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A new diesel engine that is smaller but generates more power and is more efficient. That's the headline for the limited edition Honda CR-V DTi L. We take a closer look at the other positives for this new model.
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LIST PRICE Fr $44,290
FUEL ECONOMY 5.9/100km

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Honda CR-V facelift revealed in the US

An updated version of the fifth-generation Honda CR-V was unveiled overnight in the States. Up front the revised CR-V is distinguished by significantly less chrome for the grille. The surfacing of the front bumper has been smoothed out, while the lower half now has "bolder" look with more dark grey plastic, and a W-shaped band of chrome and satin-finish faux metal...

Honda recalls mid-2000s Accord Euro, City, Civic, CR-V and Jazz

Honda has recalled 45,636 cars across the Accord Euro, City, Civic, CR-V and Jazz ranges to have their Takata airbag inflators replaced. As with all Takata campaigns, included cars are fitted with airbag propellant that degrades when exposed to heat and humidity...

Honda launches 50 Years Editions

Honda Australia is celebrating 50 years Down Under, and to honour the milestone the company has introduced ‘50 Years Edition’ versions of its most popular model lines. Available on the Civic, CR-V, HR-V and Jazz, the 50 Years Edition package brings extra features and equipment on the models on which they’re based for a nominal price increase...

CR-V, G-Class, Tarraco score five stars in Euro NCAP testing

Euro NCAP has released the latest round of safety ratings this week, with the new Honda CR-V, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Seat Tarraco all scoring top marks. All three vehicles were tested against the firm's latest 2019 criteria, each achieving at least 90 per cent for adult occupant protection and 80 per cent for child occupants...

CarAdvice podcast 135: Tony Crawford drives a Singer 911!

Welcome to the 2019 season of the CarAdvice podcast! This week you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens. In car news, Honda has launched a new entry-level third-row CR-V, the 2020 Land Rover Defender has been previewed, while the 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo and Mercedes-Benz CLA have been revealed...

2019 Honda CR-V VTi-E7 on sale from $34,490

Honda Australia has added a new three-row version of its top-selling CR-V, bringing the number of three-row grades to two. Dubbed the VTi-E7, the new variant is priced from $34,490 plus on-road costs and is now on sale nationwide. Key equipment highlights include leather-appointed seats, eight-way electric driver's seat adjustment, a 7...

2019 Honda CR-V VTi-S will get AEB from January

Honda Australia has announced it will add the Honda Sensing technology suite – incorporating assistance features like autonomous emergency and adaptive cruise control – to the 2019 CR-V VTi-S from the start of next year. The move means the active safety equipment will be standard fit on every all-wheel drive variant (the other being the flagship VTi-LX) of the top-selling CR-V locally from January 1, though it's still limited to two variants out of six...

2018 Honda CR-V v Hyundai Tucson v Kia Sportage v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester

Mid-2018 marked another milestone moment in Australian new-car sales. The mid-sized SUV displaced the small car as Australia’s favourite vehicle type in June. It happened again in August, September and October. It was perhaps only inevitable after SUVs started outselling passenger cars in 2017...

2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid revealed for Europe

Honda Europe has revealed the new 2019 CR-V Hybrid, which along with the regular range has been detailed for the region. While the new-generation CR-V has been on sale in Australia for some time, Europe has been waiting up until now – it's worth noting our vehicles are sourced from Thailand, while European models are made in the UK...

2019 Honda CR-V Vi announced from $28,290

Honda has expanded its CR-V range, announcing the launch of a new entry-level Vi variant with a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and CVT. The new base CR-V will be priced from $28,290 before on-road costs, undercutting the current VTi price leader by $2400. Where the VTi (and the wider range, for that matter) is powered by a turbocharged 1...