2017 Honda CR-V revealed, India bound next year if the Japanese automaker finds the new generation SUV feasible for the Indian market.
The Honda CR-V has a reputed fan following in India despite the low sales, that’s mainly because of the fact that majority of the car buyers in India prefer diesel powered SUVs. However, during it’s initial days when petrol was the preferred fuel, the CR-V had considerable takers for its segment. Now the 2017 Honda CR-V has been revealed globally.
The Japanese automaker has changed the design direction altogether and it looks much more premium and sharp than before. The new styling makes it look bigger as well and it has actually grown in size but the curb weight is lower than the previous model. The front gets the signature Honda chrome grille and new aggressive looking LED headlamps.
The bumpers are huge with the lower part of the body finished in black cladding. The side profile reveals a clean design while the alloys look fancy. There is a kink in the D-pillar and the LED tail lights simply look gorgeous. The interior is inspired from German cars having a layered dashboard with wood inserts and double stitching.
The new 3-spoke Honda steering looks very sporty, instrument cluster is all-digital having a wide display. The centre console houses a pretty neat looking 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Some key features include remote engine start, electric parking brake, electric and heated front seats.
The 2017 Honda CR-V gets a longer wheelbase for better legroom at the rear but still remains a 5-seater SUV. The biggest change is a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 190 BHP and 243 Nm of torque. It will also be offered with the current 2.4-litre petrol. If this is feasible for India, Honda will launch it soon.
2017 Honda CR-V
– Fifth generation Honda CR-V makes global debut
– New design language is sharper and sportier
– Interior comes with premium look and more features
– New 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine offered with new CR-V