New Honda CR-V skips the black pump

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It may not be sucking diesel, but the engine of the Honda CR-V 1.5 is a revelation with its refined, smooth drive and fuel economy

The Japanese giant takes the no-diesel plunge with its new CR-V, but will SUV buyers be happy to go back to petrol power, asks Liam Shard

The CR-V is arguably Honda’s most important car, much more so than even the famed Civic or the lamented Accord saloon. Depending on the market you’re looking at, the CR-V makes up as much as a quarter of all Honda’s sales, and since 2012 the Japanese carmaker claims that it has been the world’s best-selling SUV.

Which makes the fact that Honda has just introduced the fifth-generation CR-V with no option of...

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