2019 Honda CR-V (EU)

The 2019 Honda CR-V (EU) is set to be unveiled during the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. This European production SUV version is expected to lift the standards when it comes to refinements, spaciousness, and interior quality. Its chassis is the most advanced ever produced by Honda for a CR-V and for the first time, the car now has a seven-seat option.

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2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Honda CR-V Changes, Exterior

The new 2019 CR-V has a revolutionary exterior design that makes it look more aggressive than its predecessors. This includes muscular wheel arches and clear-cut contours on the rear quarters and the bonnet. It also includes the latest family face from Honda having a distinctive headlight graphic.

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The vehicle has fashioned rear and front bumpers, narrower A-pillars, and covers for the under-floor and under-engine surfaces. An active shutter grille system has been included to enhance the car’s fuel efficiency. The car would likely use the 18-inch alloy wheels as a standard and include the LED running lights in its exterior design.

The improved chassis is meant to give this car better off-road capabilities and improved ride quality. Its ground clearance is expected to be as high as 208 mm. The rounded fog lights that came with the American version have now been substituted by LED lights. The daytime running lights have also been incorporated into the main clusters. A hybrid badge has been attached to the driver’s side fender to give this car a unique appearance.

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Honda CR-V 2019 Interior

The interior design of the 2019 Honda CR-V (EU) is highlighted by a streched load bay, deeper boot, bigger passenger space, and maximum utilized space capacity. There is an improved two-position boot floor that creates a flat surface for packing large items.

A hands-free action tailgate ensures easy access to the loading area. The tailgate’s height can be programmed to minimize contact with other objects like low lying ceilings. To enhance the cabin storage flexibility, a three-mode center-console has been included. The split-fold of 60:40 between the second-row seats makes it possible to load faster and more easily.

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This car comes with a seven-seat option for the first time. In this new seat arrangement, the third row has a remarkable leg room and a heel step height. The seat angle can be adjusted up to 101 degrees to enhance comfort during long travels. A wider step in aperture ensures easier access to the third-row seats.

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2019 Honda CR-V interior

Engine

This new SUV will include the Honda hybrid technology in its drivetrain for the first time. The i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) system comprises two electric motors and a 2-liter i-VTEC petrol engine. This system improves driveability and efficiency. Instead of the ordinary transmission system, you should expect a single fixed-gear ratio. Furthermore, it is a unit that bonds very directly engine moving parts, and conect them on torque.

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There will also be an option for a VTEC TURBO 1.5-liter petrol engine. This engine provides great performance and efficient fuel economy. A six-speed manual gear transmission system will accompany this engine. You can also get an option for the CVT automatic gearbox for a more straightforward response. Both the standard hybrid and petrol trims will be front wheel drive. You will have an option to order for an all-wheel-drive car that includes an intelligent control system.

Price and release date

The basic petrol model for this car is expected to hit the European markets in the last quarter of 2018. The hybrid model should be arriving in early 2019. The basic model would cost around $29,325 while the well-equipped AWD model would go for $31,825. The loaded hybrid model of this car would cost as high as $35,025.

2019 Honda CR-V photos

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