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Honda has showcased the CR-V powered by a new 1.6-litre diesel engine at the Geneva Motor Show.
The CR-V is the latest model in Honda's range to receive the new 1596cc diesel engine, which provides the CR-V with 118bhp at 4000rpm and 30.6kgm at 2000rpm.The engine is the first in a series of efficient units Honda will roll out under the Earth Dreams Technology banner. The unit is the lightest diesel engine in its class and weighs 47kg less than Honda's 2.2-litre i-DTEC powerplant.Reducing mechanical friction of the engine was a key objective of Honda's development team, and at 1500rpm, the 1.6 i-DTEC has around 40 percent less mechanical friction than the 2.2-litre motor.Honda's engineers also worked to improve the volumetric efficiency of the cylinders, employing a high intake flow and a high-swirl head port that precisely controls the combustion process to reduce hot spots that create unwanted emissions. The engine air flow is managed by using an exhaust gas recirculation system that operates at high and low pressure to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides.
However, India will continue to get the CR-V only with a petrol engine. The CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC will be built at Honda's plant in Swindon.