The world’s bestselling SUV, the British-built Honda CR-V, is being revamped and will be in showrooms from March.
The renewed line-up also sees the introduction of a new 1.6 i-DTEC engine which has a twin turbo and, Honda says, provides the best ‘power to consumption’ ratio of any unit currently on sale.
Opt for this engine, and owners can enjoy 58 mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 129g/km.
The unit also comes with nine speed automatic and owners should see fuel economy of 55 mpg.
New Honda CR-V equipment
Some models of the Honda CR-V will also come with the firm’s new Sensing pack which is being tailored for the roads of Europe and our driving styles.
Among the features is a system which utilises adaptive cruise control to scan the road ahead to find potential incidents of drivers cutting in front at speed.
Should the system suspect a driver is about to move into the Honda CR-V’s path then it will apply the brakes gently to avoid any potential impact.
There are four trim levels for the new line-up and the car is available in four and two wheel drive versions.
Honda CR-V has impressive safety features
As you would expect from a Honda, there’s a raft of safety features including blind spot information, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition.
Even the entry-level S comes with a host of features including dual zone climate control, 17 inch alloy wheels, cruise control, hill start assist and powered lumbar seat support.
There’s also one such folding rear seats, alarm and immobiliser and Bluetooth connectivity.
It’s an all-round impressive offering from Honda for its CR-V sees the other items on the kit list include electronic brake force distribution, ABS, vehicle stability assist and brake assist.
Other models come with rain sensing auto wipers, front and rear parking sensors as well as dusk sensing auto lights.
Possibly the best value in the range is the SR which comes with a leather and Alcantara interior, Honda’s Connect system with satnav, privacy glass, colour-coded roof rails and ambient lighting for the footwell and doors.
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There’s also 8 inch alloy wheels, active cornering lights and an excellent audio system on board.
The top of the range Honda CR-V is the EX which also comes with leather interior, panoramic glass roof, powered tailgate and smart entry.
The Honda CR-V will cost from £22,340 OTR for the 2.0i-VTEC 2WD version, the firm’s entry-level model, and rise up to £35,620 for the nine speed automatic 1.6 i-DTEC 4WD.