India-bound Honda CR-V facelift – Motorshow Focus
Posted on: Jan 1, 2016 - 11:15am IST
Now exudes a more aggressive and bold look.
The Honda CR-V facelift has been showcased at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The updated CR-V is expected to launch in India this year.
On the outside, the face gets the ‘Solid Wing Face’ grille flanked by redesigned halogen headlights with angular LED DRLs. A re-profiled front bumper is also seen with chrome housings for the foglamps. The lateral view reveals 18-inch five-spoke alloys with aero design, prominent wheel arches, distinct shoulder line and roof rails. Moving to the rear, the extended taillights merge with the roof-mounted spoiler at the top which is also embedded with an LED brake light. The tailgate has also been redesigned and a chrome applique now connects the taillights.
The interior does not get as extensively modified as the exterior. Though, it gets features like an updated 7-inch touchscreen for the Honda Connect infotainment system, three-angle reverse parking camera, lane-assist system and 8-way electrically-adjustable driver’s seat.
In European markets the CR-V facelift comes with a choice of one petrol and diesel engine. These are a 2.0-liter i-VTEC inline four petrol producing 155 PS and 192 Nm of torque, with the other being a 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel unit churning out 160 PS and 350 Nm of peak torque. Gearbox options vary between a 6-speed manual, 5-speed automatic and also a 9-speed automatic – which is only for the top-end diesel trim. The SUV can be optioned in either two- or four-wheel drive configuration as well.