The 2018 Honda CR-V has made its Indian debut at Auto Expo 2018. Honda has confirmed that it will launch the redesigned model in India in FY 2018-19.
The fifth-gen Honda CR-V features an evolutionary design and is slightly longer, wider and taller than its predecessor. It is based on the same platform as the tenth-gen Honda Civic, which is another India-bound model. Honda offers it with both naturally aspirated and turbocharged petrol engines as well as a turbocharged diesel engine internationally.
In India, Honda will offer the 2018 Honda CR-V with a 2.0-litre i-VTEC naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 2.4-litre i-VTEC naturally aspirated petrol engine and, for the first time, a 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbocharged diesel engine. The company is likely to offer an AWD system on higher trims to ensure the basic configurations come at competitive prices. It has ruled out the 1.5 L VTEC Turbo turbocharged petrol engine for India because of its expensive nature.
LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights, shark fin antenna, dual-zone climate control, power front seats, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and Apple CarPlay, electric parking brake with auto hold function, multi-angle rearview camera and six airbags are a few of the expected main features of the Indian-spec 2018 Honda CR-V.
The 2018 Honda CR-V’s market launch is said to take place by August this year, with prices starting at around INR 23 lakh (ex-showroom).