Honda’s CR-V is already one of the most popular compact SUVs sold around the world. More than 750,000 units have been delivered in Europe since it was launched in 1997, with nearly 50,000 sold during 2014.
In the first nine months of last year, the CR-V was the world’s best-selling SUV. The model has become fundamental to Honda’s success in Europe, and a comprehensive range of enhancements to the fourth-generation CR-V will now further broaden its appeal.
Highlights of the 2015 model-year CR-V include a new diesel engine and nine-speed automatic transmission that deliver an unrivalled power-to-consumption ratio; world-first safety technology; an all-new connectivity and infotainment system; as well as enhanced suspension and optimised NVH measures for a more refined yet dynamic drive.
The new-look CR-V has been developed and engineered for British drivers and will be available in showrooms from Spring 2015.
Key product highlights:
1. New engine and transmission
The new-look CR-V is offered with a more powerful diesel engine as well as an optional efficient nine-speed automatic transmission.
Available with the four-wheel drive CR-V, the new higher-powered 160 PS 1.6-litre i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine, from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series, delivers outstanding performance and low CO2 emissions.
To help customers fully exploit the latest engine’s efficiency, the new model is also available with a new efficient nine-speed automatic transmission. Allied to this automatic gearbox, the new 160 PS 1.6-litre diesel delivers one of the best power-to-consumption ratios of any engine on sale today
2. Honda Connect infotainment system
The 2015 CR-V will showcase the all-new Honda Connect in-car audio and information system. Honda Connect offers convenience and connectivity while on the road, with key features including DAB / FM / AM and internet radio, Bluetooth connectivity, internet browsing, satellite navigation and rear-view parking camera.
Honda Connect is compatible with Android 4.0.4, the world’s most popular Smartphone operating system, using familiar pinch, swipe and tap functionality – all accessed through a seven-inch display screen.
3. World-first active safety feature
The 2015 CR-V will premiere Honda’s new Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) system as part of Honda’s commitment to ‘Safety for Everyone’.
Capable of predicting and automatically reacting to other vehicles ‘cutting-in’ to the vehicle’s lane, based on extensive real-world research of typical European driving styles, Honda’s i-ACC uses a camera and a 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, enabling the equipped vehicle to react quickly, safely and comfortably.