Facelift Model New CR-V 9 Speed A/T 1.6 i-DTEC, 160PS/157HP

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    Honda Press Release

    Boldly Restyled and Significantly Enhanced 2015 Honda CR-V Gets New Powertrain and New Technology
    · New exterior and interior styling gives the 2015 CR-V a more superior road presence and greater sophistication
    · New more-powerful 1.6 litre I-DTEC diesel engine generates 160 PS and 350 Nm
    · New nine-speed automatic transmission delivers reduced emissions and improved fuel economy
    · New in-car entertainment and technology system introduced across the line-up
    The Honda CR-V has been updated for 2015 with a refreshed design, revised engine line-up and new in-car technologies - further enhancing its appeal to European buyers.
    Available from Spring 2015, the CR-V’s exterior styling updates provide a bolder and sportier appearance with a unique Honda style. The most notable changes are to the front, with redesigned headlamps that flow into the new grille. Additionally, a new bumper and skid plate give the CR-V a wider appearance and hint at its improved stability, while also lowering the car’s visual centre of gravity. Finally, at the rear, the LED combination lamps have been restyled to give the CR-V a more fluid, three-dimensional appearance.
    Honda’s goal of creating a more stylish and functional interior has been achieved with a reshaped chrome-effect inlay running the width of the dashboard, and through the use of high-quality materials on key surfaces. A sliding armrest (60 mm fore and aft) between the front seats further enhances versatility and comfort.
    New, more efficient engines
    The four-wheel drive CR-V will be available with a more powerful diesel engine, and an all-new efficient nine-speed automatic transmission.
    The new 1.6-litre I-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine, from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series, provides considerably higher power ouput than its predecessor, boosting maximum power and torque to 160 PS and 350 Nm.
    The engine can be twinned with two transmissions: either a six-speed manual, which emits a class-leading sub 130g/km of CO2 emissions, or – to fully exploit the latest engine’s efficiency – a new nine-speed automatic transmission. When fitted with the nine-speed unit the CR-V emits less than 135 g/km of CO2, a significant 20% reduction compared to the previous five-speed automatic transmission.
    The two-wheel drive diesel CR-V, available with a manual transmission, carries over powertrains from the current model, equipped with the 120 PS 1.6 litre I-DTEC engine, with emissions as low as 115 g/km*. The 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol engine remains available, with power output of 155 PS, and now Euro6 compliant.
    All-new infotainment technology
    European buyers of the 2015 model year CR-V will benefit from one of the first applications of Honda Connect, the company‘s innovative new app-driven infotainment system.
    Fitted as standard across the range, it offers greater convenience and connectivity while on the road, with a broad range of functions presented on a seven-inch touch screen display. Honda Connect gives front-seat occupants fast access to everything from vehicle information, rear-view parking camera and music, to Bluetooth connectivity for their phones as well as being enabled for MirrorLink technology.
    The new system’s functions include internet access, nine pre-installed apps - as well as access to the Honda App Center - optional Garmin satellite navigation, audio display, AM/FM/DAB and internet radio, phone interface and Bluetooth connectivity. In addition it offers a rear-view parking camera with dynamic guidelines, and a range of vehicle information, such as trip meter, fuel economy and journey time.
    * Provisional data pending official WVTA approval.
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    For members who what to get a better feel for the technicalities and features Announcement - 2015 Honda CR-V Techinical Overview
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Very Very Impressive, only time will tell if Honda made a wise choice with the 9 speed ZF (German) box.
     
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  3. steve4536 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I like it! 9 speed auto box? I hope it's as slick and solid as the 3rd Generation. Best auto box I've ever driven.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I really like the auto shift gate rather the traditional straight gate Honda have been using in auto for yonks.,

    Really happy with that move well done Honda,it was well overdue.
     
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    Does anyone know if or what has been changed or upgraded to deal with the extra power and torque from a 1.6 diesel?
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Fair to say bigger intercooler, revised con-rods, bigger turbo & new ECU. That is just for starters.
     
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    Do we know that for sure though? Dare I say I sometimes wonder with the BMW engines how they can have multiple power outputs from the same size engine and I wonder if they are simply remapping so to speak at the expense of engine, clutch, flywheel etc life?
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    F what Germans do , Honda will do it better its not just a remap Honda will always build it correctly.

    Graham as soon as I get some specs or even look at one I will update the thread.
     
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    That would be great, I suspect Honda would do it properly unlike zee Germans!
     
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  10. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    158 BHP from a 1.6 diesel, impressive.
     
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  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Honda to Introduce World's First Predictive Safety Cruise Control System

    Honda is to introduce the world’s first predictive cruise control system known as Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC), capable of foreseeing and automatically reacting to other vehicles ‘cutting-in’ to the equipped vehicle’s lane. 
    Based on extensive real-world research of typical European driving styles, Honda’s Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) uses a camera and radar to sense the position of other vehicles on the road. It then applies an algorithm to predict the likelihood of vehicles in neighbouring lanes cutting-in by evaluating relations between multiple vehicles, enabling the equipped vehicle to react quickly, safely and comfortably.
    i-ACC will make its debut this year on the new European CR-V*, building upon the traditional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system. Traditional ACC systems keep a preselected longitudinal velocity, which is only reduced for maintaining a safe distance to a car in front. However, if a vehicle cuts-in from a neighboring lane, the traditional ACC system reacts later thus requiring stronger braking.
    The new i-ACC system is able to compute the likelihood of a cut-in up to five seconds before it occurs, and is therefore designed to react very smoothly so as not to startle the driver, who might not yet be aware of the imminent cut-in. In this case the system applies just a mild brake initially, with an icon appearing on the driver display , informing the driver why a slow-down occurs.. It then proceeds to apply a stronger brake to adapt the velocity to keep a safe distance. Dr. Kleinehagenbrock, responsible for i-ACC at Honda R&D Europe (Deutschland) GmbH says, ‘i-ACC takes cruise control systems to a whole new level, offering what we call ‘predictive safety’.
    i-ACC recognises the side of the road you are driving on whether in the UK or on the continent and automatically detects which neighbouring vehicle is the most critical to be aware of at any given moment.
    i-ACC is the result of an in-house Research & Development project undertaken by an international Honda team in Europe and Japan, specifically designed for European roads. Research into driver behaviour to develop the algorithm was carried out across Europe.
    Dr. Schmuedderich, responsible for i-ACC at Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH comments: “i-ACC is a significant breakthrough and a considerable further step towards a new generation of driver assistance systems that anticipate the behavior of other traffic participants.”
    *i-ACC will be available on the 2015 European CR-V, Executive grade only.


    This has been in R&D for atleast 4 years before it was put into service. :Hooray:
     
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  12. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    Straight to the top of my list as an Accord replacement :Smile:

    My final shortlist:

    CR-V 1.6 Auto 4WD
    Subaru Forester Premium Lineartronic AWD
    MINI Paceman Cooper SD All4

    Pretty sure I'll stay with Honda, the only reason I won't is if one of the others offers a mega deal (although I DO like the Paceman...:Whistle:)
     
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  13. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I have to admit the 4th Generation CR-V is more pleasing to the eye and with the list of new toys on the MY15 CR-V makes it a very strong contender.