The Honda CR-V in India is one of those cars that reminds you of a doctor or an engineer at first glance. This is mainly because it came with neither a diesel engine nor a seven seat on offer. So their customer portfolio was limited to Honda aficionados.
That’s where Honda Car India’s all new 2018 CR-V has come to mark its presence providing both seven seating comfort and a peppy diesel motor.
With the 5th generation of CR-V Honda has successfully been able to the make this SUV look different as always. The CR-V gets bigger chrome plated grill similar to that seen on accord and civic in the international market’s and on the new amaze in Indian market. The bigger bumper at the front with air vents housing LED fog lamps gives the front a masculine SUV looks.
The side profile looks equally manly with those muscular wheel arches, a larger green house and bigger rear view mirror. Coming to the rear Honda CR-V has retained some of its distinctive looks with a bigger boot hatch, a lower-set number plate portion, but not so distinctive looking Volvo’ish tail lamps. The Honda CR-V comes with 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.
Coming to the inside of the vehicle Honda has successfully made the interior look equally beautiful and big enough that it can now carry 7 people by adding a 3rd row. Although it can seat two people it will be better for seating two kids. Boot space is decent at 650 litters.
The Infotainment used is an 7-inch touch screen unit, loaded with android auto apple car play and a host of new features, one of the most attractive and new feature among all would be showing left hand mirror view of the vehicle when the driver turn’s on signal to the left. Features like this can help in reducing accidents to a good extend while manoeuvring through narrow driveways.
The CR-V besides the newly developed 1.6L i-Dtec diesel engine that churns out 120bhp and 300nm torque mated to an 9-speed AT gear box, it also gets a 2.0L i-Vtec petrol engine that puts out 154bhp and 189nm torque mated to an CVT gearbox.
However the button controlled 9-speed AT transmission is the pick considering more driving fun compared to the CVT gearbox by every means.
Honda Car India has priced the CR-V starting from Rs.28,15,00 for the Petrol 2WD variant, Rs.30,65,000 for the Diesel 2WD and Rs.32,75,000 for Diesel AWD variant. With the All-New CR-V Honda has maintained the prices uniform across India.
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