The Geneva Motor Show, the 2013 edition brought and keeps bringing actually, a lot of amazing cars and innovative technology. Honda has launched yesterday the CR-V equipped with the new 1.6-liter i-DTEC Earth Dreams Technology diesel engine. The engine is available in two-wheel drive with manual transmission and will feature 300 Nm of torque and 120 PS with CO2 emissions of only 119 g/km. These figures actually provide an exceptional balance of performance and economy. The new model will be built only for the European market at the production facility in Swindon and apparently it will go on sale before winter gets here.
The carmaker has launched the 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel for the first time in the Civic in January this year and it is the lightest diesel engine in its class and will deliver energetic performance, agile handling and lower running costs. Here we have to mention the annual road tax bill of GBP30 for CR-V customers. The trend for two-wheel drive diesel has grown and represents more than a quarter of the total C-SUV market in the UK.
The styling of the engine maintains the confident stance adopted at the introduction of the new CR-V in 2012 and retains the impressive practicality with a spacious 1.648 liters of luggage capacity. By only pushing a handle, the Honda CR-V can be transformed from a 5-seater passenger car into a versatile load-luger. The carmaker managed to sell more then 5 million CR-Vs worldwide since its introduction in 1995. More technical and specification details and prices on the new engine will be announced a few months later. The CR-V 1.6-liter –DTEC has a 1.596 cc displacement and it is capable of developing a maximum power of 88 PS and 300 Nm of torque. The CO2 emission level reaches 119 g/km.
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