2017 Honda CR-V engine lineup leaked in memo to American dealers

Posted on: Sep 24, 2016 - 12:15am IST

Will offer an option between a 2.4 VTEC or 1.5 Turbo VTEC.

According to a member of forum page Temple of VTEC, Honda has begun the allocation process of the next generation Honda CR-V, and have revealed in a memo to dealerships in the USA that the engine options available at launch will be 2.4L N/A VTEC and 1.5L Turbo VTEC.

Next-gen 2017 Honda CR-V Rendering
Spyshots of test mules reveal that the next-gen 2017 Honda CR-V will undergo an evolutionary redesign.

It was earlier speculated that the 1.5-litre turbo VTEC engine would replace the 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine, but the memo disagrees, and both engines make the cut. In the new Civic, the 1.5 Turbo engine makes 173 hp and 220 Nm of torque, paired with an Earthdreams CVT.

Spyshots of test mules have revealed that the next-gen 2017 Honda CR-V will undergo an evolutionary redesign, incorporating touches from the tenth-gen Honda Civic. The front-end features a Civic-inspired fascia, while the rear-end gets new L-shaped tail lamps. It also sources the modular platform from the tenth-gen Honda Civic.

2017 Honda CR-V rear rendering
The new CR-V is underpinned by a modular platform sourced from the tenth-gen Honda Civic.

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The 2017 Honda CR-V is expected to arrive in India in the second half of 2017. Reports suggest that it will be manufactured at 65 percent localization.

2017 Honda CR-V – Image Gallery

[Source: Temple of VTEC]

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