For the first time in India, Honda CR-V premium SUV will come with a diesel powertrain and offers a seat for seven adults
The Honda CR-V is one of the most popular SUVs currently on sale in the Indian car market. After initial success, the sales of the SUV witnessed a constant decline. And, the biggest reason behind is the lack of diesel powertrain. In order to improve its sales, Honda is set to launch the fifth generation CR-V in the Indian market. The new generation model was unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Here we bring you five big changes you will see in the new-gen CRV.
The 2018 Honda CR-V will be offered with two engine options – 2.4-litre petrol unit and a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. While the petrol engine is the same unit that powers the existing model, the diesel engine will come for the first time in India. It will also power the new generation Civic sedan. It was speculated that Honda CRV will get the more powerful version of this engine, which offers 158bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. However, media reports claim that the India-spec model will offer 118bhp of power and 300Nm of torque. The diesel engine will also get a nine-speed ZF-sourced automatic gearbox. Also See – New Honda CR-V Picture Gallery
For the first time, Honda CRV will be offered with a seven-seat option. The wheelbase of the car has been increased by 41mm, while the rear seats claimed to offer 53mm more legroom. However, the third row seats are good for short height or kids. Read – Upcoming Honda Cars In India
The 2018 CR-V will be equipped with several high-end features, which are missing in the current model. It will be equipped with a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Adding to it, Honda has also used high-quality soft-touch material on the dashboard. In terms of features, the SUV will have remote engine start, dual-zone climate control, heated ORVMs, a four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat and 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. You May Also Like – New Honda Amaze | New Honda Civic
The new model comes with a cleaner design, which gives it a more SUV-ish profile. The front seems inspired from other Honda cars including Civic. The SUV gets all-round body cladding, large wheels and has automatic shutter grille tech.
The new-generation CR-V is based on new Civic’s modular platform, which is claimed to be stronger and safer. Adding to it, the 2018 CRV will also be safer than the outgoing model – thanks to the Honda Sensing TM suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.