Honda’s mid-sized take on the SUV segment is still relatively young but that hasn’t stopped the Japanese firm taking a scalpel to it inside and out – in fact it’s sufficiently comprehensive that you could almost call it version 2.0.
The popular 1.6-litre diesel option is now available in 158bhp format as well as the original 119bhp guise and there’s the option of a new nine-speed automatic transmission to go with it. The nose has been updated with a new look and there’s changes on the inside too including a new infotainment system, more sound-proofing and safety systems. Even the suspension and steering have been revised.
Looks and image
The last CR-V delivered a distinctive straight-edged look where most of its rivals went for elaborate curves, and the revised version offers more ...