Honda will reveal new CR-V concept at Orange County auto show
The start of the 2012 model year in the auto business also marks the beginning of the auto show season. One of the first will be held in Orange County next week and will offer some of the first test drives of vehicles such as the new-generation Volkswagen Beetle, the Prius station wagon and Hyundai’s sport Veloster compact car.
The Orange County International Auto Show opens at the Anaheim Convention Center on Sept. 22 and runs through Sept. 25.
"This will be the first time we have done a debut like this at the Orange County show. It was a matter of timing with the car going on sale by the end of 2011," said Honda spokesman Chris Martin.
Generally, Honda reveals its concepts late in the development cycle and they are a fairly close represenation of the actual production vehicle.
The show also will feature a $595,000 Gumpert Apollo, a supercar with a reported top speed of 203 miles per hour and acceleration from zero to 60 in less than three seconds.
-- Jerry Hirsch
Photos, from top: The $595,000 Gumpert Apollo, reported to have a top speed of 203 mph; the Honda CR-V concept. Credits: Orange County International Auto Show