Latest version of CR-V off-roader now offers the option of diesel power, mated to automatic transmission.

A fresh version of Honda’s CR-V off-roader will begin sale next January.

The front of the car will be new, while at the rear there’ll be a new design of bumper. Inside, the audio console will be different, while cabin plastics move up a notch in quality throughout. The real news, though, comes in the form of a new 2.2-litre diesel engine. This produces 150bhp – 10bhp more than the current one – and, in a first for Honda, can now be paired with automatic transmission.

Like all CR-Vs, the new cars are built in Swindon, Wiltshire, from where they are also exported to 60 countries.

Stephen Jury


September 10, 2009

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