Honda unveils CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC at Geneva Motor Show

Honda CR-V India

The Honda CR-V joined the Civic in offering Honda’s new Earth Dreams Technology 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Honda launched the all new CR-V in India powered by two petrol engines.

The new diesel engine option on the CR-V internationally will be available on the two-wheel drive, manual transmission CR-V, providing an exceptional balance of performance and economy. The new 1.6 i-DTEC engine in the CR-V produces 120Ps of power and 300 Nm of torque.

Honda’s new 1.6 i-DTEC is comprised of an aluminium cylinder head joined to an open deck aluminium block. It is the lightest diesel engine in its class, weighing 47kg less than Honda’s 2.2 i-DTEC engine. All the individual components have been redesigned to minimise their weight and size and advanced production techniques have helped reduce weight even further.

Rising fuel prices combined with increasingly stringent environmental performance targets have led to greater customer preference for low emission vehicles. Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series addresses these concerns whilst also delivering advanced and fun driving performance.

Honda may introduce the new diesel engine on the CR-V SUV and next gen Civic sedan in 2014. The Amaze sedan will first get a diesel heart which is scale down version of the same 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine and will be locally produced for the Indian market.