Video – India-bound 2015 Honda CR-V (facelift)
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One of the world’s best selling SUVs gets its midlife update.
Here is a short video of the refreshed 2015 Honda CR-V (American spec model), which will go on sale in India next year. The updated CR-V started sales in the U.S. this month, and European deliveries are slated to commence in early 2015.
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The front fascia of the new CR-V gets redesigned LED daytime running lights, the ‘Solid Wing Face’ grille, a new front bumper with a larger skidplate and new foglight enclosures.
The rear end of the SUV is given LED taillights, a chrome strip for the bootlid, a mildly tweaked registration plate enclosure and a new bumper with a larger skidplate.
Inside, Honda has given the CR-V a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and new features like a power tailgate and a 10-way electrically-adjustable driver seat.
Under the hood, the 2.4-liter i-VTEC petrol engine for the American market gets direct-injection technology to make 245 Nm of torque, up from 220 Nm (power output is the same), and is paired to a CVT. The top-end European model with the 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine gets a power boost and an optional 9-speed automatic transmission.
Expected Price: INR 20–25 lakhs, ex-Showroom (in India)
Launch date: 2015 in India