Honda has revealed the next GEN CR-V facelift which is expected to make its way to India in the second half of 2015. Honda revealed CR-V facelift in Europe that is powered to a new 1.6L diesel engine coupled to 9 speed automatic transmission. Earlier there was news about New CR-V getting only two petrol motors with no diesel option but SUVs fate in India clearly depends upon the diesel engine rather than the petrol.
Main USP about this new engine is it comes from Honda’s earth dreams technology that produces 158bhp power and 350Nm torque available with 4WD system. 1.6L engine’s 2WD variant is less powerful as compared to 4WD one, 2WD engine gives 118bhp power and equipped with manual transmission. New 1.6L engine replaces 2.2L diesel engine.
New CR-V retained the 2.0L I-VTEC petrol motor that gives 153bhp power and 190Nm of peak torque, all the units are now EURO6 standards. 2015 CR-V looks similar to what was showcased at the Paris Motor show as Prototype. New CR-V gets a new front grille, LED headlights and tail lamps, black roof rails, revised front-rear bumpers, Skid plates, Bezel fog lamps etc.
On the inside, CR-V gets an app rich infotainment system plus a 7 inch screen with Honda connect which includes from front seat access to info about the vehicle, rear parking camera, chrome accents on the dashboard, sliding armrests for front seat occupants, CVT gearbox with all new ‘P’ button and many features which increases the appeal of new CR-V.
Apart from exterior and interior features Honda ensures that 2015 CR-V doesn’t lag behind in safety department with features like safety touring package, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning etc.
New CR-V has all the elements of great SUV with enhanced looks, rich interiors and efficient safety equipments, so now all depends upon its price. We expect Honda to price it aggressively in order to gain as much market share in India.
|Comparison of Honda CR-V|
|Comparison of Honda CR-V variants|