Japanese car manufacturer Honda has released full details on its updated 2015 CR-V. The popular crossover has received its mid-cycle update, and now comes with revised styling, a more potent engine, a new transmission and electronic driving aids.
The most prominent changes on the outside, comes in the form of a two-layer grille with U-shaped chrome bars at the top and bottom. This is flanked by new LED daytime running lights that encircle each of the new headlights. While on the in the inside, the CR-V benefits from a new configurable center console, new rear console heat/air ventilation ducts, and an available 7-inch touchscreen display. There is also a host of electronic driving aids that form the Honda Sensing system.
In terms of mechanical updates, the 2015 CR-V gets a new direct-injected 2.4-liter four-cylinder mill, capable of 185 bhp and 220 nm of peak torque. While power is largely unchanged from the previous model year, its torque is up 11 percent. The new engine is lighter than the previous unit, and comes coupled to a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) with G-design Shift that provides smooth, seamless ratio changes and contributes into better fuel efficiency. Honda is also offering an array of safety & assistance systems including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and Honda LaneWatch.
For those willing to pay more, a top-of-the-line 'Touring' trim has been added, that features collision mitigation braking and lane keeping assist systems which have never been fitted onto a Honda before. In addition, the CR-V Touring also has adaptive cruise control which makes its debut on the crossover.
Source : CarDekho