Honda CR-V facelift gets a two bar chrome grill as against a three bar versions seen on its earlier model resulting in a larger air intake area. New fog lamps are also evident in a redesigned rectangular design modified as against rounder lenses seen earlier. The new CR-V sits on new Mobilio RS styled alloy wheels (see below). No rear end details were evident due to camouflage but could include revised tail light lenses and remodeled bumper.
No engine updates are expected to be seen on the 2016 Honda CR-V facelift which will come out by mid 2015. These engine specs will include two diesel engines in 1.6 liter and 2.2 liters while the European CR-V will get a 1.6 liter i-DTEC offering 118 bhp and 300 Nm torque, a 2.2 liter i-DTEC offering 148 bhp and 349 Nm torque along with a 2.0 liter i-VTEC offering 148 bhp power and 192 Nm torque. These will be offered in both FWD and AWD layouts.
In India, the current CR-V is powered by 2.0 liter and 2.4 liter petrol engines while prices are between INR 22-25 lakhs. Local assembly in India is also on the cards so that the new Honda CR-V is able to take advantage of low import taxes. In India, it competes with Mitsubishi Outlander, Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Captiva, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Toyota Fortuner.
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