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Honda announces pricing for its facelifted CR-V, on sale from March with a new diesel engine and styling tweaks
Matt Burt
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2 mins read
2 October 2014

The facelifted Honda CR-V will go on sale in the UK in March with a starting price of £22,340.

The updated model, which made its debut at the Paris motor show last year, has undergone a significant mid-life refresh, receiving cosmetic tweaks and a new diesel engine.

Four-wheel-drive variants of the fourth-generation CR-V – which has been on sale since 2012 – will now be offered with a higher-powered 1.6 i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series. The new engine variant replaces the 2.2 i-DTEC diesel, which is being phased out.

The new diesel engine produces 158bhp and 258lb ft. Its CO2 output is 129g/km, when the engine is coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox. This represents an 11% improvement compared with the outgoing unit.

This engine will also be offered with a new nine-speed automatic transmission in place of the old five-speed self-shifting 'box. The CO2 emissions for this combination will be less than 135g/km, 20% better than its predecessor.

The two-wheel-drive CR-V, available with a six-speed manual gearbox, will continue to be offered with the lower-powered version of the 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine. It's the frugal champion in the range, producing 118bhp and emitting 115g/km of CO2 in its most efficient guise.

The existing 2.0-litre petrol engine will continue to be offered with either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive and either the manual or automatic five-speed transmission. CO2 emissions for the petrol-engined models range from 168g/km to 179g/km.

The most significant cosmetic tweaks across the range are at the front of the car, which receives new headlamps, radiator grille, foglights, skidplate and bumper. The enhancements at the rear include new LED tail-lights and a refreshed tailgate and bumper design. The car is also available with Honda's adaptive cruise control system for the first time.

Honda will continue to offer the CR-V in a choice of four trim levels: S, SE, SR and EX. Standard equipment includes Honda's Multi Info Display, dual-zone climate control, cruise control and 17in alloys, while SE trim adds a leather steering wheel and gearknob, automatic lights and wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, Honda's Connect infotainment system and front foglights.

SR specification features a leather and Alcantara interior, heated front seats, satellite navigation and larger 18in alloy wheels, while top-end EX models get keyless entry, a panoramic glass roof and a powered tailgate.

Honda says the version of the CR-V sold in the UK and Europe has been specifically developed and engineered to suit driving conditions here. The car will continue to be built at Honda’s plant in Swindon.

Prices for the facelifted CR-V start at £22,340 for the 2.0 i-VTEC 2WD in S trim, and rise to £35,620 for the 1.6 i-VTEC in EX specification.

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winniethewoo 3 October 2014

Honda sales in Europe have

Honda sales in Europe declined 87% in the Dec to Oct quarter in 2013, And yet they STILL continue to produce this crap.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21272140

Loads of similar stories about... they are doing well in the USA where they sell competently styled bland looking cars, and where I guess they dont have as strict emissions taxes / regs so they can get away with having an outdated engine line up.

Will86 2 October 2014

I Despair...

Sticking extra bits of plastic onto a car is not a facelift. I actually like the current CRV but what it doesn't need is ugly fake skid plates and other plastiminium parts. Please Honda, remember what made you great and go back to your roots. Oh and according to WhatCar, the 158bhp 1.6 diesel is actually unrelated to the 118bhp 1.6 diesel.
winniethewoo 3 October 2014

@Will86

I think its better to give up on Honda. They have decided to become a white goods manufacturer and try and got for profits and sales volume. No point harking back to what they once were! Also I doubt they will bother budgeting to hire high calibre designers like Ingenlath because, well where is the profit in good quality design? So I give up on that as well. Farewell Honda. R.I.P.
fadyady 1 October 2014

Choice

One of my colleagues has one so I get to see it quite often. While it looks good from some angles. It doesn't from all angles. And that's pretty much the story of Honda UK today. But as their other cars such as Jazz and Civic it offers acres of space for its size.
I'm however not thrilled that Honda is dropping the 2.2 diesel from the range in favour of an (power) uprated 1.6. The power output is exceptionally high for the size of the engine which should be excellent in the Civic but is updating their 2.2 diesel too much for Honda?
bomb 2 October 2014

fadyady wrote: The power

fadyady wrote:

The power output is exceptionally high for the size of the engine which should be excellent in the Civic but is updating their 2.2 diesel too much for Honda?

Very possibly, Honda has form at being a one-engine company when talking about diesels. They probably do the majority of their diesel sales in Europe and, if the balance sheet is a nice shade of red, it makes sense to concentrate on developing one unit.

I agree that I'd prefer to see some development of the 2.2D towards something comparable with Hyundai's stonking 2.2 which is pushing 200PS. If they can squeeze 160PS from a 1.6 diesel...!

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