Η Honda μας παρουσιάζει στο Παρίσι την ευρωπαϊκή έκδοση του Honda CR-V. Σε σχέση με την προηγούμενη γενιά του CR-V έχει μικρότερο μήκος κατά 5 mm (4.570 mm) και μικρότερη απόσταση από το έδαφος με ύψος 1.650 mm (30 mm λιγότερα από το προηγούμενο CR-V.


Σε σχέση με την Αμερικάνικη έκδοση διαθέτει νέους προφυλακτήρες, LED φώτα ημέρας, LED πίσω φωτιστικά σώματα, επανασχεδιασμένους καθρέπτες, και κεραία “καρχαρία”. Ο χώρος των αποσκευών ανέρχεται στα 589 λίτρα, όπου με την αναδίπλωση των πίσω καθισμάτων, αυξάνεται στα 1.648 λίτρα, 1148 περισσότερα από τη προηγούμενη γενιά.

Μηχανικά θα είναι διαθέσιμο με 3 κινητήρες τον ολοκαίνουργιο 1.600 turbodiesel απόδοσης 120 ίππων με 300 Nm ροπής, τον 2.0-λιτρο βενζίνης i-VTEC με τα 153 άλογα και τα 192 Nm ροπής και τον 2.2-λίτρων i-DTEC πετρελαίου με τα 150 άλογα και τα 350 Nm ροπής.

Θα είναι διαθέσιμο τόσο ως δικίνητο όσο και ως τετρακίνητο ενώ θα υπάρχουν χειροκίνητα και αυτόματα κιβώτια. Διαθέτει το Real Times AWD σύστημα τετρακίνησης ενώ τεχνολογικά διαθέτει τα συστήματα Hill Start Assist (HSA) και Hill Descent Control (HDC).

Ντεμπούτο θα κάνει στην έκθεση του Παρισιού τον Σεπτέμβριο με τις πωλήσεις του θα ξεκινήσουν από τον Οκτώβριο με την κατασκευή του να έχει ήδη ξεκινήσει στο εργοστάσιο της Honda στο Swindon της Αγγλίας. Στην Αγγλία ξεκινά από τις £21.395

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HONDA AT THE PARIS MOTOR SHOW – PRESS KIT

Honda is showcasing the new British built CR-V at the Paris Motor Show 2012 with the announcement that it will be offered with Honda’s new 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine from September 2013. The Civic 1.6 i-DTEC also makes its European debut at the Show alongside the revised 2013 CR-Z hybrid.

These new models will line up beside the EV-STER concept, WTCC race car and an original first generation Civic to celebrate 40 years of this iconic car.

The New CR-V – Reliable, capable and reassuring

Honda has confirmed that the freshly launched CR-V will be offered with Honda’s new 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine as a two-wheel drive model from September 2013. This is the first drivetrain from Honda’s new Earth Dreams Technology engine series to be introduced in Europe and it will be built at Honda’s manufacturing facility in the UK. The application of new high-strength material in the cylinder head has enabled Honda to deliver the world’s lightest aluminium open deck 1.6-litre diesel engine. These lightweight characteristics, along with the compact, high-efficiency turbocharger, will reduce response times and provide an impressive blend of performance and economy. Further details and technical specification will be announced closer to the launch.

The CR-V has always been ahead of the curve, offering car-like driving dynamics and SUV security and practicality since its introduction in 1995. With over five million CR-Vs finding happy homes we know it’s a winning formula. So the new fourth generation CR-V continues to fuse agile, intuitive driving dynamics with incredible versatility. However, significant improvements in every area and much improved efficiency create an exciting new CR-V that will satisfy current owners and attract a new generation of buyers.

As you’d expect the new CR-V offers even greater quality, practicality and refinement than its predecessors and with environmental concerns of increasing importance, both petrol and diesel engines emit significantly less CO2. Plus, for the first time in Europe, the new CR-V will be offered with a choice of both two- and four-wheel drive. Adapted specifically for the European market, it’s made in Britain and more efficient than ever.

