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2014 Paris Motor Show: Euro-Spec 2015 Honda CR-V Facelift unveiled

Yesterday, Honda unveiled the 2015 CR-V Facelift in the United States, but today the Japanese car manufacturer also revealed the Euro-Spec CR-V Facelift. Just in time to make its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the 2015 Honda CR-V Facelift Euro-Spec gets a new look thanks to the redesigned headlamps that incorporate LED daytime running lights, a restyled front grille, a refreshed tailgate designed as well as new front and rear bumpers.

Under the hood of the four-wheel drive model, we find a new 1.6-liter i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series that replaces the 2.2-liter i-DTEC powerplant.

Bolted to a six-speed manual transmission, the new engine develops 160 hp and 350 Nm of torque, with CO2 emissions of 130 g/km, which represents an 11 percent improvement compared with the unit it replaces.

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2018 Paris Motor Show: Honda unveils production-ready 181-hp CR-V Hybrid

Honda is moving forward with its electrification plans in Europe after unveiling the production-ready version of the new 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. It was part of a number of creations that the Japanese carmaker is displaying in Paris, including the refreshed Honda HR-V SUV, and a specially-commissioned Civic Type R ‘Art Car’.

In September 2017, Honda took the wraps off a near-production Euros-spec prototype of the CR-V Hybrid at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, with plans to sell the production version exclusively in Europe. By then, it was believed that the Euro-spec CR-V Hybrid will be the replacement for the 160hp i-DTEC diesel version of the SUV, as part of the carmaker’s answer to the regulations affecting the market of diesel engines.

Back then, Honda was tight-lipped about the technical details of the prototype. The carmaker only revealed that its electrified powertrain will feature an electric motor and a 2.0-liter four cylinder i-Vtec gasoline engine.

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Honda to debut European-spec CR-V at 2018 Geneva Motor Show

Honda revealed that its new CR-V is now set to make its official debut in Europe through the upcoming 2018 Geneva Motor Show. This same model had already been presented in U.S. shores back in 2016. With this new model, Honda hopes to raise the standards for SUVs as it relates to refinement, the quality of the interior, and space. Indeed, this new CR-V model is expected to bring with it a new design, new powertrains, and new technologies.

This new CR-V will come equipped with the brand's hybrid technology. This will be the first time a Honda SUV offered for the European market will have such a system. It will utilize Honda's Intelligent Multi Mode Drive hybrid system, or i-MMD.

This system is composed of two electric motors and the i-VTEC 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle petrol engine. Further, the system does not use a conventional transmission but rather has a more compact unit having a single fixed-gear ratio. As such, this combination allows for effortless driveability and real-world efficiency.

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Euro-spec 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype is en route to Frankfurt

Following its debut at the Auto Shanghai early this year, the 2018 CR-V’s next stop will be next week’s Internationale Automobil-Austellung (IAA) in Germany. Honda’s first electric SUV will soon be posing as a near-production prototype which is to be sold exclusively in Europe. The 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid will appear together with Honda Jazz’s new Sport trim and Urban EV concept during the two-week event.

The Euro-spec hybrid will be replacing the 160hp i-DTEC diesel as an answer to the current regulations affecting the market of diesel engines. For its design, the Hybrid SUV in prototype form will be very similar to the US-spec CR-V as well as the model previewed earlier in China. The lower LED light bar, in place of the round shaped fog lights, is just among the subtle variations on the exterior to draw the line between the 1.5-liter conventional engine and the hybrid set-up.

Honda is very tight-lipped about the technical details and only revealed that the electrified powertrain will consist of an electric motor and a 2.0-liter i-Vtec gasoline engine with four cylinder that runs on the Atkinson cycle. All the same, the complete specs will surely come out before or after Honda launches the CR-V hybrid in Europe sometime in 2018. Early speculations suggest that Honda’s next SUV will borrow Honda Accord’s hybrid set-up but it is better to trust the company’s official announcement. Currently, the Accord hybrid boasts a total of 212hp output with two-motor hybrid technology that no longer sees the need for conventional transmission. Rather, it only makes use of a single fixed gear ratio to push power down the wheels.

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Honda will be displaying the electrically assisted CUV in their showrooms later this year. This has been confirmed in China at least. Fresh from its debut at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, the latest hybrid CR-V will soon go on sale in Asia’s fastest growing market for hybrid vehicles.

