At the Paris Motor Show, the new CR-V made its European debut. Honda also announced that the new CR-V will also be offered with the 1.6 liter i-DTEC engine.
The new smaller diesel engine is the first in a series of engines to be introduced under the name of Earth Dreams Technology. Honda has explicitly stated that the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine will be available on CR-V for the European markets from September 2013.
Honda mentions the use of a new high-strength material in the cylinder head that has enabled Honda to create the world’s lightest aluminium open deck 1.6-litre diesel engine.
Autocar India has mention that the new Honda CR-V should reach Indian shores early 2013 and to start with will be offered with the 2.4-litre in-line-four engine that is smooth and responsive. The engine puts out 185bhp and 22.5kgm of torque and is mated to a five-speed transmission. The diesel is expected to make its way here later.