The newcomer is instantly recognisable as a member of the CR-V family. The prominent three-bar grille and deep-set headlights continue the introduction of Honda’s new “Y” shaped ‘face’, while the vertically stacked taillights have been a CR-V signature since the first generation (1995-2001). Additions to the European model include a revised front bumper, front LED daytime running lights and rear LED lights with a three-dimensional design.

Inside, the fascia features a number of horizontal layers that emphasise the feeling of space. The major controls are grouped according to their function with a ‘driver interface zone’ behind the steering wheel and an ‘information interface zone’ in the centre of the cabin.

The height of the car has been reduced by 30 mm compared with the current model, without reducing the interior space for the occupants. This represents the successful application of Honda’s man-maximum, machine-minimum philosophy. The introduction of easy fold-down rear seats has also made it possible to transform the CR-V from a five-seater to a versatile load-lugger at the pull of a handle.

Under the bonnet of the CR-V, customers will find either a 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol engine or a 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel. Both are developments of the engines found in the third generation CR-V but both have been comprehensively redesigned with a focus on reducing CO2 emissions. For example, the diesel model with a manual gearbox, now emits just 149 g/km of CO2. This represents a 12 per cent reduction compared with the previous generation of CR-V, despite maintaining the same power output of 150 PS.

The new CR-V has been tested extensively in Europe and the McPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension has been tuned for enhanced ride comfort and high speed stability. Motion Adaptive electric power steering (MA-EPS) has also been introduced, combining easy manoeuvrability with increased feedback and response at higher speeds. Petrol-engined models can be supplied with front wheel drive but most CR-Vs sold will continue to use Honda’s Real Time AWD system, which is now electronically activated for improved efficiency.

The new CR-V also features a comprehensive range of safety equipment designed to help the driver avoid or mitigate an accident, or to protect the occupants should a crash become unavoidable. Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) continue to be a part of CR-V’s safety equipment, and now for the first time on the CR-V they are complemented by Honda’s Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). In addition the new CR-V features Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure, a well-established part of Honda’s safety arsenal and is designed to absorb impact energy in the event of a collision and divert it away from the passenger compartment. The CR-V also comes with front, side and curtain airbags.

Reliable, capable and reassuring the fourth generation CR-V builds on the success of its predecessors, of which over five million have been sold. “If you want to improve a vehicle that is already well balanced and respected, the only solution is to enhance that vehicle in every area while making it more efficient than ever before,” says Large Project Leader Ryouji Nakagawa. “That is what we have done with the new CR-V.”

To find out more information about the New CR-V including specifications, please go tohttp://newsroom.honda.co.uk

Production of European CR-V begins as part of new £267 million investment programme into UK plant

The production launch of the new European CR-V took place at the beginning of September and was celebrated as part of a new £267 million investment programme into new models and engines at Honda’s manufacturing plant in Swindon, UK.

The new investment which will take Honda’s total spend at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) to over £1.5 billion supports the production launch of the new Civic (December 2011), the new CR-V (September 2012) and the new 1.6-litre diesel engine (December 2012).

500 new Associates have already been recruited and trained to manufacture the new products, taking the total workforce to 3,500.

By the end of the year, production at the Swindon plant is forecast to have doubled on last year’s figure – up to 183,000 units. Honda aims to increase that figure to 250,000 units per year within 3 years.

Commenting on the new investment, Honda Motor Europe President, Manabu Nishimae said,

“We are entering an exciting period of numerous product launches and these new products will be produced here in Europe, at our UK manufacturing plant. HUM will be the cornerstone of our European operations.”

HONDA (UK) ANNOUNCES PRICES FOR NEW CR-V

Honda (UK) has confirmed pricing and specification for the new British built CR-V which will be landing in dealerships in October. Prices will start from a competitive £21,395 OTR for the entry level 2.0 i-VTEC manual S grade 2WD model and rise to £30,995 for the top of the range 2.2 i-DTEC EX AWD with manual transmission.