While the engineering for the China-bound CR-V Hybrid has already been finalized, it only makes sense that Honda would be considering the US as its next important step. In the US, the Honda Accord is in fact using the same powertrain found on the newly electrified crossover.

Honda however hasn't disclosed the exact details for the CR-V hybrid’s powertrain while on its premiere. If the CRV’s hybrid specs are indeed the same as those on the Accord, we can therefore expect the electrified crossover to be running on a 143hp (107kW), 129 lb-ft (175Nm) of torque, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This will come equipped with a 1.3kWh lithium ion battery pack with a total power of 212hp (158kW) to match.

Read the entire article Honda unveils the CR-V Hybrid in China, may also come to the United States

With Consumer Reports confidently saying that the significantly evolved new generation of the Honda CR-V would still be a bestseller for the 2017 model year, many have been waiting for the Japanese carmaker to release the pricing details of this all-new SUV. Honda’s online configurator already includes setups for the new generation of the CR-V.

For those who really want a piece of CR-V action, you may own this next-generation SUV from Honda available at a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $24,045. This MSRP, however, does not include taxes, license and registration as well as the $900 destination charge. Of course, the final price is set by Honda’s dealerships.

At $24,045, a customer gets the Honda CR-V LX variant, a two-wheel drive (front wheel) model with power provided for by a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine. This 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC engine sends power – pegged at 184 hp of output at 6,400 rpm and 180 lb-ft of torque available at 3,900 rpm –to the front wheels through a Continuously Variable Transmission that is known for its fuel efficiency and smooth performance. The base Honda CR-V LX version rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and features a black cloth interior.

Read the entire article Fifth-gen 2017 Honda CR-V is priced from $24,045 in the US

When it comes to being the top crossover, there are only two models that can confidently say they have been in the market for at least 20 years. This is the CR-V from Honda and the RAV4 from Toyota. It really does not come as a surprise to know why these two are also the most popular.

Many are likely familiar with the fact that utility vehicles had a start during the 1970s with the 4x4s. However as more customers demanded vehicles that offer better ride, displays improved fuel economy, and comes with the latest in infotainment and electronic systems, this has led to crossovers entering the market.

For the 2017 CR-V in particular, Consumer Reports reveals that while the prior generation had a rather bland interior, the new version has a cabin that is not only plush, but classy as well. According to Honda, when they developed the new CR-V, they wanted a crossover utility vehicle that would be fitting for the upmarket. It is no wonder then that the 2017 CR-V not only has a cabin that is quieter but it is also a model that delivers a better ride. This was a result of two things with the first being an excellent usage of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) engineering and the second the inclusion of an active noise cancelling system. Honda however was apparently not done with this as the brand managed to give the CR-V a more enjoyable drive by using qualities previously seen on the Civic.

Read the entire article Consumer Reports predicts the new 2017 Honda CR-V will be a bestseller

Honda has unveiled the fifth generation of its hot-selling SUV – the 2017 Honda CR-V. The latest iteration of the CR-V should help it maintain its benchmark status in the compact SUV segment especially with its new exterior and interior design, new powertrain and chassis technology as well as new features.

Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division, remarked that the new Honda CR-V ups the standards in the segment in terms of performance, roominess and premium content as well as fuel economy and value.

2017 version of the CR-V (EX and higher trims) now comes standard with Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. These variants of the 2017 CR-V are expected to generate 75 percent of the SUV’s sales. Honda Sensing includes: Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability; and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS).

Read the entire article Honda unveils 5th-gen 2017 CR-V with new turbocharged engine

Honda is one of the forerunners in this highly evolving automotive world. Forty years seem to be not too long ago especially for a brand that lives up to its original concept. The Civic’s long-standing heritage has proven that it still is “a car for all people, a car for the world”. Talking about evolving, Honda moves forward with its latest 10th generation Civic.

This step is considerably important in today’s highly saturated C-segment as well as in keeping up with the company’s much talked about development program. But since everything seems to get better with time, perhaps it’s only right to expect better driving dynamics along with more distinctive styling, versatile practicality and sportier design. You get the picture. The 10th generation Honda Civic has finally arrived.

