Honda CR-V diesel arrives in India for homologation

Honda CR-V diesel arrives in India for homologation New Honda CR V
author image Nikhil Puthran
Thursday 18 August 2016, 17:18 PM

Japanese automaker Honda has shipped the diesel CR-V variant in India for research and development purpose. As per reports, the vehicle has been shipped from the United Kingdom on August 16, thereby indicating on its possible launch sometime soon. Post its launch, the diesel CR-V is expected to emerge as a strong competitor against the upcoming Tucson and the Jeep SUV in India.

As seen in reports, the diesel Honda CR-V which has been imported in the country is powered by a 1.6-litre unit. In the international market this engine is available in two tunes – 118bhp and 300Nm of torque, and 158bhp and 350Nm of torque. Though the power output figures for the India bound model is not known for now, we believe it might be the 118bhp variant which is expected to come mated to a six-speed manual transmission. To begin with, Honda might initially offer the diesel CR-V in two-wheel drive setup only.

More details on the feature aspect is not known for now, however we can expect the new variant to be loaded with all modern safety equipment. Though major design upgrades are not expected for now, the interiors might get a few additional premium upgrades. On the pricing aspect, we anticipate that the vehicle might be priced between Rs 25 -28 lakh. More details about the vehicle will be known in the coming days.

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