Honda is all set to launch the new generation Honda CRV in India on 9th October. The fifth generation of Japanese SUV will be launched with both petrol and diesel engines for the first time in India. The Honda CRV is one of the best-sellers globally, but failed to impress people in India. This time around, Honda plans to leave no stone unturned to make this SUV a success.
What’s new in the fifth generation CRV? Almost everything. The new CRV gets a new design on both exterior and interior along with modern features. Also, the Honda CRV will be offered in a 7-seater variant, again for the first time ever.
The Honda CRV will get both petrol and diesel engine options with only an automatic transmission option. The petrol variant will derive power from a 2.0-litre engine which will produce 154 Bhp and 189 Nm. Honda will only offer a front wheel drive system on petrol variants, along with a CVT automatic transmission. The petrol-powered CRV’s mileage is rated at 14 Kmpl.
Honda will offer diesel variants of the CR-V with a 1.6-litre engine, which will produce power of 120 Bhp and 300 Nm of peak torque. The diesel motor gets a 9-speed automatic transmission as standard. Honda will offer both front wheel drive and all drive systems on the diesel variants. Diesel variants of the CR-V return a mileage of 19 Kmpl in 4WD, and 18 Kmpl in 2WD drive variants.
Apart from exterior changes, the Honda CR-V will offer a new interior design. The new dashboard will get new features such as a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, 7-inch infotainment system display, electric hand brake and an electric panoramic sunroof. The Honda CRV will be offered in the 7-seater iteration only in diesel variants with petrol version ruled out for the same.
The new Honda CR-V measures 4,592 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width and 1,689 mm in height. The wheelbase has increased in the new version and now measures 2,660 mm, which offers better rear legroom. The SUV offers different ground clearances on different variants: 198 mm (for 2WD) and 208 mm (for 4WD). The diesel variant in the 7-seater option offers 150 liters of cargo space with all seats in place, which can be increased to 936 liters by folding the second and third row seats. The petrol variant offers more boot space with 522 liters as standard and 1084 liters with rear seats down.
The new Honda CR-V is expected to be launched with a price tag of Rs. 28 lakhs (ex-showroom). When launched, it will rival the Volkswagen Tiguan.