Following a public debut at the Paris Motor Show, Honda has announced the 2015 CR-V in European specification is scheduled to go on sale in the spring.

Following a public debut at the Paris Motor Show, Honda has announced the 2015 CR-V in European specification is scheduled to go on sale in the spring.

Honda says the CR-V crossover has been "boldly restyled" but in reality the cosmetic tweaks are moderate and have been largely carried over from its American cousin. Inside the cabin there's the Honda Connect infotainment system fitted on all versions and packing a seven-inch touchscreen display. It provides support for Bluetooth connectivity, MirrorLink technology, rear-view camera and comes bundled with nine pre-installed apps.

The biggest change is noticeable under the hood where Honda has dropped the 2.2-liter i-DTEC to make room for a more efficient 1.6-liter i-DTEC producing 160 HP (118 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). It's only available on the all-wheel drive CR-V and works together with either a six-speed manual or a nine-speed auto slashing CO2 emissions by 20 percent compared to the five-speed automatic.

The manual two-wheel drive CR-V will continue with its 120 HP 1.6-liter i-DTEC and a 155 HP 2.0-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine that now meets Euro 6 emissions standards.

Sales of the facelifted 2015 Honda CR-V (Euro-spec) will kick off in the spring.

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Facelifted Honda CR-V Euro-spec on sale spring 2015, new pics released