It was April Fools’ Day, so Honda UK played the fool and chopped the top from its most popular SUV to create the CR-V Roadster. Completely unrelated to the S660, a little Honda roadster sold in Japan, the alfresco CR-V has no roof whatsoever, so its fabric canopy can only be a “fitment” of imagination. According to the vehicle’s imaginary project leader by the name of Eipurirufuru (“April Fool” in Japanese), “This CR-V opens up an entirely new non-existent market. 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 CR-V Roadster will fly out of showrooms.”
The closest thing to Honda’s humorous hoax would be the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (right), but it wasn’t a cool joke only for the month of April – the crossover convertible was produced for (thankfully) just the US market a few years ago. More freaky than funky, the oddball soft-top SUV made the 370Z Roadster look like a rockstar.