Honda will soon offer a diesel engine on the CR-V in Australia. The new variant – in four-wheel drive only – features a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine delivering 140bhp of power and an impressive 350 Nm of torque. Available with a six-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmission, its fuel economy is outstanding, with a combined cycle of about 17km/l.
“This fourth-generation model has been a strong, consistent performer since it was first launched in December 2012 and we expect to see a boost in sales with a diesel option. This year, we’ve sold just shy of 10,000 units, making the CR-V second only to the much-loved Civic range,” Mr. Collins said.
In addition, the diesel variant features Honda’s Real Time Four-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control System for extra grip on uneven or slippery surfaces and Hill Descent Control that works in tandem with Vehicle Stability Assist to provide even more peace of mind.
As per our last update from Honda, the 2.2-litre diesel engine doesn't function well with the Indian diesel quality as it is extremely high on sulphur and this is good for the engine or the environment. However, we believe Honda might just find an affordable solution to the same as it has already begun assembly of the CR-V petrol in its Noida plant.