Honda CR-V diesel India launch in 2018, will enter its fifth-generation avatar.
Finally, we get to see a powerplant on the Honda CR-V that we all wanted to see from a long time. Yes, if sources are to be believed, Honda will be driving in the all-new CR-V with a diesel engine sometime next year.
The Honda CR-V will be entering its fifth-generation and the Japanese automaker is planning on making the India-spec model a 7-seater, similar to the vehicle sold in Thailand. As far as styling and design are concerned, the new CR-V’s design is very different to its predecessor. The new Honda CR-V gets an additional 41 mm wheelbase that has helped improve cabin space inside the SUV.
The engines, well, Honda will continue to offer the 2.4-litre i-VTEC petrol motor that produces 190 HP and 226 Nm of torque. This motor comes paired to an automatic gearbox. However, the good news is that Honda for the first time will be offering a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine on the CR-V that produces 158 HP and 350 Nm of torque. The diesel engine will come paired to an all new ZF 9-speed automatic gearbox.
Honda will be locally manufacturing this diesel engine in India which will help them to price the CR-V competitively. Honda will also be offering 4-wheel drive as an option. Other features include automatic shutter grille technology, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, remote engine start, dual-zone climate control, heated wing mirrors, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and an electric parking brake.
The availability of a diesel engine will help the Honda CR-V to take the game straight to its rivals like the Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan and the upcoming Jeep Compass.
Honda CR-V Diesel India Launch
– Honda will be launching the fifth-generation CR-V sometime next year
– The India-spec CR-V will be a seven-seater SUV
– Big news is, Honda will be offering a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine on the CR-V
Source – AutocarIndia.com