Honda Cars India has launched the much publicized All New Honda CR-V in Indian market at a starting price of INR 19.95 lakhs (ex showroom, Delhi).
The Honda CR-V is a well recognized brand name in India. The earlier generation of CR-V soft roader, which was offered in 2 petrol engine variants, sold in good nos. in our car market and was one of the highest selling premium crossovers at that time. However, sales of earlier CR-V saw a downfall with the advent of diesel engined competitors and sky rocketing petrol prices.
Honda has now launched the all new generation of its CR-V in Indian car market and quite surprisingly, is again relying on two petrol engines to power the new car. Pretty brave indeed.
The all new CR-V, which takes the mantle of being Honda India’s flagship product from the Accord sedan, is an all new design and should not be mistaken for a facelift. Honda has done a remarkable job with the car’s styling and only those with an I.Q. of a cauliflower will mistake the new CR-V for some other crossover.
That said, every panel of the new CR-V is new the styling of the latest CR-V isn’t short of being a study in evolution of design.
Engine options for the new Honda CR-V consist of two gasoline burners- A 156 PS, 190 Nm, 2.0-liter iVTEC petrol motor for the entry-level 2WD variants and a bigger 190PS, 226 Nm, 2.4-liter iVTEC motor with 4wd for the high end models. The bigger engine comes with an automatic transmission ONLY and there are no plans of a manual transmission for this engine variant in near future. While the base 2.0 litre variant comes with a 6 speed manual transmission, all other variants come with a 5 speed automatic gearbox.
The features list on the base 2.0 litre engine variant includes- 17” alloys, fog lamps, 6 airbags, audio system with USB and iPod connectivity, and independent dual zone automatic climate control.
The 2.4 AT with Real Time 4WD gets a sunroof, HID headlamps with washer, paddle shifters, chrome door handles, 6.1” touchscreen multimedia infotainment system with CD/DVD players, Bluetooth connectivity and hands-free telephony, navigation and reverse parking camera. The safety features on the fully loaded car include- a full complement of 6 airbags, ABS+EBD, Vehicle Stability Assist and a hill hold feature.
All new Honda CR-V Price List:-
* Honda CR-V 2.0 Manual: INR 19.95 lakhs
* Honda CR-V 2.0 Automatic: INR 20.85 lakhs
* Honda CR-V 2.4 Automatic with 4 Wheel Drive: INR 22.40 lakhs
* Honda CR-V 2.4 Automatic with 4 Wheel Drive + Additional features: INR 23.85 lakhs