Paris Motor Show LIVE: Honda CR-V and HR-V prototypes image

The prototypes of the 2015 CR-V and HR-V have been officially presented to the public during the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

The CR-V facelift has received some tweaks and a 1.6 liter i-DTEC diesel engine. The car manufacturer says that the unit is capable of 160 HP (118 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. This will be replacing the current 2.2 liter diesel and it can only be had with a six-speed manual transmission or the new 9-speed automatic. Power will be sent to the four-wheel drive, exclusively. The i-VTEC 2.0L 155 HP will continue to be offered with the 6-speed manual or the old 5-speed automatic.

As far as the HR-V goes, this will be sold with a 1.5 liter i-VTEC or with a 1.6 liter i-DTEC engines. The units will be connected to a 6-speed manual transmission but those who will choose the petrol burner will also be able to get the semi-automatic CVT, as an option. The HR-V will go on sale in Europe next summer and it is promising an adaptable and roomy interior, Honda Magic Seats, rear seats which can fold flat and several other tweaks. More details on the two models will be announced over the next few months.