The 2018 Honda CR-V is confirmed to launch in India within this fiscal year. Also, we can for sure that it will, for the first time in India, is going to come with a 120 BHP diesel engine.
The 2018 iteration of the Honda CR-V SUV is all set to launch in India by the end of the current fiscal year. Honda made the first official Indian debut of the latest iteration of the CR-V at this year’s Auto Expo. By design, the new CR-V looks very aggressive and equally stylish. Same can be said about the cabin of this vehicle as well. Being a Honda, we can expect this SUV to have a sturdy build quality. The current spec model is already on sale in various international markets, and there it comes with a decent portfolio of features and creature comforts. As before, the 2018 CR-V is going to launch in India with a petrol engine. But in order to meet the demand and stand tough amongst the competition, it will get a diesel engine in its model line-up as well.
2018 Honda CR-V Launch Date
Honda is yet to finalise a specific launch date for the new CR-V in India. However, it said at the Auto Expo that the seven-seater SUV will reach Indian Shores before the end of the 2018-19 fiscal.
2018 Honda CR-V Price
The Honda CR-V is a seven-seater premium SUV. This will put its price close to the mark of INR 30 Lakh. Honda is likely to keep variants to the minimum. As a result of this, the base petrol trim will cost around INR 27 Lakh. However, the top end diesel trim will cost INR 30 Lakh. Prices are ex-showroom.
2018 Honda CR-V Engine Specifications
As mentioned, the 2018iteration of the Honda CR-V is going to get a 1.6-litre diesel engine in its model line-up in India. This oil-burner is capable of producing 120 BHP of power along with 120 BHP of power along with 350 Nm of peak torque. It will come as standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Higher variants are going to get the option of a CVT automatic gearbox as well.
In addition to the diesel engine, the flagship SUV from Honda is also going to get a 2.4-litre petrol engine in its model line-up as well. This engine is capable of producing 154 BHP of power along with 190 Nm of peak torque. This engine is likely to come only with a 9-speed automatic gearbox with no manual option on offer.
2018 Honda CR-V Mileage
As mentioned before, the 2018 iteration of the Honda CR-V will retail in India with a choice of both petrol and diesel engine options. The 2.4-litre i-VTEC petrol engine is expected to give a mileage of 12-14 km/l. While the 1.6-litre diesel engine is likely to have a fuel-efficiency of 18-20 km/l.
2018 Honda CR-V Dimensions
Dimensionally, this flagship SUV from Honda is going to measure 4,596 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width and 1,679 mm in height. This SUV has a wheelbase of 2,660 mm. While the ground clearance stands at 198 mm. The CR-V boasts of a boot capacity of 967-litres.
2018 Honda CR-V Exterior and Interior
The new Honda CR-V’s exterior profile is quite similar to the previous generation model. This does not mean that the design looks outdated. Honda has made the design of the new CR-V very sharp and sleek. The nose of the car is quite aggressive, thanks to the sleeker headlamps and the thick chrome panel. On the inside, the CR-V feels very plush. High-quality materials are used and the seats designed to offer superior comfort.
2018 Honda CR-V Features
The new CR-V will offer features like a TFT LCD instrument cluster. The centre console features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers navigation facility Not only this, but it also comes with Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity. The SUV also offers automatic climate control, heated seats which are electrically adjustable among the others.
2018 Honda CR-V Competition
Due to its premium price tag, the CR-V will compete against the likes of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner.
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