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New 2012 Honda CR-V: more details

Honda releases more info on its new CR-V 4x4

Honda has released more information on its new CR-V crossover 4×4, including the range of engines that will power the car.

Honda CRV

The new Honda CR-V is shorter, improving manoeuvrability

The new CR-V will go on sale in the UK in October this year, with full pricing and specifications to be confirmed closer to the car’s launch.

2012 CR-V: easier to park

Compared to the current CR-V, the new crossover is shorter in both height and length to improve manoeuvrability. Honda claims this hasn’t impeded interior space or luggage volume, however.

Maximum boot space has actually grown by 148 litres – up to 1,648 litres with the seats down (589 litres with the seats up) – and is significantly more than the Ford Kuga’s maximum 1,355-litre offering.

The redesigned 60:40 split-folding rear seats are now easier to stow fully flat, while keyless entry, an electrically powered tailgate and a lower boot floor improve practicality.

Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V will be available in 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre turbodiesel engines

Honda CR-V engines

The new CR-V will be available with a choice of Honda’s 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre turbodiesel engines.

The 153bhp 2.0 petrol will be offered with a choice of two- and four-wheel drive for the first time. Despite a small performance increase for the new model, efficiency has improved by 10%. Honda claims 174g/km CO2 emissions for the manual version, meaning £195 car tax (VED).

A 148bhp 2.2-litre turbodiesel will also be available and will be the most efficient engine, emitting 153g/km CO2 (£170 car tax). All CR-Vs get stop-start fitted as standard when fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox.

We expect fuel consumption figures and more details to be released in September. 

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