Honda drives in the new CR-V
THE FIFTH generation Honda CR-V was launched in India at a price of Rs 28.15 lakh, while the diesel 2WD model is priced at Rs 30.65 lakh and the fully loaded diesel variant costs Rs 32.75 lakh (all prices ex-showroom). This is the first time that the CR-V gets a diesel engine along with a 7-seater layout. The CR-V boasts of a new design and styling but retains familial elements. The SUV now gets splashes of chrome all across along with a new grille and sharp LED headlamps. The rear gets angular tail lamps along with a new bumper and boot as well. Power is derived from an all-new 1.6-litre diesel engine which makes about 118bhp and 300Nm, mated to a new 9-speed automatic transmission. The petrol is a 2.0-litre unit that makes 151bhp and 189Nm, coupled to a CVT gearbox. The diesel engine model will have all-wheel drive as an option but the petrol engine model will only have front wheel drive.
(L-R) Gaku Nakanishi, president, Honda Cars India flanked by Rajesh Goel, senior VP, sales and Hiromichi Tsushima, project leader