2015 Honda CR-V with Accord’s face unveiled at Paris Motor Show

Honda UK has pulled wraps off 2015 CR-V at Paris Motor Show. The SUV gets premium sedan Accord’s front fascia, all-new powertrain and a number of driver assistance features.

2015 Honda CRV 19 trackingDimensions 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.

2015 Honda CRV 25 interiorsEngine 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.

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