Honda has unveiled the production version of the Euro-spec 2015 CR-V which would be availablt to order from March 2015. The updated CR-V would also come to India by the end of 2015, with updated powertrain and exterior styling. The CR-V facelift also comes loaded with new interior cabin, infotainment system and Honda's latest 9-speed automatic transmission.
As for the exterior styling, the 2015 Honda CR-V features redesigned headlamps that flow into the new grille. Additionally, a new bumper and skid plate give the CR-V a wider appearance and hint at its improved stability, while also lowering the car’s visual centre of gravity. Finally, at the rear, the LED combination lamps have been restyled to give the CR-V a more fluid, three-dimensional appearance. Inside the cabin, it has a sliding armrest between the front seats further enhances versatility and comfort. New Honda CR-V gets company's innovative new app-driven infotainment system. Fitted as standard across the range, it offers greater convenience and connectivity while on the road, with a broad range of functions presented on a seven-inch touch screen display.
Honda Connect gives front-seat occupants fast access to everything from vehicle information, rear-view parking camera and music, to Bluetooth connectivity for their phones as well as being enabled for MirrorLink technology. The new system’s functions include internet access, nine pre-installed apps - as well as access to the Honda App Center - optional Garmin satellite navigation, audio display, AM/FM/DAB and internet radio, phone interface and Bluetooth connectivity. In addition it offers a rear-view parking camera with dynamic guidelines, and a range of vehicle information, such as trip meter, fuel economy and journey time.
Under the hood, it has a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine, from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series, provides considerably higher power ouput than its predecessor, boosting maximum power and torque to 160 PS and 350 Nm. The four-wheel drive CR-V will be available with two transmissions: either a six-speed manual, or an all-new nine-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the two-wheel drive diesel CR-V, available with a manual transmission, carries over powertrains from the current model, equipped with the 120 PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC engine. The petrol variants retain the 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine with power output of 155 PS.