CR-V Roadster Is Honda’s Idea Of An April Fools’ Day Joke, VW Isn’t Laughing

Most automakers will wait until April 1st to try to trick the internet into thinking that they’re launching new vehicles. Not Honda, though, so say hello to the CR-V Roadster.

We’ll just play along and tell you that it builds upon the same platform as the regular CR-V, and doesn’t’ feature a roof. This makes it “a no-top rather than a drop-top”, says Honda, and “a vehicle purely for sunnier climates”.

Structural rigidity reduced by 100% – should we leave it?

It was created by removing the B and C pillars by the company’s “PR team and an angle grinder”, and as a result, its structural rigidity was reduced by 100 percent.

It’s half the car, so it should cost half the price, right?

This makes it “completely undriveable”, and since “customers are only getting half the car”, “prices are expected to start from half the current price of the CR-V“, once it goes on sale on April 1.

“This is a bold new direction for the CR-V, and opens up an entirely new non-existent market”, commented Eipurirufūru (Japanese for ‘April Fool’), Future Opportunity Occupational Lead. “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.”

No, this isn’t a render, it’s 100% real

Rather than rendering the current CR-V and making it a convertible, Honda chose to chop the roof off a real model, as it can be seen in the video that follows.

And while this is all a joke for the Japanese automaker, it’s serious business over at Volkswagen. The German brand has already announced plans for a T-Roc Cabriolet, which will arrive in 2020. This is no April Fools’ Day joke, as the drop-top crossover should be presented in late 2019 or early 2020, before hitting the assembly lines at the Osnabruck facility in the second half of 2020.

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  • wait a minute

    Who’d thought those guys at Honda would be so funny, I can’t stop laughing, it’s hilarious.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Hope that is sarcasm.

  • pjl35

    Funny, but they couldn’t use a current generation vehicle?

    • Liam Paul

      i would use a ten year old suv too just for a joke vs a brand new one, that looks like a 2009 model i think

      • pjl35

        that generation debuted as a 2013 and was facelifted in 2015, so it’s definitely not a 2009 model.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    you know it’s unreal as they used 2012-14 CR-V

  • Liam Paul

    they laugh now but if a lot of people told honda they wanted one, honda would be making one asap.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Says a lot about Honda people, doesnt it…

  • Christian

    So when can you buy it?

  • No one can’t defeat BMW M3 Pickup in terms of April fools seriousness lol.

    • LWOAP

      I actually wondered what happened to that thing.

      • Pretty sure BMW M still kept it, I mean there was E30 M3 Pick Up that they made specifically to carry parts in M department back in the days.

  • Moveon Libtards

    And yet it isnt even April 1st yet.

    Honda that is called trying too hard.

  • BtheKing

    The market would be larger than zero. It would consist of those people trading in their Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet’s for something newer. So the market would be more like three.

  • Bash

    Actually,, it’s kinda,, ok!

    • Jay

      Yep. Better than the Murano. And Evoque. And Pt cruiser.

      • Bash

        Exactly!

  • Mill0048

    I’m surprised the video is in 4:3. Who does that nowadays? Its almost as bad as filming vertically with your cell phone.

  • Autoexperte

    oh no, with VW ad, they are shit equal

  • Autoexperte

    Range Rover Evoque Cabrio exists today

  • Robert Murphy

    This is very funny, but here in Florida it would actually sell with some degree of success.

    • Mill0048

      True, I still see Murano CrossCabriolets periodically down here in FL.

  • Mike Davis

    This is how they make the Ridgeline.