2013 Geneva Motor Show – Honda CR-V with 1.6-litre iDTEC diesel engine unveiled

2013 Honda CR-V - FrontView

Honda CR-V has been launched in India but is not managing to take the sales charts by storm because of the lack of a oil burner but things might just change in near future. Honda has just showcased the Honda CR-V at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 in diesel guise. It gets a 1.6 litre i-DTEC engine and Honda will be quite eager to launch it in as many markets as possible.

The 1.6-litre diesel motor has a power output of 120 bhp and the torque figure maxes out at 300 Nm. The 1.6-litre i-DTEC motor comes with Earthdreams technology and will be launched in the European markets ahead of all others. It is also the engine that currently is present in the European-spec Civic. Also the engine is quite light which helps it become quite fuel efficient.

The engine will come mated to a manual transmission and will come in 2-wheel-drive option only. Like the petrol CR-V has been launched in two engine options, we expect that the 1.6-litre diesel motor might get joined by the 2.2-litre diesel motor which comes in a powerful state of tune and the CR-V could surely use that engine to make it quite the competitor to the cars like Fortuner and Endeavour.

The segment in which the CR-V is present is currently dominated by the Fortuner and the Ssangyong Rexton is catching-up pretty strong too. But the absence of a diesel motor has been hurting the CR-V’s sales since the time it has been launched even in the revamped avatar. But the CR-V might just gain the respect it once commanded, if Honda brings the diesel engine to the Indian shores as well.
 
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2013 Honda CR-V - DashView

2013 Honda CR-V - SideView

2013 Honda CR-V - RearView