Honda says the new SUV will "raise the bar" with its generous specification.

The all-new Honda CR-V will cost £25,995 when it arrives in UK dealerships at the start of September.

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That money will buy you the entry-level S model, which comes with parking sensors, a rear-view camera and a range of safety gadgets, including autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance.

Moving up to the £27,855 SE model will free up the option of upgrading to seven seats, although that has to be done in tandem with a switch to four-wheel-drive propulsion.

Further up the range, SR and EX models will add to this with blind-spot monitoring systems, while those with CVT automatic gearboxes will be able to follow the car in front when crawling in traffic.

Honda CR-V 2018 Test

SR models, which start from £31,435, will also boast keyless entry and start, as well as leather upholstery and active cornering foglights.

Top-of-the-range EX variants, meanwhile, will start at £34,145 and offer a heated steering wheel, head-up display and a panoramic glass sunroof.

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Just one engine is available – a 1.5-litre petrol – but it’s available in two different power outputs. The standard 170 bhp iteration comes with a manual gearbox, while the 188 bhp version is mated to a CVT automatic transmission.

Four-wheel drive is standard with every drivetrain except for the 170 bhp manual, which comes with front-wheel drive in the lowly S and SE models.

Honda CR-V 2018 Test

“The fifth-generation CR-V once again raises the bar with the amount of equipment it comes with as standard at base grade,” said Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK. “In an incredibly competitive marketplace, the new CR-V will stand out for sophisticated and sporty design alone and we have strong sales expectations for this car.”

Gallery: Honda CR-V 2018 Test