2020 Honda CR-V SUV Facelift: This is IT!

Honda launched the fifth generation CR-V in the Indian market back in 2018 and competes with cars like Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour in the segment. It is currently the flagship SUV from the manufacturer and is available with a diesel engine option for the first time. Now Honda has launched a facelifted version of this popular vehicle in Thailand. The SUV gets minor changes to compete with others in the segment. Details of the updated Honda CR-V are now available and here is what all has changed in the SUV.

 

In comparison to the current version sold in India, the updated Thailand version gets minor changes both on the exterior and interiors. Starting from the exterior, the thick chrome strip has been revised and gets more of a black treatment in place of that. There is still a small amount of chrome on the grille but not as much as the Indian version. Similarly, the bumper has also been revised with a silver insert on the lower part of the bumper wrapping the fog lamps in it.

The headlights and fog lamps are all LED as before. Coming to the side profile, the design of the alloy wheels have also been updated. It now gets a much more sporty looking dual tone alloy wheel and there is cladding around the wheel arches and side of the car. The design of the car at the rear remains more or less the same with LED split tail light and chrome strip running between them.

 

Just like the exterior, interior of the Honda CR-V has also undergone minor changes. The basic layout of the dashboard remains the same however, the centre console has been slightly revised. it now gets a wireless charging feature which was not available before. Similarly,Thailand version of CR-V now also gets a panoramic sunroof which it was missing before. Indian version already comes with this feature.

 

It is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. In comparison the Indian version, Thailand gets a bigger petrol engine. The Thailand version is equipped with a 2.4 litre DOHC petrol engine that generates a maximum of 173 PS of peak power and 224 Nm of peak torque. It is available with a CVT gearbox and is available in both 4WD and 2WD version. The diesel version is powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged unit generating 160 Ps and 350 Nm torque mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Diesel version is also available with both 2WD and 4WD options. Honda CR-V is currently available with a BS6 compliant 2.0 litre petrol engine in India. It is not known whether this updated version will be introduced in the Indian market anytime soon.