Eventually, after such a long time, the viewers are able to see a power plant on the Honda CR-V which everybody wanted to see for quite a long time. However if the sources are to be trusted, Honda will be zooming in he all new CR-V comprising a diesel engine sometime next year. The Honda CR-V will be stepping into its fifth generation and the Japanese automaker has also given a deep thought about making the India-spec model a seater, which will be very similar to the vehicle that is right now being sold in Thailand. With respect to aspects like styling and designing, the new CR-V’s fabrication is very much different to its antecedent.
The all new Honda CR-V also possesses an additional 41 mm wheelbase that has proved to be instrumental in improvising the shack space inside the SUV. Honda will once again continue to offer the 2.4-litre i-VTEC petrol motor which is capable of producing 190 HP and 226 Nm of torque. This motor is mated to an automatic gearbox. Though, Honda is offering a1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine on the CR-V, the good news is that the vehicle is capable of churning out 158 HP and 350 Nm of torque. The diesel engine will be teamed up with an all new ZF 9-speed automatic gearbox.
Honda will be narrowly fabricating this diesel engine in India which will be useful to them to price the CR-V competitively in the desi market. The company will also be providing 4-wheel drive as an option. The other interesting features comprise of the automatic shutter grille technology, a smart 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Car-Play 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 diesel engine’s stock as an additional addendum will help the Honda CR-V to have head on collision against its contenders like the Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan and the upcoming Jeep Compass.