Honda had launched the all-new CR-V SUV in India last year. Now, the new CR-V has undergone Euro NCAP Crash test and it passed the test with flying colours. It was awarded the maximum rating of 5-Star rating in the test.
According to Euro NCAP,
The passenger compartment of the CR-V remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Honda showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different positions. Protection of the passenger dummy was good for all critical body areas. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of the driver and rear passenger was good or adequate for all critical body areas.
The Honda CR-V uses Honda’s next-generation ACE body structure. It has a network of connected structural elements that absorb and distribute the energy during a collision more evenly. This reduces the effect of collision on passengers inside the car at the time of an impact.
The 5th Generation Honda CR-V in India 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 Honda CR-V is available with two engine options – a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and for the first time CR-V is offered with a diesel engine in India. It gets a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine. 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 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. All the safety features equipped in the car also helped CR-V achieve this 5-star rating. Apart from Honda’s CR-V SUV, Honda Jazz, Honda HR-V and Civic have also successfully passed the Euro NCAP crash test with a maximum rating of 5-stars.
Buyers in India who spend more than Rs. 10 lakhs on a car are now taking safety quite seriously. This has prompted car makers to offer many safety features, making cars safer overall. Also, the Indian government has come up with new safety regulations under the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP). This makes many basic safety features such as ABS, airbags, reverse parking sensors, seat belt reminder and speed alerts mandatory on all cars sold in India.