The SUV receives two major upgrades including 7-seats layout and a new diesel engine.
Honda Cars India (HCI) has finally rolled out the fifth-generation CR-V SUV in the Indian market. Launched at a starting price of Rs 28.15 lakh (ex-showroom), the new Honda CRV 2018 will take head-to-head against the cars like Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Kodiaq. With a generation change, the SUV receives two major upgrades including a 7-seats layout and a diesel engine.
1. Prices & Variants
The SUV carline is available in variants petrol CVT 2WD, diesel 2WD and diesel AWD. Price of the petrol variant is Rs 28.15 lakh and the diesel models are made available at Rs 30.65 lakh (2WD) and Rs 32.75 lakh (4WD). All prices are ex-showroom, India. Just so you know, the new-generation Honda CRV made its India debut at the Auto Expo in February, 2018. Read: New Honda CR-V Vs Toyota Fortuner
New Honda CR-V 2018 Price List
|Petrol CVT 2WD||Rs 28.15 lakh|
|Diesel 9AT 2WD||Rs 30.65 lakh|
|Diesel 9AT AWD||Rs 32.75 lakh|
2. New Diesel Engine
Powering the 2018 CRV diesel model is a newly-developed 1.6L, four-cylinder turbocharged i-DTEC motor that’s good enough for 120bhp at 4,000rpm and 300Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. The petrol variant derives power from a 2.0L unit producing 154bhp at 6,500rpm and 189Nm of torque at 4,300rpm. Read – Honda Amaze-based Compact SUV Under Development
3. Fuel Economical
While diesel version comes with AWD (all-wheel-drive) system, the petrol model gets FWD (front-wheel-drive) only. Both the powertrain are available with a CVT (petrol) and a 9-speed automatic gearbox (diesel) with paddle shifters. Mileage of the new Honda CRV 2018 petrol stands at 14.4kmpl (ARAI-certified). The diesel version delivers 19.5kmpl with 2WD and 18.3kmpl with 4WD drivetrain system. Read – New-generation Honda Civic Is Coming Soon
New Honda CR-V Picture Gallery
4. Large Boot Space & Lots of Features
The Honda CRV is now available with an optional 7-seat configuration. The SUV offers a boot space of 150-litre, 472-litre with 3rd row fold and 936-litre with 2nd and 3rd row fold. Major changes that have been made inside the cabin include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a power panoramic sunroof, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, electric parking brake and a power driver’s seat. It’s first Honda car to get hands free access power tailgate. Read – Honda To Launch 3 New Cars In India
5. Refreshing Desgin
Visually, the new Honda CRV 2018 appears sharper and more refreshing than the previous model. At the front end, the SUV features a new grille with thick chrome bar, signature LED headlamps and LED fog lamps. Other changes include more pronounced wheel arches, revised taillamps and dual exhaust.
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