posted 5 years ago

Honda’s 1.6 i-DTEC engine is a winner

Efficient and super-frugal

Honda’s 1.6 i-DTEC engine has proved its efficiency yet again in the new Honda CR-V. Independent tests on UK roads over more than five hundred miles showed a return of a fantastic 77.86mpg using only 29.75 litres of fuel. 

Independent driver John Kerswill who carried out the test said “a lot of people doubt that the official consumption figures of new cars are achievable in real life, and with some cars that might be true. But we've shown conclusively that it's possible to not only match but far exceed the CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC's official 62.8mpg, which is itself a pretty amazing figure for such a large vehicle.”

Lee Wheeler, Manager-Corporate Operations at Honda (UK) said “once again our Earth Dreams technology proves its real-world credentials over distances and in conditions that many fleet drivers face every day. This perfectly illustrates the fact that drivers can have the versatility, practicality and refinement of a larger car but still keep their fuel bills down.”

Honda’s 1.6 diesel engine is the first to be launched in Europe under its flagship Earth Dreams Technology environmental programme; offering customers an outstanding balance of high fuel economy, low emissions and dynamic performance.

The new  British built Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC offers an impressive combination of practicality with enormous luggage capacity of approximately 1,669 litres and performance (120PS and 300Nm of torque), as well as the outstanding fuel consumption. The CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC has the potential to cover up to 800 miles on a single tank of fuel. In addition, CO2 emissions as low as 119g/km, so the CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC qualifies for £0 road tax for the first year and as low as £30 annual road tax thereafter. This fuel-efficient CR-V is currently available from just £239 per month on a 0% APR PCP finance plan over three years, and comes complete with five years complimentary servicing.

The interior of the new Honda CR-V has generous headroom and comfortable seating positions, there is a change in the design of the rear seats with the introduction of easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seats when can folded down in one swift movement. The new CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC also includes split rear seats at the pull of a handle, the CR-V can be transformed from a five-seater passenger car into a versatile load-lugger. 

The increased demand for low cost motoring makes the Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC very appealing and it is priced very competitively.