WASHINGTON, D.C. – Honda’s restraint with its upcoming ninth-generation Civic compact car, carrying over much of its predecessor’s styling, does not apply to the new CR-V cross/utility vehicle arriving in the U.S. later this year. Expect a more impressive transformation, John Mendel, executive vice president-American Honda, tells Ward’s during a Civic media event here. “Visually, I think you’ll see a big change.” The CR-V not only is Honda’s best-selling utility vehicle in the U.S., but ...

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