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Honda gives the edgier new CR-V turbo power

Honda gives the edgier new CR-...
The new Honda CR-V has a new, luxurious interior and turbocharged engine
The new Honda CR-V has a new, luxurious interior and turbocharged engine
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Honda says the new CR-V has a more luxurious cabin than before
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Honda says the new CR-V has a more luxurious cabin than before
The new Honda CR-V has a more exciting design than the car it replaces
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The new Honda CR-V has a more exciting design than the car it replaces
The new Honda CR-V has a new, luxurious interior and turbocharged engine
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The new Honda CR-V has a new, luxurious interior and turbocharged engine
A look at the CR-V's new turbocharged engine
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A look at the CR-V's new turbocharged engine
The new CR-V is smarter under the skin
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The new CR-V is smarter under the skin
Honda says the new CR-V is smarter and safer than before
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Honda says the new CR-V is smarter and safer than before
The new CR-V has a soft-touch dashboard
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The new CR-V has a soft-touch dashboard
New soft, leather seats make the CR-V's cabin feel more luxurious
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New soft, leather seats make the CR-V's cabin feel more luxurious
The new Honda CR-V will be available with a 1.5-liter or 2.4-liter engine
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The new Honda CR-V will be available with a 1.5-liter or 2.4-liter engine
A look at the rear end of the new Honda CR-V
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A look at the rear end of the new Honda CR-V
The new Honda CR-V is a more exciting design than the existing car
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The new Honda CR-V is a more exciting design than the existing car
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Having retreated into a decade of beige design, Honda has come out of its shell with a more exciting range of products. Along with the handsome new Civic Hatch, which launched at the Paris Motor Show, the Japanese giant has unveiled an all-new iteration of its CR-V. With an edgier design and turbocharged motor, the fifth-generation will face off against the new Nissan Rogue and Volkswagen Tiguan when it lands.

The new CR-V will wade into battle with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, punching out 190 hp (142 kW). A naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder motor will also be offered up. Both will be combined with a CVT gearbox, with no mention of a manual option.

Along with fresh turbo power, the new car will run with a refreshed suspension. Honda says the MacPherson strut suspension up front and multi-link rear end offer more ground clearance than before, but also shouldn't compromise when keen drivers show it a set of corners.

The new CR-V has a soft-touch dashboard
The new CR-V has a soft-touch dashboard

For many buyers the way the car handles is only part of the equation; the look of the interior is the other. To our eyes, the car wins here as well. Honda has focused on using premium materials, with a new soft-touch dashboard finish and sumptuous seats replacing the cheaper items used on the outgoing car.

The central touchscreen now works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and makes use of a new navigation system developed in tandem with Garmin.

As is now the norm, the new CR-V will come with a set of active safety features previously reserved for high-end luxury cars. Lane-keeping assist, automatic-emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and rear cross-traffic alerts are included, along with blind spot warning and automatic high-beam headlamps.

Honda hasn't announced pricing details for the new CR-V, but expect it to remain largely the same as the current model, which starts at US$23,845.

Source: Honda

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