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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 unveils the CR-V Hybrid in China, may also come to the United States

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Read the entire article 2015 Honda CR-V shows problems with its AWD system, again! [w/video]

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.

Read the entire article 2014 Paris Motor Show: Euro-Spec 2015 Honda CR-V Facelift unveiled

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

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.

Read the entire article 2015 Honda CR-V Facelift shows up ahead of its official debut

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.

Read the entire article Honda unveils Black and White special editions of CR-V in the UK

2014 Honda CR-V is now available for sale in the United States at a starting price of $22,945. Touted as one of the most functional and enjoyable compact sports utility vehicle in America, the 2014 Honda CR-V is able to deliver outstanding fuel efficiency and car-like interior comfort. The 2014 Honda CR-V also features a number of standard features.

The base CR-V LX is remarkably well-equipment, as it features as standard one-pull fold-flat rear seats, cruise control, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and air conditioning. It also features a rearview camera, a 160-watt 4-speaker audio system with Pandora interface.

CR-V EX, considered as the most popular trim, boasts of more premium features like a power moon-roof, an upgraded 6-speaker audio system and 17-inch alloy wheels. The Honda CR-V EX-L carries the same features as the CR-V EX, with the addition of a leather-trimmed interior, a 328-watt 7-speaker audio system with XM Radio3 and others.

Read the entire article 2014 Honda CR-V is available at starting price of $22,945

Euro NCAP has awarded the top five-star rating to the UK-built Honda CR-V, making the vehicle one of the safest in Europe. The system rates a vehicle’s overall safety performance, providing consumers an easy-to-understand single score. Euro NCAP rates overall safety in four different aspects -- occupant protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and the availability of driver aids.

Since Euro NCAP implemented its current rating scheme in February 2009, all Honda models tested received 5 stars: Accord, Insight, Jazz, CR-Z, Civic and CR-V. The safety rating for the CR-V -- built at Honda's manufacturing site in Swindon, England -- reflects the carmaker's commitment to overall vehicle safety, which is embodied by the term "Safety for Everyone."

According to Honda, this term means crash protection not only for drivers and passengers, but also for occupants of other vehicles, and injury mitigation for pedestrians. Honda has a car-to-car crash test facility at its Tochigi R&D site that analyses impacts between vehicles of different sizes. The facility then develops solutions to mitigate injuries for both passengers and pedestrians.

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In the latest Consumer Reports reviews, the Subaru Forester compact sport utility vehicle topped the Honda CR-V and other rivals. The 2014 Subaru Forester, which now ranks as Consumer Reports’ top pick in the compact sport utility vehicle segment, won praise from the non-profit magazine for “space-efficient design, large windows, and big square doors.”

According to Consumer Reports’ Jake Fisher a.k.a. the director of the well-known magazine, the 2014 Forester is perfect if you are looking for a small SUV that is very functional and fuel-efficient. Furthermore, the 2014 Forester can accelerate faster than its rivals and still leads the competitors in fuel economy.

For those who don’t know, earlier this month Fuji Heavy said that it will invest $400 million to boost U.S. capacity by the end of 2016 due to the rising demand for vehicles such as the Forester SUV. Subaru sales increased 17 percent in April 2013, the biggest increase among carmakers based in Asia.

Read the entire article 2014 Subaru Forester beats the Honda CR-V in Consumer Reports SUV review

Honda’s new Earth Dreams Technology 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine will be featured next on the British built CR-V. The CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC was recently presented at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It is offered in two-wheel drive with manual transmission. It comes with 300Nm of torque and 120 PS. It only emits 119g/km of CO2 to offer an extraordinary balance of performance and economy.

Honda's production plant in Swindon is where this new derivative will be exclusively produced for Europe. Sales will begin in autumn 2013. In January 2013, the 1.6 i-DTEC diesel was launched in the Civic. Among the other diesel engines in its class, it is the lightest. It offers a dynamic performance, responsive handling and less running costs.

In fact, CR-V customers are subjected to an annual road tax bill of only £30. The popularity of two-wheel drive diesel SUVs has increased with the climbing demand for more affordable motoring. It presently accounts for more than 25% of the entire C-SUV market in the UK. To go along with the trend, the new CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC has a CO2 emissions level of just 119g/km.

Read the entire article Geneva: 2013 Honda CR-V gets Earth Dreams Technology 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine

The Ford Escape’s comeback is nothing short of terrific as it has been determined to have sold more than 2000 units higher than the Honda CR-V (the undisputed 2012 compact crossover king) in January. The CR-V, which sold 17,809 units, is also threatened by the Chevrolet Equinox (with 17,223 units sold), just 600 units behind Honda.

Toyota RAV4 is at fourth place with 11,610 units sold. Fifth place went to the Nissan Rogue (with 8951 units sold). Trailing it at sixth place is GMC Terrain (with 8550 units). If GM’s Equinox and Terrain sales are combined, they would have a higher figure than the leaders in the class. Seventh place goes to the Subaru Forester with 6565 units sold but it’s likely to experience a sales surge as soon as the new Forester arrives in dealerships.

