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HONDA CR-V

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The fifth-gen­er­a­tion of Honda’s best­selling SUV, the CR-V, made its Ja­panese de­but at Tokyo. The new CR-V is based on the same plat­form as the new Civic and Ac­cord and is marginally larger than the out­go­ing model in In­dia. Di­men­sions at 4,571mm long, 1,855mm wide and 1,657mm tall put it in the same league as the Hyundai Tuc­son, though the CR-V is longer. That’s un­der­stood, since it comes with a third row of seats for the first time. As a 5+2 seater with more crossover­than-SUV styling, the CR-V could score points over the com­pe­ti­tion. The cabin is said to boast of soft-touch ma­te­ri­als and a clear at­ten­tion to de­tail. In­ter­na­tion­ally it is of­fered with a turbo 1.5-litre petrol for the first time which pro­duces 193bhp and 243Nm torque, a turbo 1.6-litre diesel with 160bhp and 350Nm torque, apart from nat­u­rally as­pi­rated 2- and 2.4-litre i-VTEC en­gines al­ready of­fered in In­dia. Also on of­fer is a hy­brid vari­ant that fea­tures the same pow­er­train as the Ac­cord Hy­brid we have - a 2-litre petrol en­gine, an elec­tric mo­tor for propul­sion as well as an elec­tric gen­er­a­tor mo­tor. We ex­pect the new 1.6 diesel to be the pop­u­lar choice for the SUV when it is launched.

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Longer wheel­base means more space in­side than ever be­fore. Styling is clearly more evo­lu­tion than rev­o­lu­tion but has sharp de­tail­ing
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