|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||1997cc||auto||154PS @ 6500RPM||189NM @ 4300RPM||14kmpl|
|diesel||1597cc||auto||120PS @ 4000RPM||300NM @ 2000RPM||19kmpl|
The once popular Honda CR-V is back in a new avatar and with a diesel engine this time around. Offering a choice of a petrol and diesel engine, the CR-V competes with butch-looking rivals like the Fortuner and the Endeavour.
The Honda CR-V is back in a new avatar with it's urban and new-age appearance. The SUV is offered in six pleasing colours namely Golden Brown Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Radiant Red and Lunar Silver Metallic. The car looks quite upmarket with the inclusion of features like electronic sunroof, sporty looking 18-inch of alloys, a busy but interesting looking fascia and an aggressively sloping roofline.
The front profile houses Honda's signature chrome grille and new looking headlamps and to add some toughness in the mix, the new-gen CR-V gets blacked-out wheel arches and door cladding. The rear is the most appealing section of the all-new CR-V which comes with smart looking LED rear combi light, chrome strap adjoining both the ends, shark-fin antenna, rear wiper, reverse parking camera and reverse parking sensors. The new-generation Honda CR-V looks way better than its predecessor, looks current and offers a lot more.
The new-generation, Honda CR-V's cabin now offers 3 rows of seats, which means it can seat 7. The cabin is appointed with wood inserts and premium materials like Ivory Leather, all occupying space in a two-tone scheme of things. Entertainment needs are taken care of by a 7" touchscreen infotainment system which is Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatible and is paired with a 180W setup. Accessing various functions of the screen is easy, as the driver can easily jog through its various functions with the help of steering mounted controls placed on the wheel.
The Honda CR-V is first in its segment to offer all-digital full-colour screen instrumentation, which shows an all-wheel-drive torque indicator, driver attention monitor, trip meter, speedometer and fuel indicator. The all-new CR-V also features advance shift by wire technology (diesel only), steering mounted cruise control, automatic dual-zone air conditioner, paddle shifter and auto rain sensing front wipers. The Honda CR-V is now offered with 2-types of seating arrangements. The petrol trim is good for accommodating 5-passengers at a time. On the other hand, the diesel variant is sufficient to accommodate 7-passengers.
The all-new Honda CR-V comes fitted with 9 airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability assist, agile handling assist, hill start assist, brake-force distribution, electronic parking brake, emergency stop signal, reverse parking sensors, reverse parking camera, lane watch camera, driver attention monitor, security lock and immobilizer.
Under the hood, the Honda CR-V derives power from a 2.0-litre petrol engine which develops 154 PS at 6500 rpm and 189 Nm at 4300 rpm. The petrol unit comes mated to CVT ( Continuous Variable Transmission). The all-new CR-V also comes with a 1.6-litre diesel engine which churns out respective power and torque output of 120 ps at 4000 rpm and 300 Nm at 2000 rpm. The transmission duties for this engine are handled by a 9-speed shift AT. The diesel unit offers a choice of 2WD and AWD variants.
Both the engines are fuel-efficient and are rated for 14 Kmpl (petrol) and 18-19 Kmpl (diesel). The petrol engine is peppy in nature, however, is only offered with a convenience-focussed CVT transmission. On the other hand, the diesel engine is down on power compared to its rivals, on paper and in the real world. All variants come fitted with a 57-litre fuel tank.
Honda CR-V price starts from INR 28.27 Lakh to INR 32.77 Lakh.
The Honda CR-V once ruled the premium SUV segment, it was a time when fuel prices were a bit on the lower side. Not getting a diesel engine had a negative impact on the sales of the car, which is now barely making any sales. Honda now is setting eyes again on the crown by launching the new, fifth-generation CR-V in the market, which gets a new diesel engine as well. What else is new? The car is now a bit longer than the car it is replacing, which has translated into 50 mm of additional knee room in the second row and the car also gets a third row of seats, which makes the new CR-V a seven-seater. Here is our review of the new SUV from the Japanese manufacturer.