Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd February 2013, 16:45   #166
Senior - BHPian
 
deehunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,052
Thanked: 769 Times
Default Re: Surprise: Honda testing 2013 CR-V in India *EDIT* Now launched from 19.95 Lakhs

The black plate which you find near fuel valve contains the installer information thats the clue, I have not seen this plate on new Wagon-R, but is it same for other Maruti CNG vehicles. Please share this information.
deehunk is offline  
Old 22nd February 2013, 19:21   #167
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,453
Thanked: 955 Times
Default Re: Surprise: Honda testing 2013 CR-V in India *EDIT* Now launched from 19.95 Lakhs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fullrevs View Post
I am really looking forward to test driving the new CRV. I have been using the prev gen (currently selling before the facelift) 2.4L model for 3.5 years now. I love the car but it does have its constraints.
I hope the following have been rectified in the new model:
...

2. The gearbox in the prev CRV was the reason why many called the Auto transmission a slushbox. Was not smooth at all and the jerks on every upshift was compromising performance. The D3 button was a nice party trick and does help in while braking from high speeds. Also useful for a quick overtake. Overall though, a very disappointing gearbox.
...

4. A dud between 2000 and 3000rpm but its not that long before it goes past 3000rpm and the car is accelerating aggressively forward. I hope the added 20BHP and torque will keep it rev happy always.
5. Cost of parts are very high and barely available in stock with the dealerships. Including glass for the side view mirrors.
6. Its ability to function somewhat decently off-road. Soft suspension leads the car to sag in the rear when the boot is filled with luggage. Does keep the nose up. Ive read that the suspension platform is shared with the Civic. Why not the accord?!

What I hope it retains:
1. The 2.4L CRV had mindblowing "off the block" pace. Climb a speed breaker and start acceleration, ive matched up to many german sedans including the likes of 5-series and the A6. This lasts up until u shift from 2nd to 3rd. After that the others start to get ahead. Nevertheless, it can match up to most if not any car produced in india in terms of mere "pick-up". Easily climbs upto 170km/hr on the highway without a sweat. Ive managed to sneak into 190 km/hr.
Wow, that's very candid and informative review of the vehicle.
What one feels about the vehicle after years of usage across various terrains and situations is far more important than the test drive and first drive reports.

Cheers!
anandpadhye is offline  
Old 24th February 2013, 22:43   #168
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Delhi
Posts: 107
Thanked: 45 Times
Default Re: Surprise: Honda testing 2013 CR-V in India *EDIT* Now launched from 19.95 Lakhs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Axe77 View Post
Lol. It is after all "The Dahli". This is pure conjecture but not surprised if some of these chaps have picked up second hand cars at half the price, then converting to CNG to ensure running cost is within budget. All of this to make sure they're getting off from a bigger car than their neighbours.

No offence to any Delhi lovers - just in the lighter vein. I've spent many many years in both these cities and they're both home to me.
Sorry mods for OT -
Again the flame game - I don't blame the city. It is the people that make it. The most subscribed CNG retro-fitment thread is of @frankmehta and his CIVIC from amchi Mumbai. Pre-worshipped, now pampered, ICE upgrade with CNG retro'ed. Beautiful.

And I also don't blame CNG. It is actually fear of the unknown that makes petrolheads bash alternate fuels. The retrofitted car can always run on petrol for a marginal 50-60 kg increase in laden weight.

CNG'd fellows also are also the FIRST ones to offer a lift home, a drive-around, a drink here-and-there, a night-out (they figure pumps are anyways empty & queueless at night). They make great buddies
spinfreak is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 26th February 2013, 08:34   #169
Senior - BHPian
 
mayankjha1806's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: BLR/Gurgaon
Posts: 2,133
Thanked: 820 Times
Default Re: Surprise: Honda testing 2013 CR-V in India *EDIT* Now launched from 19.95 Lakhs

Did anyone checked out what are Bangalore OTR prices, This Saturday i need to give my Civic for servicing and possibly then i would would take a look at this car.

The way i see it, if its offering me similar or same features as compared to Fortuner with 3-4L less then why not. At the moment the only thing that looks an eye sore is lack of third row and low GC.

