Dimensions of new Honda CR-V are almost the same as current model’s, except for marginally higher total length and track width. Exteriors of new look Honda CR-V include front grille and headlamps tweaked similar to the units that characterises the latest Accord, slightly redesigned tail end, new alloys and wider tires, and new Touring variant with 18 inch wheels. Honda has worked on noise, vibration and harshness factors of new CRV to offer improved ride quality over outgoing model. Overall rigidity of new CRV’s body structure is said to be enhanced, which is claimed to reduce crash forces affecting the cabin.
Interior of 2015 Honda CRV is subtly refreshed with new chrome accent on higher-end variants. Centre console gets new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with pinch, tap and swipe functionalities that are commonly featured in smartphones. These gestures can be used to operate multimedia, navigation and phone integration facilities. Features such as Pandora internet radio, a text messaging function and USB input will be available when tethered to a compatible smartphone. Centre console of new CRV also has storage solutions to hold items as big as tablets. Centre tunnel of 2015 Honda CRV has rear climate control vents. Rest of notable features include standard sliding sun visors, 10-way electrically adjustable driver seat and power lift-gate.
Engine options in new Honda CRV include all-new motor and transmission kits that send power to front or all-wheels. 2.4 litre four cylinder direct injected engine with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) help spike mileage up to 11.48 kmpl in city, 14.45 kmpl in highway and 12.33 kmpl combined with Front Wheel Drive and 11.05 kmpl in city, 14.03 in highway and 11.90 kmpl combined for All Wheel Drive variants.
Safety features in new Honda CRV include forward collision warning system which has ability to recognise pedestrians, collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, Honda’s LaneWatch, and standard front, side impact airbags and side curtains.
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 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 transmission.
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 transmission the new higher-powered diesel engine produces 160 PS and 350 Nm, while emitting a class-leading sub 130 g/km of CO2 – an 11% 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 135 g/km – 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 Honda’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. Honda’s press conference takes place on the stand at 16.45 CET on Thursday 2 October.