New Honda CR-V skips the black pump

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

29th July, 2018
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 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...

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