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Honda reveals UK built CR-V facelift at Paris

Honda has revealed their new look CR-V at the Paris Motor Show.

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 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.



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  • Bob the Engineer - 03/10/2014 08:14

    What a fleet winner!! low emissions, all weather 4WD, decent power and pace and a good size vehicle - not as ungainly as the huge new X-Trail but considerably more practical than the Qashqai class. Welcome to the party - some what late Honda this should have been on sale 2 years ago! - I just HOPE they take the opportunity to fix the other faults. In an attempt to fix the hard ride over the previous model they made it no more comfortable but just made it more unsettled and jiggly. The power steering on the 1.6D is the worst I have ever driven - full stop. So detached, imprecise and devoid of feel it was downright dangerous, I was genuinely scared how out of shape it got compared to the previous CR-V on the same roads and speeds.

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