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Honda’s Next-Generation CR-V

Honda has revealed the first images of their new fourth-generation Honda CR-V SUV.  Due to go on sale here before the end of this year the all new model promises to be more efficient with reduced emissions.

Designed exclusively for the European markets, the new CR-V sports  restyled front bumpers and LED daytime running lights. Revised front bumper emphasizes its dynamic appeal and overall the new model is an improvement on its predecessor.

Three engine variants, will be offered with the new model – 2.0L i-VTEC petrol, 2.2L i-DTEC diesel engine along with a new 1.6L turbo diesel engine. The performance of these engines have been upgraded. With ramped up performance, the company claims to have stepped up the fuel efficiency along with curtailing the emission levels substantially.

For the first time, the CR-V will be offered with a choice of both two- and four-wheel drive on the 2.0 i-VTEC model.

Inside the lower floor allows for improved luggage and interior space. With the rear seats folded flat, the boot capacity of the CR-V has grown by 148 litres to 1648 litres and with the seats folded up, the boot capacity is a capacious 589 litres. The load length has been increased by 140mm to 1570mm, while the height of the load lip has been reduced by 25mm to make it easier to load heavy or awkward items. The boot of the CR-V can now accommodate two mountain bikes or four sets of golf clubs.

Pricing for the new Honda CR-V won’t be available until later in the year.

25th of July, 2012

 

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