Honda has released photos of the Euro-spec CR-V SUV, almost a year after the car’s debut in the United States.
The new CR-V will go on sale in Europe in October and will continue to be made at Honda’s Swindon plant in the UK.
Compared to the U.S. version, the Europe bound CR-V has some unique features including a revised front bumper, LED daytime running lights and rear LED lights. In terms of equipment, the CR-V also gets a powered tailgate for Europe and the Hill Descent Control (HDC), a first for the CR-V.
On the inside, the car has different materials, chosen especially for the European market, with the carmaker paying a lot of attention to detail. Under the bonnet, the CR-V will be offered in Europe with a 2.0-liter i-VTEC petrol unit and a 2.2-liter i-DTEC diesel engine, both improved versions of from the previous generation CR-V. As on the previous model, the i-DTEC develops 150 horsepower and 350 Nm, but CO2 emissions have been reduced to 149 g/km from 171 g/km (for the 5-speed manual gearbox).
The petrol engine has however 5 more horsepower than before, for a total of 155 hp. CO2 emissions are also reduced, from 192 g/km to 173 g/km for the manual transmission. For the first time on the continent, the CR-V will be offered with a choice of 2WD and AWD, as 2WD models now make up 51% of the petrol-engined compact-SUV market in Europe.