Honda Motors has launched today 5th Generation new CR-V SUV in India at an event in New Delhi. The last iteration of CR-V was launched in 2013. The new CR-V for the first time also comes in Diesel variant. The new Honda CR-V comes now in three variants- Petrol CVT 2WD, Diesel 9AT 2WD and Diesel 9AT AWD. It is available in 5 exterior colours – Golden Brown Metallic, Radiant Red Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, and White Orchid Pearl.
On the exterior design front, the new CR-V gets 18 inch aluminum wheels. The new CR-V gets new sharp-line grille in the front along with sharp LED headlights, LED fog lamps and a higher ground clearance. On the rear, it has angular tail lamps, new bumper and boot design. The diesel variant of new CR-V is a seven-seater vehicle ( 5+2 seating option in a three row configuration) whereas the petrol variant does not have third row of seats.
The New CR-V comes with two engine options of Diesel and Petrol. The 1.6L DOHC i-DTEC 4-cylinder DIESEL TURBO engine has maximum power of 120 [email protected] rpm and maximum torque of 300 [email protected] 2000 rpm mated with nine-speed automatic transmission. It is claimed to have fuel efficiency of 19.5 km/l for 2WD option and 18.3 km/l for AWD option as per the test data. On the other hand, the petrol variant has 2.0L SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine which provides 154 [email protected] rpm and 189 Nm of [email protected] rpm. It is integrated with a CVT automatic transmission and has fuel efficiency of 14.4 km/l.
The new CR-V has sophisticated interior design which gives luxury feel. This luxury SUV has 7-inch colored Multi Information Display (MID) with features like Torque Distribution Display etc. The display is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for connecting your smartphones. For immersive audio experience, it is equipped with 8 speakers including 4 tweeters. The cabin has good sized centre console with Electric Parking Brakefreeing space, leather upholstery, Piano black and Wooden finish center console trim. It also has 3 mode Panoramic Sun Roof. This SUV also has Remote Engine Starter (in Petrol version), Push start/Stop with Smart entry and Dual-zone automatic air conditioner for comfortable stay inside. It also has ultiple USB charging ports for front and rear occupants.
On the safety front, the new CR-V has been equipped with Anti-lock Braking System, brake assist, hill start assist, vehicle stability assist, six airbags, driver attention monitor to name a few which are standard features across all variants. Top of it, this SUV has also got ASEAN N-CAP 5-star safety rating in crash tests.
The fifth generation Honda CR-V petrol models is priced Rs. 28.15 lakh, the diesel 2WD model is priced Rs. 30.65 lakh and the top of the range diesel model has a price tag of Rs. 32.75 lakh ( ex-showroom prices). This new SUV comes with 3 years unlimited kilometers warranty as standard.