Honda Cars India Ltd will officially begin its innings in the new year this month, with the launch of all-new CR-V that is slated to get underway on 12th of February. And as we ready ourselves to take a drive in the new Honda CR-V, we now present to you all the specs and technical details of the new model – except for the pricing, which shall only be announced by the company on the day of the model's scheduled launch.
The 2013 Honda CR-V, like we mentioned a number of times on this site, will be offered only in petrol guise. Anyhow, there are a total of four petrol variants on offer – 2.0L MT, 2.0L AT, 2.4L AT and 2.4L with AVN (Audio/Video/Navigation.) The 2.0-litre petrol unit produces 156 PS of max power and 190 Nm of peak torque with a fuel economy of 13.7 kmpl. The 2.4-litre petrol unit produces 190 PS of max power and 226 Nm of peak torque with a fuel economy of 12 kmpl. Both engines are mated to a 5-Speed automatic transmission, while the 2.0L MT unit can be had with a 6-Speed manual tranny as an option. The 2.4-litre petrol variants run the 4WD (Four Wheel Drive) system, while the 2.0-litre variants have a FWD (Front Wheel Drive) configuration. All automatic variants will come with paddle shifters.
Furthermore, the fourth-generation CR-V has implemented low friction bearings and electric power steering, which contributes towards better fuel economy. There is also an ECON mode in the model, which when activated uses a more sober tune for the air conditioning, engine and transmission to achieve optimum fuel economy.
Feature wise, there is an integrated 6-speakers Audio with CD, USB and iPod connectivity, while the top-end variant comes with a 6.1-inch touchscreen System which is compatible with video and satellite navigation. There is also an Electric Sun Roof, Cruise Control, Driver Seat Adjustment, Steering Adjustment and Dual-Zone AC. Safety features include Rear View Camera, ABS with EBD, Hill Start Assist, Parking Brake, which comes as standard and six dual-SRS airbags.
To enhance the cosmetic appeal of the CR-V, Honda has charted out two accessory packages – Inspire Style Package and Elegance Style Package. The Urban Inspire Style Package will add a dash of chrome on the visor, garnish the side-step and exhaust pipe and will feature a tail gate spoiler and a running board. The Elegance Style Package, on the other hand will feature a tweaked front grille and a chrome fog light in addition to the chromed exhaust pipe, side-step and tail-gate.
A total of five exterior colours options are being offered – Carnelian Red Pearl, Sparking Brown Metallic, Urban Titanium Metallic, Taffeta White and Alabaster Silver Metallic.
Lastly, the pricing of the Honda CR-V has still been kept under wraps. As we reported earlier, the new model will be locally assembled at the manufacturing facility in Noida, as opposed to the current generation of CR-Vs, which are being imported into the country from Japan as a Completely Built Unit. However, do not expect the pricing to be significantly lower than the out=going model, since the new CR-V has a lot more to offer as a package.
Stay tuned to OnCars, as we bring to you all the latest updates on the 2013 Honda CR-V.