Honda CR-V will be offered with a choice of two hard two and four wheels, while an improvement on the various machines have achieved a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. The new CR-V sales will begin in Europe in November 2012 and will be built at Honda’s manufacturing facility in Swindon, England.
Compared with the previous generation CR-V, the new model takes a more aggressive stance and more aerodynamic with a statue in bodylines and the nose is more daring. Front bumper is smooth, flowing lines are connected by three bar horizontal grille and headlights concave. Lower front bumper is designed to deliver SUV capability with generous approach angles. Signature CR-V vertical rear brake lights, which debuted on the original model, but it introduces a more three-dimensional style. Big wheels and the CR-V more bold wheelarches that emphasize the dynamic presence and capabilities.
Under the hood of the Honda CR-V, customers will find a good 2.0-liter i-VTEC petrol or 2.2 liter i-DTEC diesel engines. The second is the development of the engine found in the third generation CR-V, but both have been comprehensively redesigned with a focus on reducing CO2 emissions. “We have placed a major emphasis on applying new technology to reduce friction in the engine and increase their efficiency,” said Nakagawa. Idle-stop technology has also been introduced on all models equipped with manual six-speed gearbox.
Improvement in fuel economy and CO2 emission reductions in the Honda CR-V has been achieved without compromising driving pleasure. Power and torque output of the i-DTEC engine remained at 150PS and 350nm respectively, but CO2 emissions fall from 171g/km to 149g/km (12%) for the manual version, and from 195g/km to 174g/km for models equipped with five-speed automatic transmission.
Output power of the 2.0-liter i-VTEC has increased from 150PS to 155PS, while torque increased to 192Nm 2nm. Despite this improved performance, CO2 emissions have dropped from 192g/km to 173g/km for the manual version, and from 195g/km to 175g/km for the automatic.
Customer chooses to two-wheel drive CR-V will see a further decline in the exhaust gas emissions to 168g/km. The introduction of front-wheel drive Honda CR-V respond to changing market conditions.