The Japanese carmaker, Honda has unveiled the 2017 MY iteration of its SUV CR-V at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show in the country. The SUV was launched in October last year and currently is available on sale across the globe.
At the Honda’s TMS 2017 booth, the evolved CR-V model on display is in its fifth generation. Dimensionally, measuring 4,571 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width and 1,657 mm (FWD)/1,667 mm (4WD) tall, latest Honda CR-V is based on the same platform as of the new Civic and Accord.
Under the hood, the fifth generation Honda CR-V is being offered in both diesel and petrol engines with a turbocharger for the first time. The revised 1.5-litre VTEC turbo mill is capable of generating 193 PS of maximum power and 243 Nm torque. While the 1.6-litre i-DTEC unit develops 160 PS and 350 Nm of torque. Other than this, 2.0- and 2.4-litre i-VTEC naturally aspirated petrol engines are also on options from the carmaker.
In addition to these, there are two more options including firsts-three-row seating option and hybrid powertrain option is also on offers that are being displayed at the continuing event. With these variants, the Honda CR-V will be able to compete with the Mazda CX-8 along with direct rival Mazda CX-5.
If the mechanicals of the hybrid variant is concerned, it comes with brand’s latest Sport Hybrid i-MMD two-motor system consisting a 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, an electric propulsion motor and an electric generator motor. Also, the front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive propelling layouts will also be offered with the 2018 Honda CR-V Hybrid.
The fifth-gen Honda CR-V will be available to purchase in Japan in 2018 as Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo confirmed.