The Paris Motor Show 2014 will see Honda revealing a sharp new look for the CR-V – which, according to recent figures from Focus2Move, was the world’s best selling SUV in the first quarter of 2014.
The Swindon-built CR-V will benefit from a revised exterior and Honda’s new 1.6-litre i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine.
It’s a more aggressive look for the fourth generation CR-V, a car only launched in 2013. The front gains new headlights, a revised front grille, new fog lights and restyled bumper, whilst at the rear, the CR-V gets new LED lights, a refreshed tailgate and new bumper.
The four-wheel drive CR-V gets the efficient 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, which replaces the outgoing 2.2-litre diesel engine. When combined with the standard-fit six-speed manual gearbox, the diesel engine offers 160hp and 258lb ft torque, with CO2 emissions dropping 11% to 130g/km.
Honda is also offering a nine-speed automatic transmission, with CO2 emissions of 135g/km, a 20% improvement over the old car. Two-wheel drive Honda CR-Vs will continue to be equipped with the 1.6-litre petrol engine, with emissions dropping to 117g/km.
Honda claims the CR-V has been ‘developed and engineered for European drivers’ and will continue to be built in Swindon. There’s no word on when the revised Honda CR-V will be available to buy or the likely prices, but the range currently starts at £22,000, with the diesel available from £23,060.
Come back for more images of the new CR-V and all the Paris Motor Show 2014 stars when we hit the show halls and report back live.