The Japanese Honda brand presented the North American version of the updated compact CR-V crossover in Detroit. To the general public the model will be shown on November 14 on the Los Angeles Auto Show 2016.
The main improvement in motor scale became 1,5-liter four-cylinder turbine motor from the Civic model. On the crossover the engine develops 190 hp and 243 Nm – on 16 hp and 23 Nm it is more than on the sedan. At the same time the maximum torque is available in the narrow range from 2 to 5 thousand revolutions per minute whereas at Civic this range makes from 1700 to 5500 revolutions per minute.
The new engine will be located on all versions of model, except for basic by LX. It will continue to be equipped with 2,4-liter “air-breather” with kickback of 186 hp (the maximum torque in 244 Nm is available from 3900 revolutions per minute).
Irrespective of choice of the power plant, a variator will become a basic transmission for the Honda CR-V. The forward control is provided in standard equipment for model, whereas the all-wheel drive is offered for surcharge.
Renovating developed into considerable changes in a passenger compartment. From new materials of finishing and the increased space for passengers (the place around legs of rear passengers became 5 centimeters more) to expanded hardware. A part of options was borrowed from the Civic model of new generation. Among them – the seven-inch touch display in the center of the control panel supplied with a physical adjuster of loudness.
The system of emergency braking, function of the danger warning of head-on collision with automatic recognition of pedestrians, systems of mitigation of the consequences of a departure after the journey and warnings of traverse of the line of a marking, an adaptive cruise control and the assistant to maintenance of a lane of the movement are responsible for safety.
Sales of the Honda CR-V will start in the winter. The prices of a novelty will be announced in the next months.