The CR-V, is one of the smallest and most compact SUV‘s produced by Japanese automobile company Honda. It is considered to be one of the most versatile, practical and highly functional SUV’s that has something to offer to every customer. Whether it is used for routine transportation or for weekend excursions and other special drives, over the years Honda CR-V has proven that it is the ideal car for all purposes and tasks.
The car was first introduced in the global markets in 1997. This was despite the fact that the car had already been introduced in the Japanese car market in 1995 and was a great success. The SUV has since then undergone numerous changes and face lifts.
The Indian consumers were devoid of the experience of driving this great car until 2003, when it finally began to be imported into India. The trend ended only after the launch of the fourth generation model in 2013. It was then that Honda Motors decided to assemble the latest model locally, which has brought down the price of this extremely popular vehicle by significant margins.
The Honda CR-V comes with two engine choices, namely the 2.0l two wheel drive I-VTEC and 2.4l real time four wheel drive engine. The former provides a power of 143 Bhp at 7000 rpm and a toque of 226Nm at 44rpm. The later is designed to produce a power of 161Bhp at 6500 rpm and a torque of 190 Nm at 4300rpm. Both engines have four cylinders and offer a displacement of 1997 and 2354 respectively. To ensure high driving performance and good fuel efficiency, the SUV provides a 6-speed manual transmission and a 5 –speed automatic transmission gear box that has a paddle shift for manual control. The mileage offered by the 2.0i is a lot better at 13.7kmpl than that of 2.4l which offers an average of 12kmpl.
The exterior of Honda CR- V is designed to give it a bold car like look that is not only firm but reliable as well. The latest model of the SUV features a three bar grille, along with halogen headlamps with in-built washers and four bulbs, which gradually blend into the grille. This enhances the symmetrical sporty look of the SUV. The rear end gets a new look with its new elongated tail lights. However, the best feature of new Honda CR-V is its electronically operated sun roof which not only provides a mesmerizing look of the skies above but also makes room for natural light to fill the insides of the car. Then there are the body colored side rear view mirrors which come fitted with turn indicators auto retraceable feature. Each of the ten spoke 17” alloy wheels is designed to provide better road grip especially on hilly and slippery roads.
The interior of Honda CR-V is designed to provide comfort, space and style to the driver as well as the passengers. The interiors are packed with all the luxury features including rear AC vents and a well illuminated vanity mirror. In addition, the tilt and telescopic steering wheel is designed to ensure better control. The instrument cluster is fitted with an eco assist system, besides which there is an independent dual zone AC, rear camera and hands free telephone display system. The SUV comes fitted with an advanced audio system featuring CD player with Aux-in, USB port and response display. For easy accessibility, the audio controls are placed on the steering wheel itself so as to cause minimum diversion while driving. The most important feature of Honda CR-V is the ample space provided for maximum comfort. The car has a double glove compartment along with separate spaces for holding sun glasses, multiple CD cases, cup holders and an enormous boot space. In addition, the driver seat can be power adjusted in 8 different ways besides which it also comes with lumbar support.
The all new Honda CR-V offers confirms to the highest standards of safety and provides 6 SRS airbags, along with curtain and dual front airbags. The car also comes fitted with the latest technology of motion adaptive EPS that works in combination with vehicle stability assist to ensure proper steering control. The vehicle also offers a hill start assist to prevent the SUV from sliding down the inclines.
The car is available in five vibrant colors which include Carnelian Red Pearl, Sparking Brown Metallic, Urban Titanium Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Taffeta White. The ex-showroom price of Honda CR- V ranges between 20.50 lakhs to 27.00 lakhs.