2015 Honda CR-V facelift debuts in Thailand; India launch next year

Tuesday 04 November 2014, 11:27 AM by

Japanese car manufacturer, Honda has unveiled the 2015 ASEAN spec Honda CR-V in the Thailand market. The vehicle would also make its way to the Indian car market in 2015, and this time in diesel avatar too. The Thailand unveiling follows the global debut of European and American CR-Vs, which were unveiled in the last couple of months.

The ASEAN spec model looks largely resembles the American and European spec models, and the overall design too remains unchanged. However, the company has made some changes to meet the safety regulations to follow in ASEAN markets. The other changes include larger wing mirrors and newly formulated alloy wheels.

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2015 Honda CR-V facelift debuts in Thailand; India launch next year

Inside the cabin, the 2015 CR-V gets the same components offered on the European spec model. The features and layout of the cabin looks identical, and is equipped with advanced technological features. Under the bonnet is the same 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor that is capable of producing 155bhp and 190Nm of peak torque, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The more powerful variant gets a 2.4-litre motor which is coupled to a CVT gearbox.

The European spec model also gets new 1.6-litre diesel engine that produces 160PS and is mated to the ZF nine-speed AT. This engine is not available in other countries. The new CR-V would come to India in 2015, and is expected to be powered by the 1.6-litre diesel engine offering high fuel economy.

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