Honda has revealed details of the European-spec CR-V. The Japanese carmaker claims great economy figures for the diesel variant equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission at 20.4kmpl.
Among the changes, the new CR-V gets an updated connectivity system, a reworked suspension and most notably the new 9-speed auto box that has helped increase fuel economy figures. The European CR-V also gets a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel mill available in two states of tune 118bhp and 158bhp. This engine replaces the old 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel unit and Honda claims it is Euro 6-compliant.
It also gets an Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) system capable of detecting and reacting to vehicles cutting-in the lane. It gets the usual DAB / FM / AM and internet radio, Bluetooth connectivity, internet browsing, satellite navigation and rear-view parking camera.
The lack of a diesel mill has been the Achilles heel of the CR-V in India. Despite the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine being made in India Honda has been hesitant to introduce it here. However, we aren’t sure if Honda will be able to price it competitively, yet it will sell.