To clear stocks of current generation CR-V, Honda is offering cash discount of Rs. 1.5 lakh and additional Rs. 50,000 by dealers
Honda officially introduced current generation CR-V in 2014 and the soft-roader SUV is not selling well as it is only available with petrol engines, but the segment prefers diesel powered models as they offer good efficiency. The Japanese manufacturer is going to introduce next generation CR-V in October.
To clear stocks of current generation model, Honda is offering cash discount of Rs. 1.5 lakh and additional Rs. 50,000 by dealers – the offer is only available for existing stock. The CR-V is now priced at Rs. 22.89 Lakh for the entry level model and Rs. 25.18 lakh (both prices, Ex-Showroom) for the top end model
The current generation CR-V is powered by two petrol engine options as the entry level model get 2.0 L i-VTEC engine with 154 hp of power at 6,500 rpm and 190 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. The 2.4 L i-VTEC unit puts out 187 hp at 7,000 rpm and 226 Nm at 4,400 rpm. Both these engines are mated to 5 speed automatic gearbox.
The entry level model with 2.0 L engine is only available with front wheel drive configuration and four wheel drive system is standard on 2.4 L variant. The new generation CR-V made its India debut at 2018 Auto Expo and for the first time CR-V will come with diesel engine. Honda is expecting new CR-V to rack up good numbers.
The 1.6 L i-DTEC engine produces 120 hp and 300 Nm, this engine will be mated to new 9 speed automatic transmission, which is expected to deliver good fuel efficiency. The petrol engines are also revised as the Japanese manufacturer replaced 2.0 L i-VTEC engine with smaller 1.8 L unit for better mileage and 2.4 L engine is carried over from current model.
The new generation Honda CR-V also comes with 7 seater configuration and it could help the soft-roader to attract more customers. Honda will pack CR-V with lots of features like LED headlamp, touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, leather seats, sunroof, cruise control and more. Honda CR-V competes against Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.