HONDA has taken the wraps off its revised CR-V SUV. The Japanese car maker has also announced upgrades in the form of a more powerful 1.6-litre diesel engine plus the addition of a new nine-speed automatic gearbox.
The car’s exterior receives a whole new look, with new headlamps, front grille, fog lights, skid-plate and bumper; whilst at the rear, new LED combination lamps, a refreshed tailgate design and bumper complete the refresh.
Four-wheel drive variants will now be available with the firm’s higher power 160 horsepower 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which in manual gearbox guise promises a class-leading sub 130g/km of CO2 – an 11% improvement compared to the previous unit.
This new engine replaces the previous 2.2-litre diesel in the CR-V and, when combined with the nine-speed aut...