The Japanese automaker Honda has introduced this week in Geneva a 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine for the CR-V model, a power unit which will be available for other models in the company’s lineup. This is an Earth Dreams Technology mill and for the CR-V can be ordered only with a front-wheel drive setup and with a manual transmission.
Honda says this engine is the lightest in its class and it can provide an output of 120 HP (88 kW) at 4,000 rpm and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque at just 2,000 rpm. CO2 emissions stand at only 119 g/km.
As far as the rest of the car is concerned, the SUV is virtually identical to the rest of the CR-V models which have a different engine. It provides a generous cargo space of 1648 liters and benefits from 60/40 fold-down rear seats. We should mention this power unit features the Idle Stop technology for saving fuel and also an ECON mode for the same purpose. Honda also implemented an Eco Assist system which will advise the driver on how his driving style has an influence on the car’s fuel consumption.