The Honda CR-V with the company’s new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine will be priced from £22,800 when it arrives in UK showrooms this October.
Three trim levels will be available – S, SE, and SR – however, all three models will be two wheel-drive only.
The flip-side to this decision is an impressive improvement in fuel economy and emissions, with the S and SE models emitting just 119 g/km, placing them in VED Band C with no road tax bill for the first year, and only £30 a year thereafter.
The new 1.6-litre diesel engine weighs 116kg less than the larger 2.2-litre unit, and produces 120PS at 4,000rpm with maximum torque of 300NM at 2,000rpm. It drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
Fuel economy on the combined cycle increases to 62.8 mpg, giving the new CR-V an 800 mile range on one tank of diesel.
The £22,800 entry-level S model features DAB digital radio, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, USB connectivity, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The £24,660 SE model adds front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, Bluetooth, ultrasonic alarm, leather steering wheel and gear knob, automatic wipers, headlights and rear view mirror.
An optional T grade adds satellite navigation and Bluetooth connectivity (if not already fitted) to S and SE models for an extra £765.
The range-topping SR model costs £26,880 and includes leather/Alcantara upholstery, heated front seats, premium audio system, painted roof rails, privacy glass, bi-xenon headlights with cornering lights, High-beam Support System, front fog lights, front seat lumbar adjustment and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Both the new engine and the CR-V itself are built in Britain, at the company’s Swindon factory.
Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC prices
|Petrol Models||CO2 (g/km)||Combined MPG||OTR||VED Tax Band|
|CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC S||119||62.8||£22,800||C|
|CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC S-T||119||62.8||£23,565||C|
|CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC SE||119||62.8||£24,660||C|
|CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC SE-T||119||62.8||£25,425||C|
|CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC SR||124||60.1||£26,880||D|