Facelifted 2015 Honda CR-V Euro-spec First Look

2015 Honda CR V facelift 1 Facelifted 2015 Honda CR V Euro spec First Look

2015 Honda CR V facelift 3 Facelifted 2015 Honda CR V Euro spec First Look

The CR-V in European specification has been announced by Honda. The company boasts that the new model has been boldly re-styled. But in fact, the looks of the car have been only moderately changed. The CR-V prototype was unveiled in October at the Paris Auto Show. As visible, there is no significant difference between the Prototype and the new CR-V. The sales will commence in the Spring of 2015. The car has been manufactured in Swindon, UK.

The interior features the Honda Connect infotainment system. This system is fitted as standard across the range and is app-driven. It includes a 7 inch touch screen display, Bluetooth connectivity and rear- view camera. The elegant touch screen display enables the passengers in the front seats to enjoy a variety of features. They can access vehicle information and the rear-view parking camera and enjoy music as well. While Bluetooth technology lets Smartphones take advantage of the MirrorLink technology. Other notable features are nine pre-installed apps. A noticeable modification in the interior is the reshaped chrome inlay that looks impressive as it runs along the width of the dashboard. A new electronic gear knob along with a P button has been provided. Also, comfort has been enhanced by a sliding armrest present between the front seats. The remaining design has been largely borrowed from the previous model.

The engine has undergone a superb transformation. The previous model was equipped with 2.2 liter i-DTEC, and this engine has been used in quite a many models. But the brand new version is armed with 1.6 liter i-DTEC. This engine from the Honda’s Earth Dream Technology Series gives a solid reason to look forward to the new CR-V. Available for 4WD models, the powerful engine yields an output of 160 HP, while the torque output is 350 Nm. Customers have only the all-wheel drive option. The engine is accompanied by either of the two transmissions- nine speed automatic or six-speed manual. This new technology has enabled the car to become more eco- friendly. The version with nine-speed automatic transmission emits less than 135g/km of CO2, which is a decrease of approximately 20 percent as compared to the predecessor-which had five-speed automatic transmission. As for the six-speed manual transmission, the carbon emission is less than 130g/km.

A comparatively less powerful, but more eco-friendly engine is available in the two-wheel drive model. This one is available in manual transmission only and produces a power of 120 HP. This 1.6 liter i-DTEC features manual transmission, which has a quite low CO2 emission of 115 g/km. As for the petrol engine, it will now be a Euro 6 compliant. Two versions, namely 2WD and 4WD are offered to the buyers. The 2.0 liter i-VTEC petrol engine has the power output of 155 HP.

This new launch of Honda is similar to US-Spec models. The exterior is somewhat unchanged, though the front bumper has been tweaked. The other aspects would be seen with slight modification. The company has altered the rear bumper too, and the front grille is also a little different. Fog lights and the LED lights would appear a bit changed. Though much effort has not been made to enable the car to stand out among its rivals, the outside still looks classy. The front is aggressive with a grille that is accompanied by perfectly crafted quadrilateral shaped headlights. Their sleek looks definitely enhance the looks as they slowly converge to a point while they slightly rise along the sides of the car. The different grille adds to the pleasant looks. The exterior also features chrome trim at the rear.

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