Honda Motors has launched the all new 2013 CRV in the South African car market with a starting price of R299,900 (Rs 18.40 lakhs) and a top end price of R499,900 (Rs 30.73 lakhs). 2013 Honda CRV is available in both petrol and diesel powered options in South Africa. In India, the new CRV SUV will arrive early next year, even before the launch of Brio Amaze sedan, but only in petrol format.
For car buyers in South Africa, Honda has offered the new CRV in 8 variants, which include 1 front wheel drive and 7 all wheel drive options. A total of three engine options are on offer, 2 petrol and 1 diesel. For the petrol CRV 2013, South Africa has 2.0L and 2.4L generating 153 hp, 192 Nm torque and 188 hp and 22 Nm torque respectively. The lone diesel offering, a 2.2L generates 148 hp and 350 Nm torque.
Overall length of the new CRV has been reduced by 5 mm, and height is reduced by 30 mm, but there is no change in the amount of interior space offered. Features of 2013 CRV include, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights. On the inside, there isn’t much change. Honda says, cabin is spacious and stylish, and offers a significant reduction in engine and road noise over the previous model.