IAB Report – India-bound 2015 Honda CR-V (facelift) ASEAN spec revealed [Video]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2014 - 10:54am IST

Does without direct-injection.

Following the announcements of the American and European versions of the Honda CR-V facelift, the ASEAN version (which is the one India will get next year) was announced in Thailand recently.

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Design wise, the ASEAN version is similar to the American model. The headlights get a mild redesign and come with integrated LED daytime running lights, the grille is updated to the “Solid Wing Face” look and the front bumper is all-new and gets redesigned foglight enclosures. The American model, due to local regulations, gets a slightly different bumper design.

The rear, much like the American model, gets a new chrome strip and a slightly revised tailgate. Inside, the ASEAN model gains features like a three-angle reverse camera, a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with HDMI input and a lane watch system.

2015 Honda CR-V ASEAN interior
A new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is seen inside the car.

The CR-V in Thailand is offered with two engines – a 2.0- and a 2.4-liter – much like the Indian model. Both these engines carry on unchanged in the ASEAN version, while the American model saw the introduction of direct-injection technology for the more powerful 2.4L variant.

However, the 2.4L engine of the ASEAN CR-V is now paired to a CVT gearbox, ditching the 5-speed automatic transmission seen on the current model.

Also read: Honda Grace (City) Sport Hybrid announced for Japan

The CR-V in India can be termed a niche offering as it is the only petrol-powered SUV in its class. Yet, it manages to see monthly sales of about 70 units on an average.

Expected Price: INR 20–25 lakhs, ex-Showroom (in India)
Launch date: 2015 in India

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One thought on “IAB Report – India-bound 2015 Honda CR-V (facelift) ASEAN spec revealed [Video]

  1. Ganesh ram says:

    It has become a Habit of Car makers to hike Price in January of each year citing Increase in input costs but ask for Discount from Suppliers and Give a balancesheet announcing Increase in profit.
    Its absolute White Collar Criminality.Absolute Cheating
    They take Excise sops from Govt , just show that they are reducing price , but in reality they dont Pass on the Benifit to Customers.
    Now too many Car models Chasing too few people. thats the reason for New Launches.
    None of the Indian cars are Safe.
    I also blame consumers for Choosing Asthetics over SAFETY.
    Govt shouls Make it mandatory for all Cars to be fitted with Dual AirBags, ABS+EBD+BA and TPM as Standard fitment and Itshould be Implemented ASAP wit a Min 3 Star NCAP Rating.
    The Biggest Killers are the Automobile Industry.
    All Car Manufacturers areTaking the Consumers for a “GREAT RIDE”
    We need atlease one RALPH NADER person to take on the might of the Auto industry.
    But for Mr Ralph Nader the BIG 3 American car manufacturers were Cheating the Customers and they fell in line.
    Hope Car manufacturers stop cheating the buyers

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