April Fool’s Day is this weekend, which means that a few automakers will attempt to prank the world with silly jokes and press releases. Normally, I’d ignore such foolishness, but this one from Honda and concerning a fake CR-V Roadster concept really hit me where it hurts.

You know the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet? And the Range Rover Evoque Convertible? These are cars that dared to be different. To be unique and spat in the face of convention. We need more of that. Something from Honda would have simply been amazing.


This prank comes from Honda UK, which, evidently very pleased with itself, wrote in its press release:

As pictured, the launch version of the car will not actually feature a roof whatsoever, making it a no-top rather than a drop-top.

The CR-V roadster concept has been created by removing both the B and C pillars of the car to create a sleek flow from front to rear of jagged metal. And while this innovative prototype will definitely turn heads; the designers, namely the PR team and an angle grinder, estimate the structural rigidity of the car has been reduced overall by approximately 100%, currently rendering it completely undriveable.

Cool, guys. Excellent.

You know what should happen next, just to round off this wonderful holiday? Mazda should talk about finally bringing the new rotary-powered sports car to the market and Porsche should start putting manuals back in its RS models.


Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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