The introduction of the 2WD allows the new CR-V to enter the market with a lower entry price, thus broadening the sales potential for this model going forward. Honda has also improved the specifications through the whole of the range, whilst still managing to keep costs in line with the third generation CR-V.

The new fourth generation CR-V offers even greater quality, practicality and refinement than its predecessor and with environmental concerns of increasing importance, both the 2.0 i-VTEC and 2.2 i-DTEC engines emit significantly less CO2. Plus, for the first time in Europe, the new CR-V will be offered with a choice of two- and four-wheel drive.

Customers still get the Tardis-like interior. With the rear seats in place the boot capacity is a spacious 589 litres and this extends to 1669 litres when the seats are down. The practicality is further enhanced by the addition of keyless entry and power tailgate (standard on EX trim level), which makes it easier for owners to further maximise the boot space. Generously Equipped Specifications The new CR-V will be available with four generously equipped trim levels S, SE, SR and EX.

The entry-level S features 5-inch Intelligent Multi Info Display (i-MID), driver power lumbar support, Idle Stop, Dual Zone Climate Control, cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, fabric interior, Hill Start Assist, Steering wheel stereo controls, USB/iPod auxiliary input, one touch folding rear seats. Plus a CD tuner and 4 speaker stereo, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-lock braking system (ABD), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) and central locking.

The next trim level is SE which includes all the equipment found in S but adds a leather steering wheel and gearshifter, rain sensing auto wipers, dusk sensing auto lights, auto dim rear view mirror, front and rear parking sensors, rear view parking camera, one-touch power windows (also key fob operated), electrically folding door mirrors, 6-speaker stereo, Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone, front fog lights, tweeters and a CAT1 alarm

The next step up is the SR featuring 1/2 leather and Alcantara interior, heated front seats, ambient lighting for driver/passenger footwell and doors, premium audio, DAB Radio, colour-coded roof rails, privacy glass, Bi-HID lights with Auto Levelling, dynamic cornering lights, High Beam Support System, headlight washers, 18-inch alloy wheels, passenger power lumbar support and manual passenger seat height adjustment

The EX tops off the range with standard goodies such as smart entry, leather interior, power tailgate, electric driver seat with memory function, panoramic glass roof and integrated satellite navigation.

The new CR-V range at a glance

Petrol Models CO2 Combined MPG OTR Tax Band
2,0 i-VTEC S (2WD) 168 g/km 39.2 £21,395 H
2.0 i-VTEC SE (2WD) 168 g/km 39.2 £22,895 H
2.0 i-VTEC S 173 g/km 38.2 £22,495 H
2.0 i-VTEC S auto 175 g/km 37.7 £23,995 H
2.0 i-VTEC SE 173 g/km 38.2 £23,995 H
2.0 i-VTEC SE auto 175 g/km 37.7 £25,495 H
2.0 i-VTEC SR 177 g/km 37.2 £26,445 I
2.0 i-VTEC SR auto 179 g/km 36.7 £27,945 I
2.0 i-VTEC EX 177 g/km 37.2 £28,900 I
2.0 i-VTEC ES auto 179 g/km 36.7 £30,400 I
Diesel Models
2.2 i-CTEC S 149 g/km 50.4 £24,605 F
2.2 i-DTEC S auto 174 g/km 42.8 £26,245 H
2.2 i-DTEC SE 149 g/km 50.4 £26,105 F
2.2 i-DTEC SE auto 174 g/km 42.8 £27,745 H
2.2 i-DTEC SR 154 g/km 48.7 £28,540 G
2.2 i-DTEC SR auto 180 g/km 41.5 £30,195 I
2.2 i-DTEC EX 154 g/km 48.7 £30,995 G
2.2 i-DTEC EX auto 180 g/km 41.5 £32,650 I