Unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the facelifted 2015 Honda CR-V offers commanding looks, ample space for occupants and luggage, accomplished performance, and a generous level of safety and driver-convenience equipment. The new model comes in four specifications (S, SE, SR and EX), and will be available from official Honda dealers in April - including the Yeomans Honda dealerships throughout Surrey and West Sussex.
Although very slightly lower and shorter than its predecessor, the newest edition of the CR-V retains its road presence with a redesigned and assertive grille, headlights and bumpers. Underbody protection at the front and rear emphasise the vehicle's off-road credentials, along with large 17" or 18" alloy wheels.
The strong impression made by the car is supported by its strong performance on the road. Two 1.6 litre diesel engines, offering 120PS and 160PS respectively, are available with the CR-V, along with a 2.0 litre i-VTEC petrol unit with 155PS. The 160PS 1.6 diesel, which offers a huge amount of torque from low revs, provides the best performance, particularly when fitted with the all-new nine-speed automatic transmission; at the same time, it achieves impressive combined fuel economy of 55.4mpg and CO2 emissions of just 134g/km. The 120PS diesel provides less power, but returns even better fuel economy and carbon output figures of 64.2mpg and 115g/km.
Previous versions of the CR-V have won awards for their safety and reliability, and this model continues to deliver on both these categories. A high-tensile steel structure and multiple airbags shield occupants from harm in the event of a collision, while numerous active safety measures including the City Brake Active System and Vehicle Stability Assist are standard; options include Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Keeping Assist and Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control.
As well as providing excellent headroom and legroom and up to 589 litres of loadspace (1146 litres with the rear seats folded forward), the cabin also boasts an array of useful technology. A 7" touchscreen is standard, and provides access to the manufacturer's Multi Info display; dual-zone climate control also keeps passengers cool and refreshed. More highly-specified models come with such amenities as heated leather seats, keyless entry and a panoramic glass roof.
Get in touch with the helpful staff at our Bognor Regis, Farnham, Guildford or Worthing showrooms today for further information about the new CR-V.