New UK built Honda CR-V unveiled at Paris Motor Show
Honda will unveil its new-look CR-V this week at the Paris Motor Show.
The exterior receives a whole new look with new headlamps, front grille, fog lights, skid-plate and bumper; whilst at the rear, new LED combination lamps, a refreshed tailgate design and bumper complete the enhancements.
The new-look model of the CR-V, the world's best selling SUV in the first quarter of 2014, is to be offered with a more powerful diesel engine as well as an optional efficient nine-speed automatic gearbox.
The four-wheel drive CR-V will be equipped with the higher-powered 1.6-litre i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine from Honda's Earth Dreams Technology series. This next-generation powertrain delivers outstanding performance and low CO2 emissions, with one of the best power-to-efficiency ratios on the market. This new engine replaces the previous 2.2 litre i-DTEC diesel in the CR-V.
When matched with the six-speed manual gearbox the new higher-powered diesel engine produces 158bhp and 350Nm of torque, while emitting a class-leading sub-130g/km of CO2. This is an 11 per cent improvement compared to the previous unit.
To help CR-V owners fully exploit the latest engine's efficiency, the new model is also available with a new nine-speed automatic transmission, with CO2 emissions of less than 135g/km 20 per cent better than its predecessor.
The two-wheel drive diesel CR-V, available with a manual transmission, will continue to be equipped with the 118bhp 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, now with emissions as low as 117g/km!
The new-look CR-V has been developed and engineered for European drivers. The car will be built at Honda's state-of-the-art plant in Swindon, UK.
by: Rebecca Chaplin