The Civic after all has earned the title as the most popular Honda model in Europe. Simply put, when Europeans think of Honda, the first thing that comes into their minds is the Civic. For that same reason, the team behind the “rejuvenated” Honda Civic applied new ideas and strategies in building its new body. Then of course, part of that is to come up with better chassis and aerodynamics design (so as not to disappoint their loyal customers).

Read the entire article 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback boasts bold redesign, more power, better efficiency

Although GM announced that the Chevrolet brand will be removed from Europe by the end of 2015, the American brand announced that it will still offer the brand new 2015 Corvette Z06 also to Europeans. As a result, the most powerful and technologically advanced model in the car’s 62-year history, will go on sale for 99,500 euros in Germany for the coupe, while the convertible will cost 104,500 euros.

Dealers will start taking orders as of now and the first deliveries will arrive in spring of 2015. Meanwhile, the Z07 Performance Package will be available for 16,500 euros and will add Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors, adjustable front and rear aerodynamic components and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires.

Each vehicle will be powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 650 hp (485 kW) and 881 Nm (650 lb-ft) of torque. The engine allows the Corvette Z06 Coupe to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.95 seconds when using the 8-speed automatic transmission and in 3.2 seconds when equipped with the 7-speed manual gearbox.

Read the entire article 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe priced from €99,500 in Europe, Convertible will start at €104,500

After showing how the Porsche Macan fails the moose test, the Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld is back, this time with a problem observed on the all-wheel drive Honda CR-V. No, the Japanese crossover didn’t fail to pass the moose test, but it failed to show it all-wheel drive system works.

This is not the first time the Swedish magazine faces the same problem with the CR-V as they also did this test with the previous CR-V model and after a software update from Honda, the vehicle performed well.

Now, the new model shows the same problems and it is not able to climb uphill when the front wheels have no friction. According to an official response from Honda, its AWD system uses a compact, fuel-efficient rear differential and its design requires certain torque limitation for the device to work effectively in real conditions.

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After 50 years of production, the Ford Mustang will go on sale across Europe in 2015 and the first Euro-spec model arrived today at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Developed as a global model, the 2015 Mustang will be available in Europe in fastback and convertible versions, both retaining key design elements of the classic Mustangs.

The new Mustang comes with key design features such as a low roof height and wide stance, sleep profile, 3D tri-bar taillamps and a contemporary execution of the well-known signature trapezoidal grille and shark-bite front fascia. In Europe, the 2015 Mustang will be available with a 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 418 hp and 524 Nm of torque.

Still, the most popular choice will be the new 2.3-liter EcoBoost petrol engine that generates 314 hp and 434 Nm of torque. Both engine versions offer performance brake packages found behind the 19-inch wheels. Ford’s new Mustang will arrive with a significant number of innovative technologies and the vehicle will be among first in Europe to offer the SYNC2.

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Last week, Honda officially revealed the first photo with the 2015 CR-V Facelift, but today the official details and specs as well as plenty of photos were released. Exterior changes are obvious and include restyled front and rear bumpers, a new front grille, new headlights which now include LED daytime running lights, new exterior mirrors and wheels.

The interior comes with upgraded materials but also new standard features such as a center console armrest, sliding sunvisors and rear ventilation ducts. Available features include a power tailgate, 10-way power and heated driver’s seat and Display Audio.

Under the hood, there is a new Earth Dreams Technology 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC inline four-cylinder petrol engine that generates 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The engine is bolted to a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) with G-design Shift that contributes to an increased EPA fuel economy rating of 27/34/29 mpg.

Read the entire article Official: 2015 Honda CR-V Facelift shows its new design, starts at $24,150

Just in time for the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Honda unveiled its 2015 Civic Facelift as well as the new 2015 Civic Sport. As you can see from the photos, the 2015 Civic gets a new front design consisting of new headlamps featuring integrated daytime running lights and a redesigned front bumper. At the rear, we find a redesigned bumper, a rear spoiler finished in black and LED rear taillights.

Inside, the 2015MY Civic receives new seatfabrics and stitching on the headrests, new door trims, chromed door handles and a control panel finished in metallic black. As a premiere, Honda will offer the Civic with its new Honda Connect in-car audio and information system.

Some of the key features include AM/FM, DAB and Internet Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, internet browsing, satellite navigation and rear-view parking camera. This system runs on Android 4.0.4 and offers a 7-inch display.

