Honda CR-V to be released in Europe this summer
It could be argued that those willing to buy a car in Europe have waited a bit too long for the fifth generation of Honda CR-V. The SUV celebrated its international premiere two years ago and has since been released in the USA, Asia, and Russia. It has been announced earlier today that European customers will finally be getting it towards the end of this summer.
The European variant of the Honda CR-V has its own headlight and radiator grille design. The latter has a sparse cellular structure instead of horizontal ribs.
There are a few interior changes as well. The second seat row comes with a different kind of separator and a new headrest design. Most importantly, though, you can get a seven-seat version of the Honda CR-V in Europe, despite the fact that the company had initially planned to restrict its availability to the Asian market.
The vehicle gets a 1.5-liter gasoline turbo engine that can work in conjunction with a manual or a semi-automatic transmission. Depending on which one you choose, it will produce either 173 or 193 hp (129 / 144 kW). The manual version comes front-driven, while the semi-automatic one ships with 4WD.
There will be no diesel options available, but a hybrid will be released at a later date, consisting of a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 150 hp / 112 kW and an axle-mounted electric motor with undisclosed performance characteristics.
Prices will be available soon.