New look and a downsized diesel for the SUV

Frankfurt / Paris, October 1, 2014

Honda presented at the Paris Motor Show ( October 4 to 19 2014) the CR-V facelift.
The 4.57 meter long SUV that competes with the Toyota RAV4 and the Mazda CX - 5, gets a recognizable other optics.
In particular, the modified grill is striking, but also the fog lights and skid plates have changed significantly.
The rear lights are now working with LED technology, also there is now a wide chrome strip and turn a shiny metallic underrun protection.

New 160 - hp diesel for the CR - V

The CR - V is also available from the spring of 2015 with a new diesel engine, which is part of the new Earth-Dream - engine generation.
Until now, there was the car with an optional 155 - horsepower gasoline engine and two diesel engines.
For the diesel models you could choose a front-wheel drive with a 120-hp 1.6 i - DTEC.
The alternative was a four-wheel drive with 150-hp 2.2 - liter.
The 4WD variant will in future also be powered by a 1.6 - liter, which, however, makes 160 hp.
Despite less displacement of the newcomer has the same torque as the old unit: 350 Newton meters.
In conjunction with the standard six-speed manual transmission, CO2 emissions are reduced compared with the predecessor of 149 to 130 grams per kilometer.
Instead of a five-speed a nine-speed automatic is now available.
Thus, the CO2 emissions are below 135 grams per kilometer.
In the 120 - horsepower gasoline engine, the CO2 emissions will decrease slightly from 119 to 117 grams.

Details for the motorization of the HR - V

The little brother of the CR - V can be seen at the Paris Motor Show, if only as a prototype.
Now Honda reveals details on engine and launch of the 4.30 meter long subcompact SUVs, which competes with the Opel Mokka.
The HR - V with front-wheel drive in the summer of 2015 in the trade and offers two engine variants: a new gasoline engine with the designation 1.5 i-VTEC and the 1.6 - liter diesel.
Performance Honda makes no details.
Series is a six-speed transmission, the gasoline engine can be ordered alternatively with a continuously variable CVT transmission.
The offered in Japan in identical Vezel instead of the diesel hybrid drive is at least not initially offered in Europe.
Even from a four-wheel drive is not the issue.

New Jazz with six-speed transmission

While the Civic facelift and the Civic Type R were painted blue, Honda shows his other Paris news in red. Too, the prototype of the new Jazz has that color.
This third-generation small car starts with us in the summer of 2015, there are to the car again a salami - slice more information: The previously announced new 1.3 - liter gasoline engine ??
the performance still remains secret ??
is now as before comes with a six instead of a five-speed circuit.
In addition, as had a stepless CVT transmission be available.
Like the other new engines including the 1.3 - liter for the new " Earth Dreams Technology "-Antriebsgeneration, as Honda is not tired to tell.
Apparently a verbal counterweight to Mazda's " Skyactiv " technology was needed ...
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by George Rondolos

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