Honda has announced competitive new pricing and a generous specification for its new-look Honda CR-V, which goes on sale in January 2010.
The new Honda CR-V will be available with a new diesel powerplant - the i-DTEC - and an eagerly awaited automatic gearbox for diesel models. The top-selling SUV's popular looks have been refreshed with a distinctive new front bumper, grille and revised rear bumper.
NVH levels are improved, with increased sound deadening around the engine and cabin, adding to the high-quality refinement of the CR-V and making it an even quieter and more relaxing car to drive. Inside the cabin, upgraded fabrics and plastics have been used to give a more premium finish; a new audio console design has been introduced.
Like the previous model, the new 2010 Honda CR-V offers unrivalled equipment levels that, along with its ample cabin, split-level boot and 'car-like' handling, have made it so popular. SE grades now come fitted with newly-designed 17-inch alloy wheels as standard as well as air conditioning, auxiliary socket, cloth upholstery and power-heated door mirrors.
ES grades get 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, auto-dimming mirror, cruise control, double-deck cargo space, electric folding mirrors, half leather and Alcantara heated seats, headlight washers, front fog lights, leather steering wheel and gear knob, rear parking sensors, unique interior inlay trims and USB connector for an iPod, over and above the SE model.
Top spec Honda CR-V EX models are differentiated by full body-coloured bumpers and come equipped with DVD voice-activated satellite navigation with premium audio and subwoofer, full leather upholstery with front heated seats, HID Xenon headlights and auto headlight on function, panoramic roof, rain sensor, reverse tilt mirror and 8-way driver power seat in addition to the ES specification.
Honda CR-V Specification
Honda's 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, which debuted in the latest Honda Accord, produces 150PS at 4,000rpm (up 10PS) and torque of 350Nm at 2,000rpm (up 10Nm). It can be paired with a either a 6-speed manual transmission or the smooth and refined 5-speed automatic gearbox that has been manufactured in-house by Honda.
Honda CR-V Petrol Models2.0-litre SE - £20,175 2.0-litre SE auto - £21,475 2.0-litre ES - £21,675 2.0-litre ES auto - £22,975 2.0-litre EX - £25,215 2.0-litre EX auto - £26,515 2.0-litre EX with Advanced Safety Pack - £27,215 2.0-litre EX with Advanced Safety Pack auto - £28,515
Honda CR-V Diesel Models2.2-litre SE - £22,135 2.2-litre SE auto - £23,475 2.2-litre ES - £23,635 2.2-litre ES auto - £24,975 2.2-litre EX - £27,175 2.2-litre EX auto - £28,515 2.2-litre EX with Advanced Safety Pack - £29,175 2.2-litre EX with Advanced Safety Pack (auto) - £30,515
Technology packs which include Satellite Navigation and Bluetooth Hands-Free Telephone, are available on all SE and ES grades for £1250.
Honda CR-V Advanced Safety Pack
Two active safety systems continue to be available on the Honda CR-V and are unique to the SUV segment. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is a radar-controlled cruise control function which maintains a set distance to the vehicle in front; Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) predicts collisions and warns the driver, before applying braking and retracting the front seatbelts if the situation becomes critical. These systems are optional on EX models.Published 20 November 2009