Small improvements for the successful SUV model
The Honda CR-V was the best selling SUV in the world in the first nine months of last year, it is one of the most popular compact SUV’s and the 2015 model has some comprehensive updates.
Highlights of the 2015 model-year CR-V include a new diesel engine and nine-speed automatic transmission that deliver an unrivalled power-to-consumption ratio; world-first safety technology; an all-new connectivity and infotainment system; as well as enhanced suspension and optimised NVH measures for a more refined yet dynamic drive.
The styling of the new CR-V has also been enhanced, the noticeable changes are at the front with redesigned headlamps flowing into the new grille. Additionally, the new bumper and skid plate give the CR-V a wider appearance and hint at the improved stability, while also lowering the car’s visual centre of gravity. The sleek new front headlamps incorporate powerful halogen bulbs, LED daytime running lights and HID projector headlamps which gives the car a bold face while also optimising visibility of the road ahead in low light conditions. At the rear the the CR-V the LED combination lamps have been restyled to give a more fluid, three-dimensional appearance. Newly-styled 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels are also available, complementing the exterior enhancements and highlighting the improved dynamism of the CR-V.
The interior is more stylish and functional interior with a reshaped chrome-effect inlay running the width of the dashboard. The dashboard has been redesigned to allow easy visibility and access to the new seven-inch touchscreen displaying the new Honda Connect system. The interior is available with either chrome plating or black carbon grain on key surfaces, the upholstery can be specified with black perforated leather, black Alcantara and leather, black emboss smooth fabric or ivory perforated leather.
The new-look CR-V will be available in showrooms from Spring 2015.