Autocar Honda unveils facelifted CR-V

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    New diesel engine and styling tweaks for fourth-generation Honda SUV, which goes on sale in March

    The latest Honda CR-V, revealed at the Paris motor show, has undergone a significant mid-life refresh, receiving cosmetic tweaks and a new diesel powertrain.

    Four-wheel-drive variants of the fourth-generation CR-V – which has been on sale since 2012 – will now be offered with a higher-powered 1.6-litre I-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series. The new engine variant replaces the 2.2-litre I-DTEC diesel, which is being phased out.

    The new diesel engine produces 158bhp and 258lb ft. CO2 emissions are claimed to be less than 130g/km of CO2, when the engine is coupled to a six-speed manual transmission, which represents an 11 per cent improvement compared to the outgoing unit.

    This engine will also now be offered with a new nine-speed automatic transmission in place of the old five-speed self-shifting 'box. The CO2 emissions for this combination will be less than 135g/km, 20 per cent better than its predecessor.

    The two-wheel-drive CR-V, available with a six-speed manual transmission, will continue to be offered with the lower-powered version of the 1.6 litre I-DTEC diesel engine. It's the frugal champion in the range, producing 118bhp and emitting 117g/km of CO2 in its most economical guise.

    The existing 2.0-litre petrol engine will continue to be offered with either two- or four-wheel drive and either the manual or automatic five-speed transmission. Official economy and performance figures have yet to be confirmed, however.

    The most significant cosmetic tweaks across the range are at the front of the car, which receives new headlamps, front grille, fog lights, skid-plate and bumper. The enhancements at the rear include new LED combination lamps, a refreshed tailgate design and bumper.

    Honda says the version of the CR-V sold in the UK and Europe has been specifically developed and engineered to suit driving conditions here. The car will continue to be built at Honda’s plant in Swindon.

    Customers will be able to order the facelifted model next March, and the car will be seen in the metal for the first time at the Paris motor show later this week.

    Honda also displayed its latest Type-R concept at the Paris show, alongside its reborn HR-V crossover, the new Jazz and the updated Civic range.

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    Oh sh ... I fear, this will be the end for a new Accord variant with 180 HP 2.2 I-DTEC as well ... :Sobbing:
     
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