LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2012) -
The new fourth generation British-built CR-V makes its European debut at the Paris Motor Show 2012. Building on the success of its predecessors, the new CR-V has improved quality, practicality and refinement. For the first time in Europe, the compact SUV will be offered with a choice of both two- and four-wheel drive, while improvements to both the petrol and diesel engines have resulted in a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.
Civic 1.6L i-DTEC
Shown for the first time at Paris Motor Show, Honda has introduced a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine in the Civic hatchback. The first engine in Europe to feature Honda's Earth Dreams Technology series, it combines strong performance (120 PS) with CO2 emissions of only 94 g/km* helping the Civic to achieve a combined consumption of 78.5 mpg*.
* All figures for 16" wheel size.
The CR-Z features revisions to the exterior and interior enhancing the styling of the car whilst the power of both the petrol engine and electric motor has been increased without comprising fuel economy or increasing exhaust emissions. Details of performance and the on the sale date will be announced at Paris.
Honda is also exhibiting the EV-STER, next-generation electric small sports concept model.
40th Anniversary of the Civic
This year, Honda celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Civic which was first introduced in 1972. Since then sales have exceeded 20 million units worldwide. Honda is marking this anniversary by displaying an original first generation Civic at the Paris Motor Show alongside the latest generation Civic.
The Honda Press Conference will take place at 16.30 on Thursday 27 September.