Names Honda CR-V and Toyota Camry Top Redesigns of the Year Names Honda CR-V and Toyota Camry Top Redesigns of the Year

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The editors at, the premier
online resource for new and used vehicles, today named the Honda CR-V and
Toyota Camry the top redesigned cars of the year. The Redesign Index takes
into account a number of factors, including sales, to determine which
redesigns were the most successful for automakers.

"Not all redesigns are equally successful, but the Camry and CR-V scored big
among top-selling models," said Kelsey Mays, Industry Analyst at
"The Camry drew huge appeal from car shoppers, and the CR-V has been equally
popular among shoppers and has also been a favorite this year,
winning the Today Compact SUV Shootout."

Car manufacturers can spend $1 billion or more to develop new or redesigned
cars, so sales are a significant indicator of success. The new index created
by takes a deeper dive into those figures to determine which
redesigned cars rose above the others. experts crunched numbers for
61 redesigns or introductions, and grouped cars into three categories
representing their annual sales numbers in order to level the playing field.
"After all, lesser selling models can easily double their sales with a sharp
redesign, but market saturation makes it harder for a popular model to do the
same," said Mays.

"Automakers count on redesigns to boost sales," said Mays. "Though they are
costly, the payoff tends to be significant, however not all are as successful
as the Camry and CR-V. We took a look at an array of 2012 redesigns to
determine which followed the pattern of outselling their predecessors and
which fell short."

For full results of's 2012 Redesign Index, visit
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