The fifth generation Honda CRV SUV has been launched in India today. Unlike previously, when the SUV was only offered with a petrol engine, this time India gets petrol as well as diesel engine option. New Honda CRV petrol is priced from Rs 28.15 lakhs, while the CRV diesel is priced from Rs 30.65 lakhs. Top end diesel is priced at Rs 32.75 lakhs. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
First showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, the new Honda CRV is a premium luxury SUV which is offered as a five seater with petrol variant and as a 7 seater with diesel variant. It receives new comfort and convenience features, many of which are first time being offered in the segment.
New Honda CRV dimensions will stand at 4,571 mm length 1,885 mm width and 1,667mm height. Wheelbase is increased by 41mm at 2,662 mm while interior leg room is increased by 53mm. Boot space is also larger. Overall, the car looks much bigger than before. It also looks a lot more attractive and imposing. Though not as imposing as similarly priced other SUVs in the segment.
Interior features include a new 7” touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice controls. Seats get wrapped in leather while there is a premium touch all across the interiors (wood, leather and metal accents throughout). Features include two zone climate control, USB charging ports at the rear. Second row seating will get reclining seatbacks with dedicated AC vents while driver seat will be way power adjustable.
To be offered for the first time with a diesel engine, the 2018 Honda CR-V will be powered by a new 1.6 liter diesel engine offering 120 PS power at 4,000 rpm and 300 Nm torque at 2,000 rpm mated to a new ZF 9 speed automatic gearbox. It will also get a 2.0 liter i-VTEC petrol engine mated to a CVT automatic transmission. There is no manual transmission on offer. Diesel engine claims 14.4 kmpl.
The new CR-V will be offered in two wheel and four wheel drive options (only diesel). The new Honda CR-V will compete against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and the upcoming Mahindra XUV700.