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The new Honda CR-V is ready for its Indian innings as the petrol soft roader is all set to be launched next week.

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While the fact that the CR-V, even its its brand new avatar, doesn’t offer a diesel engine for India comes as a bad news, the good news is that Honda has decided to assemble the car locally to arrive at a competitive price point. The earlier CR-V was imported as a CBU.

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The Honda CR-V will be available with a 156PS 2.0 litre and a 190PS 2.4 litre petrol engines in four variants – 2.0 MT, 2.0 AT, 2.4 AT and 2.4 AT with AVN (Audio, Visual and Navigation package).

The base 2.0 MT comes with 2WD, 17″ alloys, fog lamps, 6 airbags, audio system with USB and iPod connectivity, and independent dual zone automatic climate control. The 2.0 AT gets all of the above along with a 5-speed auto gearbox, hill start assist and foot type parking brake.

2012 Honda CR-V side profileThe 2.4 AT gets Real Time 4WD, sunroof, HID headlamps with washer, paddle shifters, chrome door handles. The top-end 2.4 AT with VPN additionally gets a 6.1″ touchscreen multimedia infotainment which includes CD/DVD players, Bluetooth and hands-free telephone connectivity, navigation and reverse parking camera.

The CR-V can be accessorized with two different sets of body kits namely the Inspire package and Elegance package. The Inspire package includes a chrome door visor, tail gate spoiler, side running board, side step garnish and a ‘Finisher’ exhaust pipe.

The Elegance package includes chrome garnish on front grill, fog lamp enclosures, doors and tail gate. The ‘Finisher’ exhaust pipe and side step garnish are also offered as a part of Elegance package.

The Honda CR-V will be launched on February 12 with prices expected to start in the vicinity of Rs. 20 lakhs.

[Source: Gaadi.com]

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