The Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC , which returns up to 62.8 mpg with emissions of 119 g/km CO2, will be available from £22,800.
The new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine made its debut in the British-built Civic earlier this year and now it’s making its way into the CR-V – and is available only with two-wheel drive.
With increasing demand for lower cost motoring, the trend for two-wheel drive diesel SUVs has grown and now represents over a quarter of the total compact SUV market in Europe.
The new CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC has fuel economy on the combined cycle up to 62.8 mpg and means the CR-V has the potential to cover up to 800 miles on one tank of fuel. CO2 emissions as low as 119g/km mean the CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC qualifies for just £0 road tax for the first year and as low as £30 annual road tax thereafter.
The new 2WD CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC is expected to make an appearance on more fleet listings. In the current tax year 2013/14, CR-V 1.6 S and SE grades will benefit from P11D tax rates starting from 18 per cent, only increasing by 1 per cent in tax year 2014/15, making for a highly tax efficient vehicle.
The new CR-V will be available with three trim levels – S, SE and SR. The entry level S costs £22,800 and features DAB Radio, dual zone climate control air conditioning, cruise control, electric adjustable and heated door mirrors, USB connectivity, steering wheel remote audio controls, 5-inch Intelligent Multi Info Display (i-MID), 17” alloy wheels as well as all the driver safety aids such as ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), driver seat power lumber support and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) as standard.
An optional T Grade is also available on the S specification and for an additional £765 it adds SD Navigation system and Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone (HFT).
The next step up is the SE at £24,660 featuring all the equipment found in the S model but with the addition of front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone (HFT), CAT 1 alarm with ultrasonic sensor, leather steering wheel, leather gear shift, rain sensing auto wipers, dusk sensing auto lights and auto dim rear view mirror. SE customers also have the opportunity to upgrade to the T Grade to include the SD satellite navigation system.
The SR – with slightly higher emissions of 124g/km and 60.1mpg – tops off the CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC range at £26,880 with standard equipment including Alcantara/leather upholstery, heated front seats, premium audio with subwoofer, painted roof rails, privacy glass, Bi-HID xenon headlights with auto levelling, active cornering lights, High Beam Support System (HSS), headlight washers, front fog lights, driver and passenger seat power lumber support and 18″ alloy wheels.
The Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC is available in two-wheel drive only and features a 6-speed manual gearbox with a capacity of 1597cc. It offers a maximum power output of 120PS at 4,000rpm while maximum torque is 300Nm at 2,000rpm.
The combination of a lightweight engine and two-wheel drive system means that the new CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC weighs 116kg less than the 2.2 i-DTEC model which not only helps to bring down emissions and achieve better fuel economy, but improves handling.
The fourth generation Honda CR-V has up to 1669 litres of luggage capacity. The new CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC also features Honda’s easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seats which can be folded flat in one movement.
The all-new powerplant has been developed exclusively for Europe, and tested extensively on a variety of roads across the continent. As with the CR-V itself, the engine has been built at Honda’s state-of-the-art factory in Swindon.
Honda Civic 2.2 i-DTEC