November 23, 2017

HONDA INTRODUCES NEW SUB-120 G/KM CR-V

The British built CR-V is the next model in the Honda line-up to receive the new Earth Dreams Technology 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine. Unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show the CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC will feature 300Nm of torque and 120 PS with CO2 emissions of 119g/km to provide, what Honda claim, to be ‘an exceptional balance of performance and economy.’

Honda_CR-V_writeonmotoring_news_01This new derivative will be built exclusively for Europe at Honda’s production facility in Swindon and will go on sale in autumn 2013.

The new CR-V was introduced last autumn and the introduction of this 1.6i-DTEC clean diesel (which has already debuted in the Civic) is in response to rising fuel prices combined with increasingly stringent environmental performance targets. Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series has sought to address these concerns with the new 1.6 i-DTEC powertrain, which promises substantially lower emissions and resulting running costs, – including £30 annual road tax.

Features on the new derivative include Honda’s ECON mode which helps to minimise fuel consumption and the Eco Assist system which advises drivers on how their driving style is impacting on fuel economy. Idle Stop technology will also be standard.

The CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC will be available in two-wheel drive only, with manual transmission,to provide the best balance of performance and economy.

Honda say the new diesel engine is the lightest engine in its class and this will help CR-V to strike a good balance between frugality and performance.

Further technical and specification details and prices for the CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC will be announced closer to the on sale date.

 

 

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