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The first official photo with the 2015 Honda CR-V Facelift emerged on the Web ahead of a possible debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. As you can see, the 2015 CR-V Facelift comes with a redesigned front fascia consisting in a new set of headlamps with LED daytime running lights, a new front grille, as brand new front bumper and revised fog lights.

In addition, the side exterior mirrors arrive with integrated turn-signal indicator. We also expect to see a new interior but we don’t have any details yet. Moreover, technical upgrades are expected too but nothing was revealed yet.

We do know that the 2014 Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 185 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque, that returns a fuel economy rating of 23/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined for the FWD version and 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined for the AWD model.

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Honda will not only bring the HR-V at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, but also the new Jazz, both vehicles being disguised as prototypes. So, what’s new for the 2015 Jazz prototype? Well, according to Honda, the vehicle is now 15 mm longer while the wheelbase increased by 30 mm, which means more interior space.

Moreover, the third-generation European Jazz sits on company’s global compact platform, retaining the center fuel tank layout used by the current model but also by the Civic and HR-V. Inside, we find the Honda Magic Seats as well as plenty of storage solutions.

Thanks to a new suspension system the vehicle promises to be more refined as well as more comfortable.

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As we announced here, the 2015 Ford C-Max Facelift and Grand C-Max Facelift made their debut today ahead of 2014 Paris Motor Show. As you can see from the photos, both models feature the new inverted trapezoidal grille seen also on the new S-Max, redesigned front headlights, elongated fog-lamps and new taillamps.

Also new for the 2015 are the Red Rush and Caribou exterior colours. The interior was redesigned too and arrives with fewer controls and switches, a new black satin trim and chrome detailing. According to Ford, the air-conditioning controls now feature buttons that are easier to recognize and can be easily distinguished from each other.

The redesigned centre console offers increased space and arrives with a sliding, integrated armrest. Moreover, higher quality trims are offered across the entire range as well as a heated steering wheel, door-sill scuff plates and load-net fitting points located behind the first and second row seats.

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At the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October, Honda will bring the prototype version of the Euro-spec HR-V. For those who don’t know, the vehicle was already introduced earlier this year at the 2014 New York Auto Show and last year in Japan, where it is sold as the Vezel.

Still, Honda looks prepared to bring it in Europe as well and the new HR-V will arrive with the well-known design as well as with the spacious interior. In addition, the interior gets the Honda Magic Seats which enable a wide range of seating configurations and the driver will be able to fold the second row seats completely flat in order to increase the cargo space.

Under the hood, we expect to see the 1.5-liter direct injection four-cylinder petrol engine used by the Vezel and bolted to a manual transmission as standard, while the CVT automatic transmission will be offered as an option.

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Peugeot will bring a European version of the Exalt Concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show featuring a new livery. For those who don’t know, the first Exalt Concept was unveiled earlier this year at the Auto China 2014, but the vehicle was trimmed in ‘Shark Skin’, an efficient textile that creates a technical grain structure in order to improve the aerodynamic performances of the vehicle.

Just like the original version, the new Exalt features the Coupe Frache, a clear line that delimitates the rear door and the quarter light in order to create a tone-on-tone transition between the bare steel and the ‘Shark Skin’.

Inside, the i-Cockpit features a small steering wheel wrapped in leather an chine, which is a natural wool, digital instrument panel and two folding touchscreens that emerge from the dash, one that gives access to the on-board computer, Hi-Fi and navigation, while the other one provides access to the automatic air conditioning and the ‘Pure Blue’ system.

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Honda (UK) is introducing two special editions of the popular CR-V -- the Black Edition and White Edition. Both special editions share bold exterior improvements that provide the CR-V with even greater road presence. Both the Black Edition and White Edition feature 19-inch Orion alloy wheels, exhaust finisher and privacy glass.

They also feature new patterned front grille to express dynamic performance and a tailgate spoiler that extends the flowing lines of the roof over the rear window to provide a sleek look. The special edition CR-Vs boast of integrated running boards for visual impact as well as front and rear skid plates for protecting the underside.

Available as standard for the Special Editions are the CR-V SE-T that includes dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth HFT, front and rear parking sensors and power-folding door mirrors, plus metallic paint and satellite navigation. The CR-V Special Editions represent a saving of £770 compared to the CR-V SE-T combined with the relevant optional equipment.

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