Currently, on sale in India, the Honda CR-V has scored a commendable 5-Star crash test rating from EURO NCAP, joins the ranks of Jazz and Civic.
The latest iteration of the Honda CR-V, which was launched in India last year, has scored a commendable safety rating of 5-Stars in the recently conducted crash test by the Global NCAP. With this, the CR-V now joins the ranks of other Honda cars like the Jazz, Civic and the HR-V which too have scored similar 5-Star safety rating EURO NCAP.
In these tests, EURO NCAP has tested the European spec Honda CR-V. The same comes with additional safety features in comparison to the one which the India spec model comes with. These are part of Honda’s sensing suite which consists of active safety and driver assistive technology.
The Honda CR-V is based on Honda ACE (Advanced Combatibility Engineering) architecture. The Japanese automaker uses the same structure across its model range in India. additional safety features on the India-spec Honda CR-V include 6-airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, electronic stability program, tranction control, reverse parking sensors and a rear-view camera.
The Honda CR-V retails in India in a total of three different variants. All of these are top-spec trims with the only difference being the powertrain and drivetrain options. The one with the petrol 2WD variant is currently on sale at a price of INR 28.15 lakh. The diesel 2WD variant retails at a price of INR 30.65 lakh. While the diesel 4WD variant is currently available at a price of INR 32.75 lakh.
The petrol derivative of the Honda CR-V comes with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine. This unit is capable of churning out 154 BHP along with 189 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a CVT automatic transmission unit. The diesel derivative of the Honda CR-V comes with a 1.6-litre engine which is good for 120 BHP along with 300 Nm of peak torque. It comes in 2WD as well as 4WD options. Both of these are available with a 9-speed torque converter unit.