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Honda’s European arm has unveiled its take on the facelifted fourth-generation Honda CR-V, which, aside from updated looks, sports a new 1.6-litre turbo-diesel motor.

For Europe, the revised CR-V will feature a new high power version of the 1.6-litre turbo-diesel motor from the Earth Dreams series. Boasting 118kW of power and 350Nm of torque, this engine option is available only with all-wheel drive.

The high power 1.6-litre variant replaces the 110kW/350Nm 2.2-litre diesel motor that’s available in the outgoing CR-V both here and on the Continent.

Honda claims fuel economy of better than 4.9L/100km when the new diesel motor is paired with the standard six-speed manual transmission. A nine-speed auto is also available, but this raises fuel consumption under the EU cycle to 5.1L/100km.

A manual-only 88kW/300Nm version of the 1.6-litre turbo-diesel, available only in front-wheel drive, will continue to be offered across Europe. This drivetrain combination is currently not available in Australia-bound CR-Vs, although it does power the local Civic DTi-S hatch.

Euro Honda CR-V Prototype facelift - rear

Officially badged as a prototype, the CR-V on display at the Paris motor show is, minus the odd bit of auto show flair, the SUV that will soon start trundling into European showrooms.

Like the updated version of the American CR-V, the Euro CR-V update features a new two layer grille with chrome highlights at the top and bottom, new headlight innards with built-in driving lights, reworked front and rear bumpers, jewel-like elements for the tail-lights, a new chrome garnish across the tailgate, and bash plate-style additions at the front and rear.