Honda Seil Cars India Limited (HSCIL) unveiled its much anticipated action packed all new Honda CR-V in the Indian auto market way back in 2003. The crossover has set new standards of style and comfort in the SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) segment of cars. The mighty Honda CR-V has been a decent hit in the country with its exceptional next generation designing, powerful engine and vibrant interiors along with 2WD (2-Wheel Drive) and 4WD option. The Japanese car maker has always received positive response whenever it introduced any new vehicle in the world’s second largest auto market.
The all new Honda CR-V has been refined from time to time to be at par with its rivals. The vehicle was an instant success with its good looking fresh appearance and Honda’s own personalized features. The brawny machine is best suited for adventurous rides and tours with family and friends. The vehicle has got enough power to tackle worst hit terrains and emerge out as a winner. The soft roader is blessed with an array of safety and convenient features which makes your journey more delightful and safe.
Engine and Specifications
The crossover comes with two choices of engine. The 2WD is imparted with 2.0L i-VTEC engine which is capable of delivering an impressive power of 143 bhp and ultimate torque of 190 Nm and is mated with 6-speed manual transmission. The 4WD is fitted with a 2.4L i-VTEC engine which offers maximum power of 161 bhp and thumping torque of 218 Nm and is available with two gear-box options. These are 6-speed manual transmission and 5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control System.
Dynamic meets bold this best describes the exterior of the new Honda CR-V. The crossover is a mid sized SUV which is designed to appeal your senses. The aggressive front end comes with large headlamps, chromed radiator grille with Honda’s emblem neatly engraved and swoopy lines adding sportiness to the CR-V. Integrated air dam, deeply embedded fog lamps in the front bumper and large ORVM’s with indicators enthral the charm of the vehicle.
Honda CR-V is bestowed with finest interiors which are extremely relaxing and complements its ecstatic exterior. The use of beige colour graces the fabulous plush interiors along with dynamic dashboard. The comfortable interiors with all leather upholstery and Noise, Vibration and Harshness reduction (NVH) norms ensure soundless ambience is maintained. The CR-V is blessed with world class convenient features which set the car apart from its competitors.
Comfort and Convenience
The all new Honda CR-V is imparted with loads of comfortable and convenient features. These comprise of centre console with storage box for 12 CD cases, large-sized rear armrest with cupholders, map lights and ambient blue LED lighting, steering wheel with audio controls mounted, cruise control, accessory socket in the luggage area, external audio port (AUX) and accessory socket, conversation mirror, sunglass holder, vanity mirror with light, tilt and telescopic steering, 8-way power seat adjustment, 40:20:40 split seats, etc.
The soft roader from Honda is a high performer with its powerful i-VTEC engine. The all new Honda CR-V races from 0 to 100 kmph in just 10.33 seconds with its top speed being over 200 kmph. The use of Mcphersen Strut Front Suspension and Double wishbone rear suspension assure you of complete comfort irrespective of the outer hiccups. Excellent handling and braking along with the availability of cruise control furthers boosts CR-V’s performance with increased fuel efficiently.
The Honda CR-V is well equipped with active and passive safety features. The strong body build up is ready to take any severe impact head on. These include Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, 6 airbags, crash assist, etc.
The soft roader delivers an impressive mileage of 8.6 kmpl -9.1 kmpl in city and 11.3 kmpl – 12.4 kmpl on highways.
The all new Honda CR-V is tagged in the price bracket of Rs 22.64 lakh – Rs 24.88 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) depending on variants.
The compact SUV backs out on certain aspects. The CR-V is too pricey and the ride quality is also not one of the best. At this cost the absence of blue tooth function is a set back. The new Honda CR-V is available only in petrol variant so the diesel variant buyers are left with no choice but to go for some other vehicle. The overall body style is a debate, for some it’s good while others think contrary.