New Honda CR-V Spied

Friday 11 September 2009, 00:00 AM by Satish Kalepu

Not the Indian model (yet?), but the first official pictures of new Honda CRV are revealed and it goes on sale in the UK from January 2010. For the diesel crazy Europeans, the new Honda CRV will have 2.2 Liter i-Dtec engine. It produces 148bhp and 258lb ft of torque. It can also be mated to either a manual gearbox or a new, five-speed automatic unit. The engine also meets strict new Euro 5 emissions legislation.

On the outside, the new CR-V is treated to a distinctive new front bumper and grille, a revised rear bumper, and colour coded bumpers on the EX grade. There are also newly-designed 17-inch (for SE grade) and 18-inch (for ES and EX grades) alloy wheels and upgraded fabrics and plastics inside. Honda has also installed a new audio console design.

New Honda CR-V Spied | CarTrade.com

In addition to drivetrain and aesthetic changes the 2010 CR-V retains radar controlled Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) which incorporates Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) – a system that predicts collisions and warns the driver, before applying braking and retracting the front seatbelts if the situation becomes critical. This feature is standard on ES and EX models but optional on the lower-spec SE.

The new CR-V is supposed to debut in Japan on the 17th but Honda UK has already officially announced the car with two new photos.