The facelifted Euro-spec Honda CR-V will receive a host of new features, but the biggest of them all is an all-new 1.6 liter i-DTEC four cylinder turbo diesel engine, which replaces the older 2.2l diesel mill. Offered in two tunes of power – 160 hp and 120 hp, it is mated to a six speed manual transmission (both 2WD and 4WD) and a new nine speed automatic transmission (only for 4WD). Below is a detailed sheet revealing the new engine’s performance and mileage.
On board the new Euro-spec Honda CR-V will be Honda’s new Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control System – i-ACC that will be evident allowing the vehicle to predict and react to vehicles cutting in to the vehicle’s lane. The new Honda CR-V uses a camera and radar to sense these vehicles cutting in and also to indicate position of other vehicles on the road. Other safety features on board the facelifted CR-V include Honda Connect in-car audio and infotainment, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation and rearview parking camera.
2015 Euro-spec Honda CR-V will also see a host of interior modifications to enhance in-cabin comforts of passengers. These will include rear seats with 60/40 split function that can be easily folded so as to enhance storage space to 1,648 liters. The new CR-V will be offered in 9 exterior colour options with a new Golden Brown metallic added to the list. The front sports a new grill flanked by redesigned headlamps, a new bumper and skid plate and also includes LED daytime running lights, HID projector headlamps while at the rear are LED combination lamps. The new Honda CR-V sits on 17” or 18” alloy wheels.
New Euro-spec Honda CR-V has been a popular compact model in global markets. Ever since it was launched in 1997, the company has sold 750,000 units in Europe, marking the CR-V as fundamental to the success of the company. The new CR-V is developed and engineered for British drivers and makes its way into showrooms in spring this year.