It’s here, the new Honda CR-V

The new Honda
This week Honda drove in the new CR-V. It is on sale in Ireland from €31,995 and is powered by a class-leading new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine.

This week Honda drove in the new CR-V. It is on sale in Ireland from €31,995 and is powered by a class-leading new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine.

The CR-V is the latest model to benefit from Honda’s ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ series of advanced engines with the new 1.6 i-DTEC. This is the lightest engine of its type in the world. It offers class-leading C02 emissions of 119g/km for annual road tax of €200.

Fuel economy also benefits greatly from the ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ with Honda’s Idle Stop and Eco Assist systems working alongside the new 1.6 i-DTEC engine to produce class-leading fuel economy figures.

Honda quote a consumption figure of 4.5 litres of fuel for every 100 kilometres driven, the equivalent of 62.8mpg.

Such efficiency would mean a range in excess of 1,280 kilometres from a full tank of diesel.

Lots of room

The class-leading features of the 1.6 i-DTEC engine come in addition to the existing strengths of the CR-V. A full-size family SUV, it offers ample room inside with up to 1,669 litres of luggage capacity available.

Standard equipment on all models includes dual-zone climate control, 17” alloy wheels, cruise control, one-motion folding rear seats, Idle Stop, remote audio controls, electric front and rear windows, alarm, USB connectivity and daytime running lights.

The CR-V ES grade is priced from €33,995 and offers additional equipment such as reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth HFT, front fog lights, auto lights and wipers, leather steering wheel and electrically folding mirrors.

The CR-V ES Sport grade tops the range from €37,495. This version is luxuriously equipped with the addition of Alcantara and leather seats, Bi-HID headlights, 18”alloy wheels, roof rails, privacy glass, heated front seats, premium audio system with subwoofer, Aative cornering lights, HSS high-beam support system and DAB radio.

Great economy

Adrian Cole, Managing Director of Universal Honda Limited said the Nnw CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC was unique, offering a bigger car experience matched to smaller car economy.

“The fuel consumption figures beat those of the average supermini on Irish roads,” he insisted.

“We feel that with pricing from €31,995 the CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC will really appeal to the many existing and previous CR-V owners out there, as well as drivers of other large SUV’s such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Kuga.

Available to test drive

“With the introduction of the new 1.6 diesel engine, we also welcome the opportunity to offer a more spacious alternative to those looking at smaller SUV’s such as the Kia Sportage, and family saloons such as the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat,” he added.

The CR-V is available to test drive from this week at Honda dealerships nationwide. It is available with the Honda Now Finance plan.