TARGET: Honda CR-V aims for fleets
Honda’s new frugal CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC will arrive in dealerships in October, priced from £22,800 – and fleets are a key target.
Available in three trim levels, prices rise to £24,660 for the SE and £26,880 for the range-topping SR.
With just 119g/km CO2 emissions and consumption of 62.8mpg, and 120PS and 300Nm of torque, the vehicle will be eligible for no road tax in its first year.
The new variant is expected to help the CR-V make an appearance on more fleet listings, with S and SE grades benefitting from P11D tax rates starting from 18%.
Rates then increase only by 1% in tax year 2014/15.
The new CR-V offers 1,669litres of luggage capacity, two-wheel drive and six-speed manual transmission.
Honda claim the vehicle boasts‘practicality and styling of an SUV with the lower emission and fuel efficiency of a small diesel’.
The entry level S includes DAB Radio, climate control, cruise control, electric heated door mirrors, USB connectivity, multifunction steering wheel, 5inch Intelligent Multi Info Display (i-MID) and 17inch alloy wheels.
An optional T Grade is also available on the S specification, and for an additional £765 it adds SD Navigation system and Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone (HFT).
The next step up is the SE, adding parking sensors, rear view camera, Hands Free Telephone, leather steering wheel and gear shift, rain sensing wipers and auto dim rear view mirror.
SE customers also have the opportunity to upgrade to the T Grade to include the SD satellite navigation system.