Japanese carmaker Honda has launched the all-new Honda CR-V in India. Prices for the new Honda CR-V in India start at Rs 28.15 lakh ex-showroom (India). The all-new Honda CR-V will take on the likes of the segment-leading Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour.
The 5th Generation Honda CR-V is available in three variants – Petrol CVT 4×2, Diesel AT 4×2, Diesel AT 4×4. The Petrol CVT 4×2 is the most affordable variant and is priced at Rs 28.15 lakhs, which is Rs 88,000 more than the entry-level petrol Fortuner.
The two-wheel drive Diesel AT 4×2 has an asking price of Rs 30.65 lakh while the 4×4 variant costs Rs 32.75 lakhs. (all prices are ex-showroom, India). The base diesel variant of the new Honda CR-V is Rs 1.37 lakhs more costlier than the entry-level diesel version of the Fortuner.
The Honda CR-V is available with two engine options – a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and for the first time a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel. The 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 151 Bhp at 6500 rpm and 189 Nm of peak torque at 4300 rpm. The petrol engine is paired with a CVT automatic gearbox and will only be offered with two-wheel-drive.
The first-ever diesel engine on the Honda CR-V displaces 1.6-litres. The turbocharged diesel engine cranks out 118 Bhp and 300 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic gearbox which is operated by using buttons mounted on the centre console instead of a gear lever and also comes with paddle shifters allowing the driver to take control of the shifts.
The fifth-generation is now larger than before and is now available with 7 seats. However, only diesel CR-V owners will be able to specify the 7 seat option as the petrol variant will be sold as a 5-seater. Changes include new automatic all-LED headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, electric tailgate, and a panoramic sunroof.
More changes can be found on the inside of the new Honda CR-V which features leather upholstery. Changes include an all-new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display that features both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with phone mirroring along with an electronic parking brake, push-button start and an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat. The Honda CR-V comes packed with safety features including six airbags, driver attention assist, electronic stability control, hill start assist, optional cameras mounted on the ORVMs, blind spot detection and more.