HONDA has revealed the face-lifted Honda CR-V at the Paris Motor Show.
The face-lifted Honda CR-V will be built in the UK, using a high-powered 1.6-litre diesel engine boasting class-leading low CO2 emissions.
The Honda CR-V’s cosmetic make-over includes new headlamps, front grille, fog lights, skid-plate and bumper. While at the rear, there are new LED combination lamps plus a refreshed tailgate design and bumper.
The four-wheel drive Honda CR-V is fitted with the higher-powered 1.6-litre i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine, replacing the previous 2.2 litre i-DTEC, and will be offered alongside a more powerful diesel engine as well as an optional efficient nine-speed automatic transmission.
When matched with the six-speed manual transmission, the new 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.
For company car users, this new Honda CR-V will drop four BIK categories, compared to the old engine, with a rating for 2014/15 of just 21% rising to 23% the following year.
To help Honda CR-V owners exploit the latest engine’s efficiency, the new model is also available with new nine-speed automatic transmission, boasting CO2 emissions of less than 135 g/km (BIK rated at 23-25%) – 20% better than its predecessor.
The two-wheel drive diesel Honda CR-V, is also available with a manual transmission and 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 (BIK rated 19-21%).
The car will be built at Honda’s state-of-the-art plant in Swindon,