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Apr 09, 2013

Fourth Generation Honda CR-V with Sedan-like Driving Comfort

image Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, launched the 4thgeneration Honda CR-Vin India. The all new CR-V will be assembled in India for the first time at HCIL's manufacturing facility in Greater Noida, UP.
Long established as the benchmark vehicle in its class in terms of quality, refinement and popularity, the all new Honda CR-V offers more dynamic and sophisticated appearance while contributing to higher fuel efficiency and boasts of amazing interior versatility. 

The interior of the all-new Honda CR-V aims to redefine the segment with a sedan-like driving comfort, reduced noise levels, a host of new and class leading features, convenient integration with personal technology, versatile cargo storage and high-quality materials. The new model offers a more spacious interior layout. The all new premium Dual Tone SiennaBeige Interiorswith leather upholsterymake the inside of Honda CR-V comforting and a class apart.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Hironori Kanayama, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd., said “With the launch of the fourth generation CR-V, we once again affirm our commitment to bring the latest from the global Honda portfolio to our customers in India. It is a matter of great pride for us at HCIL to assemble the CR-V in India for the first time.” He also added, “The all new CR-V offers driving comfort and efficiency of a sedan, and the confident and powerful stance of an SUV and will appeal to both SUV and premium sedan buyers.” 

The All New CR-V will be available in two engine options, the lightweight and fuel efficient 2.0L SOHC i-VTEC engine with 2WD and the more powerful 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC engine with Honda’s original REALTIMETM 4WD.

Improvements to the All New CR-V’s 2.0L engine offers max power output of 156PS@6500pm (+13PS as compared to outgoing model) and 190Nm  of torque @4300rpm. Similarly, the 2.4L engine contributes to max power of 190 PS @ 7000 rpm (+29PS as compared to outgoing model) and 226 Nm of torque @ 4400 rpm. Both 2.0L and 2.4L engines realize impressive fuel efficiency of 13.7 km/l and 12 km/l respectively as per test results of Rule 115 of CMVR.

The 4th Generation CR-V has completely redesigned exterior and the body design is more aerodynamically efficient due to many refinements.The new model takes on a more aggressive SUV stance with deeper sculpting of the body lines and a bolder front fascia, highlighted by a premium sporty chrome grille and sleek, wrap around HID projector headlamps with washer. The aerodynamic design is carried to the rear and the rear glass has been sculpted to look as wide as possible. The vertical rear combination lamp comes with a new theme for the 4th Generation CR-V with a more three-dimensional style that augments the design and aerodynamics of the vehicle. The all new CR-V sports a shark fin antenna that further accentuates the aero form.

 The new large 10-spoke 17 – inch alloy wheels and bold fender flares emphasize the vehicle’s dynamic presence and capability. 

At 4545 mm long, 1820 mm wide, 1685 mm tall and with a wheelbase at 2620 mm, the new CR-V offers a highly efficient proportion of space which is in line with Honda’s Man Maximum, Machine Minimum concept. 

The All New CR-V will be available in 5 colors – Carnelian Red Pearl, Sparkling Brown Metallic, Urban Titanium Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Taffeta White.Two new accessory packages Elegance and Inspire would be offered in the All New CR-V. 

The prices of new Honda CR-V (ex showroom Delhi) are:            
2.4L AT with Audio Video Navigation         : 23.85 lakhs
2.4 L AT                                    : 22.40 lakhs
2.0L AT                                     : 20.85 lakhs
2.0L MT                                     : 19.95 lakhs