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The fifth generation of CR-V made its India debut at 2018 Auto Expo and the company is going to reveal price in October, getting 1.6L diesel engine too for the first time

Honda is going to launch the fifth generation of CR-V in India on October 9th. The new CR-V made its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo and the previous generation CR-V was popular among customers, but sales were low because it was available only with petrol engines.

For the first time, Honda will introduce CR-V with a diesel engine in India market. The CR-V will be powered by new 1.6 L i-DTEC engine from Honda’s Earth Dream series and it produces 120 hp of power and 300 Nm of torque, which is low compared to competitors as the company has decided to introduce single turbo variant in India.

The twin turbo model produces more power and torque, but it will increase cost for the company and price might go up by more than 1.5 lakh. The diesel engine will be mated to a new 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters as standard along with the optional all-wheel-drive system.

The petrol engine is a new 2.0 L i-VTEC unit producing 154 hp of power and 189 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to new CVT automatic transmission and power will be sent to front wheels as Honda won’t offer the all-wheel-drive system with the petrol model. The CR-V won’t be available with a manual transmission in India.

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The new CR-V is longer, wider and taller than the outgoing model and the company has given third-row seating also, even though it comes at the expense of boot space. Honda has given an evolutionary design theme for new generation CR-V as front get chrome finished front grille with honeycomb finish and new LED headlamps.

The bumper also gets a new design along with new LED DRLs and scuff plate at the front for SUV look. The interior gets a new 7-inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual zone climate control, power driver seat, digital instrument cluster and more. Honda is expected to price new CR-V aggressively.

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