Honda is launching Euro-spec CR-V that is available with single engine option. It is the 1.5 liter VTEC Turbo petrol unit which is available on the Civic as well as on the US-Spec CR-V. European customers will be offered with manual and also with all-wheel drive version. CVT is also available but only comes with all-wheel drive. 2018 Honda CR-V offers a formidable 170hp and 220Nm of torque when mated with six-speed manual. If a customer opts for CVT version, they will receive around 190hp and 243Nm of torque. Even with increased power, manual version of 2018 Honda CR-V fares much better in terms of acceleration.
Honda claims that 2018 CR-V is able to accelerate 0-62mph in 9.2 seconds before hitting the top speed of 130mph in FWD variant. When it comes to automatic CR-V AWD, the acceleration time is 10 seconds and top speed of 124mph. Fuel economy for 2018 Honda CR-V is low and stands at just 44.8mpg in UK. For manual front-drive CR-V CO2 emission is rated at 143g/km. Honda has already confirmed that a diesel version for CR-V won’t be available in Europe. In place of diesel version, a hybrid version of 2018 Honda CR-V will be offered.
The hybrid version will comprise of a 2.0 liter i-VTEC that is paired with electric motor as well as separate electric generator motor. 2018 Honda CR-V will be first of kind to offer seven seats as an option. Because of longer wheelbase, interior is spacious and classy. For active safety technologies, Honda Sensing Suite is incorporated. With this suite, it brands 2018 Honda CR-V gets five star rating at Euro NCAP safety assessment. Ground clearance has been increased by 35mm over its predecessor, but for FWD it is 191mm and for AWD it is 201mm. AWD is able to send 60% of torque to the rear when required.