Launched in Thailand at THB 1,399,000.
Honda Thailand has launched the all new 2017 Honda CR-V, which brings a host of new changes. The highlights are the option of third-row seating and a 160 hp 1.6L i-DTEC turbodiesel engine. The Thai-made CR-V 7-seater made its motor show debut at the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show.
The Honda CR-V was launched in both petrol and diesel variants spread across two grades: E and EL, and prices range between THB 1,399,000 to THB 1,699,000 (INR 26.4 Lakhs - INR 32.1 Lakhs). The petrol variant is powered by the familiar 2.4L i-VTEC N/A petrol engine paired with a CVT, which produces 175 hp and 225 Nm of torque. The diesel variant packs the 1.6L i-DTEC turbodiesel engine mated to a 9-speed automatic, delivering 160 hp and 350 Nm of torque.
The Thai-spec 2017 Honda CR-V comes with the option of third-row seating for the first time, which is not available in the model sold globally. Also unique to the Thai-made Honda CR-V is the Honda NSX-inspired buttons for the automatic transmission (diesel variant only). It has an all black interior contrasted by silver and wood garnish, a TFT unit similar to the Honda Civic, and the centre console houses a 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both driver and front passenger have power adjustable seats.
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The exterior is more or less identical to the model sold in the U.S. The new CR-V is 5 mm longer, 35 mm wider, 39 mm higher and has a 40 mm longer wheelbase, measuring 4,587 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width, 1,689 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,660 mm. Depending on the variant (2WD or AWD), the ground clearance ranges between 198-208 mm.
Expect the new CR-V in India in the second half of the year.