Paris Live – 2015 Honda CR-V (India-bound)

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Gets an optional 9-speed gearbox.

The 2015 Honda CR-V, a mid-life refresh of the world’s best selling SUV, has made its global debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

2015 Honda CR-V front at the Paris Motor Show 2014

The updated version of the soft roader gets revised headlamps, grille, foglights, skid plate and bumper. Despite the changes, on a quick first glance, it’s a little hard to distinguish the facelifted car from the previous version.

2015 Honda CR-V front three quarters at the Paris Motor Show 2014

The profile continues unchanged while the rear fascia benefits from LED detailing for the combination lamps, subtly redesigned tailgate and a reprofiled bumper. The interior of the SUV has been retained without any noteworthy changes.

2015 Honda CR-V side at the Paris Motor Show 2014

The biggest improvement however comes in the form of the new optional 9-speed automatic gearbox which can be specified with a higher output version of the 1.6-litre diesel engine delivering 160 PS and 350 Nm of torque (standard gearbox option is a 6-speed manual unit). This powertrain combo is available with a four-wheel drive system. The old 2.2-litre diesel engine has been phased out.

2015 Honda CR-V rear three quarters at the Paris Motor Show 2014

The base version of the two-wheel drive variant continues to be powered by the 120 PS version of the 1.6-litre diesel engine, mated to a manual transmission.

More details are available in the press release below the gallery.

2015 Honda CR-V at the 2014 Paris Motor Show – Image Gallery

2015 Honda CR-V – Press Release

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