Hondaâ€™s stand at the Paris Motor Show this year will be the platform for showcasing the new facelifted CR-V. Developed specially for Europe, this new version of the popular SUV gets new headlamps and fog lights, a new front grille, skid plate and bumper. If you’re following the facelifted CR-V, you’ll be able to distinguish it from its predecessors thanks to the refreshed tailgate design, new LED combination tail lamps and an all-new bumper at the back.
The Earth Dreams Technology series 1.6-litre i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine will replace the 2.2-litre mill currently powering the four-wheel drive CR-Vs. With the six-speed manual transmission, this engine is claimed to deliver 160PS and 350Nm. CO2 emissions below 130g/km are claimed to be an improvement of 11 per cent over the previous unit. The nine-speed automatic transmission offered as an option is touted to have CO2 emissions of less than 135g/km. Meanwhile, the two-wheel drive CR-V continues to be powered by the 120PS making 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine.
Manufactured at Hondaâ€™s Swindon plant in UK, the facelifted CR-V will hit the European market this year. We can expect the SUV in India some time next year. More details will be revealed at Hondaâ€™s press conference at the Paris Motor Show on October 2. Stay tuned to OVERDRIVE as we bring you updates from there.
HONDA (UK) REVEALS NEW-LOOK SWINDON-BUILT CR-V AT PARIS MOTOR SHOW 2014
|New-look Swindon-built CR-V gets more-powerful 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine generating 160 PS and 350 Nm
New nine-speed automatic transmission with reduced emissions and improved fuel economy
Honda (UK) will this week use the Paris Motor Show to reveal its new-look CR-V. 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 worldâ€™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 transmission.
The four-wheel drive CR-V will be equipped with the higher-powered 1.6-litre i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine from Hondaâ€™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 transmission the new higher-powered diesel engine produces 160 PS and 350 Nm, while emitting a class-leading sub 130 g/km of CO2 â€“ an 11% improvement compared to the previous unit. To help CR-V owners fully exploit the latest engineâ€™s efficiency, the new model is also available with a new nine-speed automatic transmission, with CO2 emissions of less than 135 g/km â€“ 20% better than its predecessor.
The two-wheel drive diesel CR-V, available with a manual transmission, will continue to be equipped with the 120 PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine, now with emissions as low as 117 g/km.
The new-look CR-V has been developed and engineered for European drivers. The car will be built at Hondaâ€™s state-of-the-art plant in Swindon, UK. To see the new-look CR-V please visit the Honda Stand in Hall 3, at the Paris Motor Show 2014. Hondaâ€™s press conference takes place on the stand at 16.45 CET on Thursday 2 October.