The new Honda CR-V
The new Honda CR-V has just arrived in Ireland

The new Honda CR-V has arrived in Ireland, priced from €33,500.

Benchmarked against premium-brand products, Honda says that the new CR-V delivers improved ride quality, steering response, body control and refinement.

The new CR-V is built on the same platform as the new Honda Civic and the slightly larger exterior proportions, longer wheelbase and wider stance give it a significantly larger interior over its predecessor. There’s also a wider, deeper boot with a longer load bay.

At launch the Honda CR-V comes to Ireland with a 1.5-litre VTEC turbo petrol engine with 173hp (manual) or 193hp (automatic). In February 2019, a hybrid version will arrive.

Honda’s large SUV is available with 5 or 7 seats for the first time, on petrol AWD models.

Four wheel drive models are available from €39,000.

The interior of the new Honda CR-V
The interior of the new Honda CR-V

The new CR-V is available in four trims in Ireland: Comfort, Lifestyle, Elegance and Executive.

Standard equipment includes 17″ alloys, climate control, auto lights, 5″ monitor audio with DAB digital radio and Bluetooth, and automatic high beam. The Lifestyle model adds Honda Connect with 7″ touchscreen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 18″ alloys, parking sensors and a rear view camera.

The new Honda CR-V is in dealers now.

Honda Ireland also markets a smaller SUV here, the Honda HR-V.