Carmaker Honda revealed a new model for the European customers, the CR-V. The specialists say this car will be the most-like mid-sized off roader yet and that it will be available for purchase later this year. At a close look we can see it is a little longer in comparison with the old model. Even so, it has a 30 mm lower roof line and also the rear seat base has been dropped by 38 mm. The seat of the drive was lowered by 10 mm.
The engineers describe it as a great balance between a car and an SUV, offering a car-like feel. Now, in terms of visual elements, the carmaker offers for the front end the new Honda styling theme with a large grille. This actually overlaps the headlights and the front bumper has chunky off-road cladding at the bottom. At the rear end, we can see a very small rear window and wraparound rear lights that offer us the impression we are looking at a Volvo XC60 from the rear three-quarter view. Nothing is for sure yet, but there is the possibility the model will be powered by the well-known 2.2-liter i-DTEC diesel engine capable of developing 148 BHP and 258 lb. ft. of torque. The CO2 emission level reaches 149 g/km.
At launch, the Honda CR-V will also be available with a 2.0-liter i-VTEC petrol engine capable of developing the same 148 BHP and only 142 lb. ft. of torque. In the front wheel drive variant, the CO2 emission level is 168 g/km. Honda is offering it with front or four-wheel drive. The 2013 Honda CR-V will also have a new 1.6-liter diesel engine as an option and it will be available next year. If we are talking about a mid-sized SUV, the 99 g/km CO2 emission level is quite impressive. We will have to wait for the carmaker to release the prices.
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