The only engine that will be available from launch is this 1.5-litre petrol. It’s turbocharged to give out a reasonable 171bhp when hooked up to the six-speed manual gearbox. Curiously, if you choose the CVT auto ’box, this is boosted to 190bhp, with a bit more torque to boot. In either form, it’ll get the big CR-V from 0-62mph in just under 10 seconds and it’s peppy enough if you keep the revs above 2000rpm. But for towing or regularly carrying lots of people, rival diesels may prove a better bet.