The new-gen Honda CR-V has finally made its India debut today at the Auto Expo 2018. This is the fifth-generation CR-V that has reached our shore and Honda Cars India will be launching the premium SUV by the end of the 2018-19 financial year. While the CR-V has been a popular choice among, premium SUV buyer, but the current model has now become dated which shows in the company's sales numbers. With the new-gen model, Honda aims to remain the CR-V old position and to make it an even sweeter deal, for the first time the SUV will also be introduced with Diesel powertrain. Honda believed this will strengthen CR-V's position in the SUV segment largely dominated by diesel variants.
Under the hood, the new Honda CR-V will get a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine which will unleash about 120 horses and will develop 300 Nm of peak torque. For those you want the petrol version, there's the choice of the naturally aspirated 2.4-litre, four-cylinder engine making 184 bhp. AWD is also on offer as an option like before. Speaking on the occasion Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO, Honda Cars India said, "The All-New CR-V with its diesel introduction will help us fortify our presence in upper segments".
Visually, the all-new 5th Generation Honda CR-V comes with bold and sophisticated new styling featuring LED headlights and tail lights, LED Daytime Running Lights, a sharp-lined front grille enhancing a stronger look, and new sporty-designed alloy wheels. The CR-V's cabin is also more spacious offers more comfort and comes with the option of third-row seating. The interior quality has also been kicked a notch up and comes with premium quality material for upholstery, panels and in-car controls.