Rs 28.15 lakhs Worth New Honda CRV launched in India, Gets a diesel option for the first time

Honda unveiled its premium SUV, the fifth generation Honda CRV, today. The Japanese Automaker has also for the first time offered a diesel trim for the premium SUV. The standard petrol CRV starts from Rs 28.15 lakhs whereas the top-spec diesel trim carries a price tag of Rs 32.75 lakhs. Some of the key highlights from the launch include:

  • Five Seater Petrol variant.
  • Seven Seater Diesel variant.
  • Premium Comfort Features

In terms of exterior, the Honda CRV may not be an immediate attention grabber. But the new CRV comes with a host of new improvements and design element enough to make it desirable though. The next-gen Honda CRV imposes command and respect with increased dimensions. It now promises better leg room for one and all. Also, the increased Wheelbase makes room for larger boot space. Overall, Honda CRV may not be the

Honda CRV Side

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The cabin gets leather seats with wood, leather and metal accents further adding to the novel appeal. The dashboard now has a new 7” touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice controls. Premium Comfort Features include:

  • Two zone climate control.
  • USB charging ports at the rear.
  • Adjustable and Reclining Second-row seats with dedicated AC vents.
  • Pressure Adjustable Driver Seats.

The 5th Gen Honda CRV will be the first to have a diesel trim as part of its line up. It will be powered by all-new 1.6-liter diesel engine churning 120 PS power at 300 Nm torque. The diesel engine further comes mated to a new ZF 9 speed automatic gearbox. The petrol variant, on the other hand, gets powered by 2.0-liter i-VTEC petrol engine coupled to CVT automatic transmission. Honda claims a fuel efficiency of 14.4 km for the diesel trim stands. On Indian roads, the SUV will face Toyota Fortuner and the upcoming Mahindra XUV700.