Honda to offer CR-V with petrol engine only, diesel discontinued.
The fifth gen Honda CR-V was launched in India in October 2018. It was offered in both 1.6-litre diesel and 2.0-litre petrol engine options.
The Japanese carmaker introduced diesel engine for the first time in CR-V in India. Since launch, Honda sold 638 units of petrol and 975 units of diesel CR-V.
Even though Honda sold more diesel variants, they have decided to discontinue the oil burner in CR-V. Honda updated the petrol engine to meet BS6 emission norms. However, they have completely removed the diesel variant from their lineup.
What comes as a surprise is Honda’s statement that customers show natural preference for the petrol model. The company has decided to retain only the petrol variant of the CR-V.
As a result, it’s not just the omission of diesel powertrain. It is also the removal of AWD option and 7-seater layout. The petrol CR-V is only offered in front-wheel drive guise and 5-seater layout.
The 2.0-litre BS6 compliant petrol engine in the CR-V produces 154 PS at 6500 RPM and 189 Nm at 4300 RPM. This engine comes with a single CVT option.
Now that the CR-V diesel is gone, Honda plans to re-introduce diesel for the Civic with BS6 compliance. The launch is expected to happens soon after the production gets rolling post lockdown.
BS6 Honda CR-V Diesel
– Honda CR-V to continue with single petrol engine option only
– Despite more diesel sales, Honda has discontinued CR-V diesel
– Civic to get BS6 diesel update soon
Source – AutocarIndia.com