rigidity has been reduced by as much as 100%.

“This is a bold new direction for the CR-V,” said Honda’s Future Opportunity Occupational Lead, Eipuri Rufūru. “Our sales target is slightly conservative, but we are confident that once the minor glitches are ironed out, the car will fly out of showrooms.”

If you ask us, Honda’s confidence is well-placed: the CR-V Roadster is half the price of the CR-V. (It is literally half the car, after all.)

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