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Honda CR-V Diesel on sale in Australia

January 22, 2014

Fans of Honda’s mid-sized SUV will rejoice at the news the Honda CR-V Diesel is now available in Australia. The more fuel efficient CR-V comes in two models, the DTi-S which starts at $38,290 and the DTi-L at $45,340.

Honda CRV DTi-L

Both models feature a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine putting out 110kW at 4000rpm and 35oNm of torque at 2000-2750rpm. However, the star attraction is the fuel economy, with the manual DTi-S using just 5.8L/100km and the auto DTi-L using only 6.9L/100km.

A cool new feature of the Diesel CR-V is Honda’s Real Time 4WD with Intelligent Control System, which the company says provides extra grip on uneven or slippery surfaces. Auto versions also come with Honda’s Hill Descent Control, which works with Vehicle Stability Assist to provide a better connection with the road.

The DTi-S model comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, halogen headlights, LED daytime running lights and rear tail lights, reversing camera, rear parking sensors and satellite navigation. The more upmarket DTi-L rolls on 18-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon HID headlights, front and rear parking sensors, leather trim and heated seats.

Honda Australia director Stephen Collins said the CR-V Diesel’s arrival in Australia was great news for the company.

“Since the fourth-generation CR-V arrived in November of 2012, we have sold just over 14,000 units. We are confident that the addition of the diesel variant will further strengthen the CR-V’s offering in the medium SUV segment.

“This new diesel variant completes the CR-V offering, which includes a choice of two and four-wheel drive, manual and automatic transmissions as well as the option of our Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) in the petrol 4WD VTi-L.”

Head over to our Honda CR-V review for more details on the petrol version.

Sean specialises in news and road testing. He's a passionate journalist and currently works for a Sydney metro newspaper. Sean is also a car fanatic at heart and dreads the day Aussie car manufacturing comes to an end.