8th Sep 2018 7:30 am
Fifth-gen CR-V will come with a 1.6-litre diesel or 2.0-litre petrol engine option; seven seat layout will be offered for the first time.
The other engine-gearbox option on offer will be a 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The 2.0-litre engine puts out 154hp and 189Nm of torque – near-identical figures to the Hyundai Tucson’s 2.0-litre engine, which produces 155hp and 192Nm of torque. The petrol CR-V won’t come with four-wheel drive or paddleshifters.
The new CR-V will also, for the first time, come with a third row of seats, which means it will attract buyers looking for a seven-seat SUV.
For India, the CR-V is likely to come with a powered driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control and a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Honda will assemble the CR-V in India. Expect prices to be in the region of Rs 28 lakh (estimated, ex-showroom).