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Honda has reported a strong surge in sales of its smaller SUVs, helped both by environmental concerns about fuel consumption and strong affordability with car loans.

Honda has reported a strong surge in sales of its smaller SUVs, helped both by environmental concerns about fuel consumption and strong affordability with car loans.

The company claims that new cars such as its CR-V are selling well because of popular unease over the emissions levels created by larger SUV and off-road vehicles, according to Car Pages.

In the first half of this year Honda sold 11,600 CR-Vs, an increase of 28 per cent over the same period of last year; the overall market for SUVs dropped four per cent over the same time span, the company claims.

"Our customers asked us how to defend themselves from so-called 'anti-4x4 protesters'," Vicky Mason from Honda UK told Car Pages.

"And their response to this campaign has been incredible. More people have reacted to this campaign than any other - even more than competitions to win a car! Our customers were pleased to see us getting involved with the debate," she added.

The CR-V's success is also credit to its high Euro NCAP safety scores, an important measure for families buying an all-purpose vehicle.

And with prices starting under £19,000, this efficient and spacious vehicle is both practical and very affordable with car credit or a car loan.


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