As the crossover segment continues to heat up, Honda relentlessly dominates this current hype. The CR-V has always been Honda’s most popular model in the United States since the day it stepped into the market back in 1997.

It’s not surprising that its latest CR-V, slated to go on sale on December 21, will only be elevating the brand’s name further.

Despite that, Honda has revealed that it isn’t looking for the 2017 CR-V to become a best seller substitute to the Accord or Civic.

Jeff Conrad, general manager of Honda, said to Automotive News that he doesn’t “think there was ever a mindset during the development process that this was so big that it could take over the role as the sales leader for the division on a long-term basis.”

The CR-V will be nothing but an equal kin to the Accord and Civic and Honda is expecting these models to bring in almost similar sales numbers once their initial sales waves have settled down.

The all-new Honda CR-V will be underpinning the same modular chassis as the Civic and Accord with an updated luxurious interior. In spite of these changes, it will still be sitting in the same price range as before. It seems almost guaranteed that this vehicle will be nabbing a spot on the best-seller list, yet again.