Honda CR-V 2013, generational change and more efficient front-wheel drive optional

If you want to compete in a segment where the competition has grown exponentially with proposals of high quality and excellent price, the only solution left is to improve your product with a very modern, technology and efficiency, to enhance their strengths without destroying the original spirit. This is the new Honda CR-V 2013, a compact SUV that was renovated from head to toe to attack Europe and interesting news as the release of the associated front-wheel drive gasoline engine. And although we take one year talking about the new crossover Nippon, so far not been presented under European specifications as Spanish arrive in dealerships this fall.

The Honda CR-V 2013 has renewed its identity with the presence of the front grille and the abundance of rounded edges, but also keeping its length (it is actually an inch shorter) and reducing its height, ensuring a pose of tourism more stylish and poised on the road. Furthermore, by brand, far from seeing sacrificed their habitability or volume space on board and in the trunk would have increased slightly. No seats folded cargo volume is full to the ceiling of 589 liters by folding down the rear row (in two parts 60/40) grows up to 1,648 liters.

honda cr v 2013 06 dm 700px 575x312 Honda CR V 2013, generational change and more efficient front wheel drive optionalHonda CR-V: front-wheel drive and motor launches 2.2 i-DTEC and 2.0 i-VTEC
Honda calls the aerodynamic work (flat floor, optimized wheel arches, roof stretched) to achieve a reduction of friction and the resulting fuel economy. But even more important is the debut of new diesel and petrol engines of 2.0 and 2.2 liters to achieve a weighted emission reduction of approximately 10% over its predecessor.

The new 2.2 i-DTEC retains its 150 hp, is essentially the same engine which Sergio gave us proof of the Honda CR-V 2.2 i-DTEC few months ago. Only now, emissions have been reduced up to 153 g / km of CO2 for the manual and 175 g / km of CO2 for the five-speed automatic transmission.

The 2.0 i-VTEC has increased slightly to 155 hp and maximum torque delivered is 192 Nm. Its emissions are also reduced to 174 g / km of CO2 with manual transmission and 176 g / km of CO2 for the automatic. Another novelty is that for the first time this series will be associated with mechanical front wheel drive to respond to market needs and increased demand existing affordable SUV vehicles without AWD and savers.

Not be ruled out launching a very austere engine, the new 1.6 diesel 120 hp in the case of Honda Civic homologous less than 100 g / km of CO2.

Assists the driver in the 2012 Honda CR-V
honda cr v 2013 03 dm 700px 575x354 Honda CR V 2013, generational change and more efficient front wheel drive optionalAmong the technologies being introduced as part of the driver assistance package Advanced Driver Assist System includes a wizard of lane departure, adaptive cruise control or pre-collision system that “load” the brakes if it detects a imminent collision to apply all the braking force at the very moment when the driver begins to actuate the brake pedal.

The Honda CR-V will also have access system and keyless start and a powered tailgate. The latter is an exclusive innovation for the European market.

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