Honda UK has launched a concept roadster version of the CR-V. Available in showrooms from 1st April, this unique version of the world’s best-selling SUV is based on the current platform. It is currently only available with a petrol engine.
As pictured, the launch version of the car will not actually feature a roof whatsoever. That makes it a no-top rather than a drop-top. This innovative design makes it a vehicle purely for sunnier climates and therefore completely useless for the two-day British summer which traditionally occurs in May.
The CR-V roadster concept is the result of removing both the B and C pillars of the car. This way designers create a sleek flow from front to rear of jagged metal. And while this innovative prototype will definitely turn heads, the designers, namely the PR team and an angle grinder, estimate a reduction of the structural rigidity of the car by approximately 100%, currently rendering it completely undriveable.
Honda UK has launched a concept roadster version of the CR-V
Despite this minor detail, Eipurirufūru*, Future Opportunity Occupational Lead, commented:
“This is a bold new direction for the CR-V and opens up an entirely new non-existent market. Our sales target is somewhat conservative to start with, at zero cars, but we are confident that once the minor glitches are ironed out, such as the lack of roof and the fact it is totally structurally unsound, the car will fly out of showrooms.”
Specialists expect prices to start from half the current price of the CR-V as customers are only getting half the car.
*translates as April Fool in Japanese