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Honda is making a SUV based on the CRV platform with the front chrome grille design of the 10th gen Accord called the Breeze for China. It comes with a hybrid version, too. I will be honest this looks better than the CRV. Honda seems to be in a pattern where they make slight modifications to an existing platform and re-badge it into a new vehicle. I thought they were trying to reduce the amount of different vehicles they make?



Civic Platform = Insight
Pilot Platform = Passport
CRV Platform = Breeze



 

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The Breeze appears to be a region-specific variation of the CR-V. Honda said it will eliminate and consolidate regional models, but they're still tailoring cars to country-specific markets and competitors. Per AutoBlog, "the Accord and CR-V are both already loosely based on the same platform as Civic" and the HR-V is Fit-based, so they view that as some of Honda's move toward simplification... with more to come.

Honda lists the following seven cars as their global models: Fit (aka Jazz), Civic, Accord, CR-V, HR-V (aka Vezel), NSX, Clarity. All other models are local/regional variations... and the Insight isn't listed, likely to be absorbed into other models as Honda moves toward their global architecture for simplification.

This wiki page is an interesting summary of Honda models available globally from the 80s to-date. Guess the page will need to be updated to add the Breeze... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Modern_Honda_vehicles
 
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