Honda has confirmed pricing and specifications for the British built CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC, which is set to arrive in Honda dealerships this October.
Available in three equipment grades, prices for this new variant start at £22,800 OTR for the entry level S variant, £24,660 OTR for the SE and £26,880 OTR for the 1.6 i-DTEC range topping SR.
The new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine made its debut in the Civic earlier this year with fuel consumption on the combined cycle is up to 62.8 mpg meaning the CR-V has the potential to cover up to 800 miles on one tank of fuel. In addition, CO2 emissions as low as 119g/km mean the CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC qualifies for just £0 road tax for the first year and as low as £30 annual road tax thereafter.
This new variant is expected to help the CR-V make an appearance on more fleet choice lists as it slips below the 120 g/km barrier and is 2WD.
In the current tax year 2013/14, CR-V 1.6 S and SE grades will benefit from P11D tax rates starting from 18%, only increasing to 19% in tax year 2014/15.
DAB Radio, dual zone climate control air conditioning, cruise control, electric adjustable and heated door mirrors, USB connectivity, steering wheel remote audio controls, five-inch Intelligent Multi Info Display (i-MID), 17-inch alloy wheels as well as all the driver safety aids such as ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), driver seat power lumber support and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) as standard.
An optional T Grade is also available on the S specification and for an additional £765 it adds SD Navigation system and Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone (HFT).
The next step up is the SE at £24,660 OTR featuring all the equipped found in the S model but with the addition of front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, Bluetooth integration, alarm with ultrasonic sensor, leather steering wheel, leather gear shift, rain sensing auto wipers, dusk sensing auto lights and auto dim rear view mirror. SE customers also have the opportunity to upgrade to the T Grade to include the SD satellite navigation system.
The SR tops off the CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC range at £26,880 OTR with standard goodies including, Alcantara/leather upholstery, heated front seats, premium audio with subwoofer, painted roof rails, privacy glass, Bi-HID xenon headlights with auto levelling, active cornering lights, High Beam Support System (HSS), headlight washers, front fog lights, driver and passenger seat power lumbar support and 18-inch alloy wheels.