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Honda to update fuel efficient engines

CSR Digest News Service

Tokyo, Oct 01, 2014 12:59 PM IST

Honda is to showcase a comprehensive update of its fuel efficient engine line-up for 2015, at this year’s Paris auto show.

From spring 2015, the CR-V is to be offered with a more powerful diesel engine as well as an optional efficient nine-speed automatic transmission.
The four-wheel drive CR-V will be equipped with the higher powered 1.6-liter i-DTEC four-cylinder diesel engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series, according to a company release. This next-generation powertrain delivers outstanding performance and low CO2 emissions, with one of the best power-to-efficiency ratios on the market. For the CR-V, this new engine replaces the previous 2.2 liter i-DTEC diesel.

When matched to the six-speed manual transmission the new higher powered diesel engine produces 160 PS and 350 Nm, while emitting a class-leading sub 130 g/km of CO2, an 11 per cent improvement compared to the previous unit. The new model is also available with a new nine-speed automatic transmission, with CO2 emissions of less than 135 g/km, 20 per cent better than its predecessor.

The two-wheel drive diesel CR-V, available with a manual transmission, will continue to be equipped with the 120 PS 1.6 liter i-DTEC diesel engine, now with emissions as low as 117 g/km.

Also on the Honda stand in Paris will be a prototype of the company’s recently announced compact SUV, the HR-V. The front wheel drive HR-V, due to go on sale in summer 2015, offers two engine options, a 1.5 i-VTEC petrol and the lightweight 1.6 i-DTEC diesel, both from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series.
Alongside the HR-V will be the European debut of the Jazz prototype. Due to go on sale in summer 2015, the new European Jazz will offer improved fuel economy and higher performance.

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