Within the last few years, the Honda CR-V has become the most popular car for those looking for a compact SUV. With the announcement of the newest model with a few modifications, this model called the 2016 Honda CR-V has entered into its fourth consecutive generation of production. This is a brand which has withstood the test of time and is still incredibly popular. It is one of Honda’s hottest selling cars with consistently high sales in the American, European, and Asian market. One of the reasons for the high sales of this vehicle is its low cost and high performance. You can see some serious changes in the new model with an upgraded exterior, a redesigned interior, and a vastly improved power train. All these updates make this automobile one of the finest SUV’s available in the market.
|Generation||CR-V IV (facelift 2015)|
|Engine||2.0 i-VTEC (155 Hp)|
|Maximum speed||190 km/h|
|Acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h||10.2 sec|
|Fuel tank volume||58 l|
New 2016 Honda CR-V
Whole discussing the exterior, the brand new 2016 Honda CR-V has gained a new cowl, headlights, front bumper, and shiny, new alloy wheels which are 17” in size. One of the dominant features is the striking new door of the trunk. One much-appreciated change is the addition of LED lights to the rear, new daytime LED lights in the front and the change in placing the fog lights on the bumper. The new grill with an accent of chrome finish gives the car a new appearance. The car is now also available in 10 new shades. Some of the popular ones including, Alabaster Silver, Copper Sunset Pearl and so on.
2016 Honda CR-V Interior
However, the Honda CR-V is a completely new story on the inside. An incredibly detailed interior offers several new options for the user. There is the addition of a brand new multimedia unit called the Honda Connect. It has a 7” large and colorful screen with all essential features like Bluetooth, GPS, USB connector, Rear Camera View. It is also much quieter when you take a ride. The noise level has been reduced by 7% due to higher quality sound-proofing materials. The trunk is especially large and spacious and can carry 20.8 cubic feet which can extend to 58.9 cubic feet with folded back seats. The seats are also much more comfortable and ergonomic in design. The safety features available in this car are much improved. Some of the new and improved features include Adaptive cruise control, City Brakes Active System, Blind Spot Information, Lane Keep Assist System, Forward Collision Warning and many more.
The new Honda CR-V has different options depending on the market. The European models will have a 1.6Ltr I-Vtec with 300 Torque and 118 Horsepower, a 2.0 ltr I-Vtec engine which makes 118 hp, and a 2.2 ltr I-Vtec which makes 148 hp. The U.S. Market will receive the 2.4 Ltr Four Cylinder Engine called the Earth Dream. It will produce 185 horsepower and 221 Torque. A new model of the twin-clutch gearbox will complement these engines. Fuel consumption will also be slightly reduced with a saving of almost 3 miles per gallon. European models might also offer a diesel option.
The release date has been tentatively set for 2016 Spring and the price is expected to be around $24,000 for the base model.