The Japanese Auto manufacturer will be officially launching the New CR-V in the Indian market on the 9th October 2018. With this, it will be the fifth generation of this SUV to be introduced in India. Honda had confirmed the launch of the new Gen CR-V in the month of February during the 2018 Auto Expo.
Aesthetically, the new generation CR-V will be larger as compared to its outgoing model. In addition to this, the upcoming CR-V is also offered with high ground clearance and large wheels. The upcoming CR-V is now become a full size SUV and it will come with a seven seat configuration. As we look at the design of the New CR-V, we can see that this SUV is getting rounder in comparison with its previous models and also the Japanese design is noticeable. At front, this upcoming SUV boasts of a trapezoidal grille, projector headlamps and LED Daytime Running Lights. As we move towards the side profile, we get to see that the window frames get some chrome accents, whereas the B and C pillars are all blacked out and the roofline slopes towards the D pillar.
On the inside, we come to know that the interiors are simple but it also gets luxurious feel. It gets dual tone interiors, leather upholstery and a sunroof as well. Speaking about the modern technology, the New CR-V will come equipped with cruise control, automatic climate control, push button start, a touch screen infotainment unit and steering mounted audio controls. In terms of the safety kit, Honda is providing the new generation CR-V with six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and a parking camera as standard across all its trim levels
Surprisingly in the fifth generation CR-V, Honda will be launching it with a diesel motor for the first time in India. The diesel version will be powered with a 1.6 litre unit that is developed by Honda’s earth Dreams Engine family. This diesel mill will get a single turbo setup and it will be able to generate 120 horsepower and 300Nm of twist. The 1.6 litre diesel unit will be matted with a 9-speed automatic gearbox and it will also get paddle shifters as standard. Honda may not get in the manual gearbox due to the low demand in this class.
On the other hand, the new CR-V will also get 2.0 litre petrol engine which will be matted with a CVT or continuously variable transmission. Together the petrol engine can generate 154 horsepower an 189 Nm of twist. The petrol engine may miss out on paddle shifters and will just get the Front Wheel Drive setup. Whereas the diesel version will get an option of both Front Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive systems.
Once Honda launches the fifth generation CR-V in the Indian market, it will compete head on with the Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and the Mitsubishi Pajero. We can expect Honda to price the CR-V somewhere around 25 lakhs (Ex-Showroom). For latest auto news, new car hot deals, new car launches and car advice,follow mynewcar.in on Twitter and Facebook