The smallest gap between crossovers is the one between the Jeep Patriot and Mazda CX-5. The Jeep Patriot takes eight place with a lead of just four units. Mazda’s CUV took ninth place with 5344 units.

Read the entire article Ford Escape proved more popular than the Honda CR-V in January

Industry experts at CAP Monitor have disclosed strong residual value predictions for the fourth generation Honda CR-V model, attributed to the vehicle’s appealing style, innovation and striking levels of equipment. Based on a three-year/20,000 mile per annum profile, CAP Monitor has predicted that the 2.2litre range-topping EX manual model -- expected to be the most popular Honda CR-V -- will achieve a 40 percent residual value of its original P11D cost, equivalent to £12,325.

CAP’s estimate is above-the-average in the sports utility vehicle (SUV) segment.  With the arrival of the new British-built CR-V in Honda showrooms in the United Kingdom, dealers are reporting huge interest in the SUV. The Honda CR-V is available in four equipped trim levels -- S, SE, SR and EX.

Prices for the range starts at £21,395 over-the-counter for the entry level 2.0 i-VTEC manual transmission in S grade. This variant features 2WD transmission, the first time it is installed on a CR-V. The range’s flagship variant is the 2.2 i-DTEC EX manual with all-wheel drive, at a starting price of £30,995 over the counter. Both the 2.0 i-VTEC petrol and 2.2 i-DTEC diesel engines emit significantly less carbon dioxide than their outgoing equivalents. The new Honda CR-V also offers greater quality, practicality and refinement than its predecessor.

Read the entire article 2013 Honda CR-V to achieve 40 percent residual value, CAP Monitor says

With a launch date set for this October, the new Honda CR-V has a starting price of £21,395 in the entry-level front-wheel drive version. It is powered by Honda's 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. The range-topping model is the diesel 2.2 i-DTEC EX Automatic that’s priced at £32,650. The base 'S' model is available in two and four-wheel drive configurations with a manual gearbox.

Only models with four-wheel drive offer an automatic gearbox as an option. All CR-Vs offer the following as standard equipment: an i-MID multimedia system, air conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels, hill start assist, idle stop, front fog lights, USB/auxiliary input, fabric upholstery, one-touch folding rear seats and cruise control.

The SE trim level gets a leather steering wheel and gearstick, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlights, parking sensors, rain-sensitive wipers, rear parking camera, six-speaker stereo, and a Category 1 alarm.

Read the entire article Honda CR-V priced from £21,395 in the United Kingdom

The 2013 Honda compact crossover is just $200 more expensive across the board compared to the 2012 model. Since the 2012 model was totally redesigned, it’s to be expected that the new model only received few and minor changes. The starting price of the base 2013 Honda CR-V LX is at $23,525, which include $830 in destination fees.

It has the following equipment as standard: air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rear-view camera, and remote keyless entry. The 2013 CR-V LX, which has a starting price of $25,625, adds a six-speaker audio system, tinted windows, a security system, a power moonroof, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

The range-topping 2013 Honda CR-V EX-L has a starting price of $28,075. It comes with leather seating, a 10-way power driver’s seat, and automatic dual-zone climate control. In addition, the EX-L models are offered with a rear-seat DVD entertainment system for just $700 higher.

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Honda Motor Co.'s sales in U.S. have been persistently strong this year, propelled by the newly launched CR-V crossover that has recorded its seventh straight monthly sales record. The earthquake in Japan had disrupted the car inventories last summer, skewing this July's 45% increase for American Honda overall.

But despite this, the 2012 sales results remain strong. The present year-to-date performance so far has been its best since 2008. In July, Honda Division's sales rose by 46% while Acura Division's climbed by 36%. In a statement, John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president of sales, said that its sales momentum is continuing to build through the summer.

He said that Honda is pleased that it could expand its inventory and cope with the high retail customer demand. The interior of the Civic has received plenty of criticism but despite that, Honda’s compact car still does better than the Toyota Corolla. In fact, the Civic is the top seller in the compact segment. In July, Honda sold 25,004 Civic vehicles, standing for a 79% increase over July 2011.

Read the entire article CR-V boosts Honda’s sales in the United States in July

Honda has leaked to the public images and more details of its new European CR-V scheduled to be rolled out in the United Kingdom in October 2012. Honda implemented a comprehensive redesign of the fourth-generation CR-V to tailor it for the European market while retaining quality, refinement and practicality that the previous generation of the CR-V was known for.

For the first time, Honda will be offering the CR-V in two drive options, two- and four-wheel, for the 2.0 i-VTEC model. Honda also implemented improvements to the CR-V’s petrol and 2.2 i-DTEC diesel engines, enabling them to emit much lower carbon dioxide while cruising.

Honda will start displaying the CR-V in UK showrooms in October 2012. The model is being produced at its plant in Swindon. The latest generation of the CR-V boasts of having a more assertive and aerodynamic stance than its predecessors, sporting a bolder nose section. The new CR-V’s front bumper is joined by a horizontal three-bar grille and deep-set headlights.

Read the entire article Honda releases more images and details of European CR-V
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