These newly discovered patent photos reveal the 2012 Honda CR-V will significantly larger and have edgier styling.

Honda has already unveiled the CR-V concept, but here's our first semi-official glimpse at the production model.

As the patent photos reveal, the crossover will have edgier styling and be significantly larger than the current model.

Engine options remain a mystery, but Honda has previously said they will be "more efficient" and "deliver improved fuel economy."

The redesigned CR-V will be launched in the United States later this year, before going on sale in Europe during the fall of 2012.


2012 Honda CR-V revealed in patent filing