To the Editor,
I write with reference to the article titled 'Nine-month sales, by segment' in the 26 October edition of Automotive News Europe.
You printed a photograph of the Honda CR-V to illustrate its success in the 4x4 segment. But strictly speaking, the model illustrated is neither a pure Honda nor a CR-V.
The vehicle, although based on the CR-V, is an open-top concept developed with the blessing of Honda. It was exhibited at the Geneva motor show last year to advertise the convertible capabilities of the Valmet Automotive technical center.
It is a prototype and is legally the property of Valmet Automotive.
Valmet Automotive Technical Center
PO Box 4, 23501 Uusikaupunki,