Japanese automaker Honda will be unveiling the new CR-V at the ongoing Paris Motor Show. The car on display will be European version. An Indian version will also be coming to our shores by next year.
The facelift gets new headlights with LED DRLs, dosage of chrome on the front grille and around the revised fog lamps. The rear gets redesigned taillights which also have LED elements. Chrome strip on the tail gate echoing the design of the front section and a silver finish for the front and rear skid plates.
This is not however the major change. The big change is the replacement of the 2.2litre diesel with the newly-developed 1.6litre i-DTEC, four pot, Earth Dreams diesel unit. The power of this engine can be harnessed through a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 9-speed automatic transmission. Both of them send power to all the four wheels. The new i-DTEC has lower displacement but is more powerful with figures of 157.7bhp and 350Nm of pulling power. Honda says that the carbon emission figures for the new CR-V are class-leading – 130g/km (6-speed manual) and 135g/km (9-speed auto).
The two-wheel drive variant will continue to be powered by the previous 1.6litre i-DTEC diesel producing 118bhp and giving out 117grams of CO2 per kilometer.
This new offering from the Japanese major will be manufactured at its plant in Swindon, U.K. Pricing and other details will likely be disclosed at the unveiling so stay tuned. Like it or hate it? Share your comments below.