Estimated to be priced between Rs 25 lakh – Rs 30 lakh, the 2017 Honda CR-V will be first generation to receive turbocharged engine.
The fifth-generation Honda CR-V will come with a new set of engines and 7-seat layout.
November 12, 2016 – Honda’s popular SUV – CR-V – will enter its next generation with 7-seats layout towards the end of the next year. While we have seen the vehicle being tested on foreign land, the 2017 Honda CRV 7 Seater has been finally revealed in the new clearer images. Honda Cars India, recently, imported the Honda CRV diesel for homologation purpose. The model that has been brought to India was packed with a 1.6-litre diesel powertrain that does duty in the US-spec model.
The 2017 Honda CRV will be based on the new Honda Civic‘s modular chassis that is also used for the new-generation Accord. Though, the company will have to make several modifications to the Civic platform to accommodate an all-wheel drive system. A bigger CRV will also bridge the gap that’s there above the existing CRV. Both HR-V and CR-V being 5-seaters might eat into each other’s sales, so a 7-seater CR-V makes a lot of sense for all markets. Thanks to multiple spy shots available online, we have a clear idea about the changes it will get. Check Out – New Honda CR-V Picture Gallery
While the American and other global markets might get the vehicle by the end of this year, it might hit our shores towards the end of 2017.
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|Base Model||Rs 25 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 30 lakh|
With 65% of localization level, the new-generation Honda CR-V is estimated to cost between Rs 25 lakh – Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.
With more features, an up-market cabin and 7-seat layout, the 2017 Honda CR-V will lock horns with products like Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe and other 7-seater crossovers in the market. In India, it will rival Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and other premium SUVs.
The new-gen model will look sportier with a more aggressive and larger front grille, aggressive headlamps with a wing-shaped LED DRL, a longer hood and muscular fenders. The vehicle will, however, retain the vertically positioned tail-lamp from the current-gen model. The car also features short overhang and dual exhaust. Design elements like Active Shutter Grille (for the first time), High Beam Support (AHB) headlights, hands-free access power tailgate, a pair of 18-inch aluminium wheels and rain-sensing windshield wipers will be available only on the top-spec model. Honda will also offer Genuine Honda Accessories with the SUV.
The interior of the new Honda CRV too might go through several changes including additional features and a new layout. For the record, Honda claims that the 2017 Honda CR-V offers the best-in-class cabin space and rear seat legroom. Its a more spacious cabin than the current generation model.
There is a 7-inch touchscreen display audio interface with Android operating system that now features a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System (developed in cooperation with Garmin) and volume knob. The system also supports the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software. The 2017 Honda CR-V comes with a range of comfort features such as dual-zone HVAC, remote engine start, heated mirrors, driver seat with 8-way power adjustment, front seat with 4-way power adjustment, rear USB charging points, etc.
As far as safety is concerned, the new-gen CR-V comes equipped with Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability, Auto High Beam (HSS) headlights, Blind Spot Information (BSI), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM).
Though the exact technical details are still under the wraps, it is believed that the 2017 Honda CRV will come with turbocharged petrol and diesel powertrains. Word also has it that the car might get a hybrid engine, supported with an AWD system. The SUV could be brought either with a manual gearbox or an automatic unit. This time around, the India-spec model might get a CVT unit instead of the regular 5-speed automatic transmission.
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