After triumphantly launching the new-gen CR-V in the UK last November, Honda is now all set to introduce its revamped SUV in India on February 12, 2013. The new CR-V will debut in petrol version and will be available in both two- and four-wheel drive options.
The new Honda SUV brings enhanced features and improved driving pleasure. Besides a tweaked power mill and an expected price tag of Rs. 28 lakh, the new car gets shorter by a few extra inches.
The new CR-V, just like its outgoing model, will be available in two engine options – a 2.0-litre petrol and 185bhp 2.4 litre petrol and will be mated to a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic gearbox. The smaller motor will be offered with a six-speed manual and a five-speed automatic. The 2.4 litre motor will come as an auto with Honda's ‘on-demand’ four-wheel drive system.
The CR-V 2.4 litre will come with paddle shifters. The top-end AVN variant gets an electric sunroof and a 6.1-inch multimedia information display. The rear view camera has been kept as standard across the range. The new CR-V also gets a button-activated Econ-mode for a more fuel efficient drive. Other standard features include steering wheel mounted audio controls, cruise control, leather seats, and one touch folding rear seats.
The new CR-V will be available in two styling packages. Besides chrome garnishes and scuff plates on the door sills, the Inspire package will come with a tailgate spoiler and sculpted running boards. The Elegance package gets a strong smattering of chrome and a distinctive honeycomb grille.