Someone spoke about Q3, maybe i will take a look at that too, is the spec sheet similar to CRV?
mayankjha1806 is offline  
Old 26th February 2013, 09:10   #170
Team-BHP Support
 
Vid6639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,471
Thanked: 19,384 Times
Default Re: Surprise: Honda testing 2013 CR-V in India *EDIT* Now launched from 19.95 Lakhs

Quote:
Originally Posted by mayankjha1806 View Post
Did anyone checked out what are Bangalore OTR prices, This Saturday i need to give my Civic for servicing and possibly then i would would take a look at this car.

The way i see it, if its offering me similar or same features as compared to Fortuner with 3-4L less then why not. At the moment the only thing that looks an eye sore is lack of third row and low GC.
25.45 for 2.0L MT and 26.58 for the 2.0L AT. It's 1.5 lakhs lesser than the Fortuner 2WD MT and AT respectively.

Quote:
Someone spoke about Q3, maybe i will take a look at that too, is the spec sheet similar to CRV?
The Q3 ex-showroom is 27.4L which is 7L above the CR-V 2.0MT. Which means on-road will be around 33-34L.
Vid6639 is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 26th February 2013, 09:16   #171
Senior - BHPian
 
agambhandari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Delhi,Ludhiana
Posts: 1,183
Thanked: 900 Times
Default

Have the test drives started yet? The Local dealer has the car on display but has no idea about test drive dates.
agambhandari is offline  
Old 26th February 2013, 15:43   #172
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Baroda
Posts: 176
Thanked: 85 Times
Default Re: Surprise: Honda testing 2013 CR-V in India *EDIT* Now launched from 19.95 Lakhs

Quote:
Originally Posted by agambhandari View Post
Have the test drives started yet? The Local dealer has the car on display but has no idea about test drive dates.
Ditto in my city too. Not a single vehicle is available for a look or TD. The sales guy promised me one by Feb end which has now become 1st week of March. Hope they get a vehicle soon at the dealership in my city lest tentative bookings get cancelled!
abs182 is offline  
Old 26th February 2013, 16:03   #173
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cochin
Posts: 694
Thanked: 2,013 Times
Default Re: Surprise: Honda testing 2013 CR-V in India *EDIT* Now launched from 19.95 Lakhs

Quote:
Originally Posted by agambhandari View Post
Have the test drives started yet? The Local dealer has the car on display but has no idea about test drive dates.
Quote:
Originally Posted by abs182 View Post
Ditto in my city too. Not a single vehicle is available for a look or TD. The sales guy promised me one by Feb end which has now become 1st week of March. Hope they get a vehicle soon at the dealership in my city lest tentative bookings get cancelled!
Deliveries have started in Bangalore. Saw a couple of em on the road over the last one week.
speed kills is offline  
Old 26th February 2013, 17:38   #174
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: -
Posts: 861
Thanked: 1,002 Times
Default

Looks like deliveries have started full swing in Chennai too! Saw the all new one in white outside Citi Centre today. Looks light years ahead of the old one and definitely one of the best looking urban SUVs around.

I would buy one in a flash if it came with a diesel and 7 seats!
swiftdiesel is offline  
Old 26th February 2013, 20:34   #175
BHPian
 
rahul016's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Dehradun
Posts: 106
Thanked: 10 Times
Default Re: Surprise: Honda testing 2013 CR-V in India *EDIT* Now launched from 19.95 Lakhs

I test drove the New CR-V 2.0 Manual. Overall the car is smooth but there are certain things I didn't like in this version.
1. The engine is a bit loud.
2. The NVH levels are very high. You hear a lot of road noise as well as engine growl.
3. The rear seats are not at all comfortable. The under thigh support is not good. My friend is 5.6 and he was not feeling comfortable at all. The seats recline a bit but still doesn't add to comfort. Even the front seats are average.
4. The doors of the car does not feel as solid and heavy as other cars in this segment. Not expecting German quality but still they should have worked on sheet metal quality.

Rest the vehicle is good. The gear box is very slick.
rahul016 is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 1st March 2013, 12:34   #176
Team-BHP Support
 
Vid6639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,471
Thanked: 19,384 Times
Default Re: Surprise: Honda testing 2013 CR-V in India *EDIT* Now launched from 19.95 Lakhs

Thanks to the very poor 170mm ground clearance of the CR-V, it is not classified as a SUV by the new Govt. classification. Either Honda knew this and put the figure of 170mm or they were just plain lucky and skimmed in by a whisker.

What's even more strange is that Times of India has mentioned that Civic will now be a SUV but they did not mention the CR-V anywhere.

The Civic and CR-V have the same ground clearance of 170mm
Vid6639 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 1st March 2013, 19:14   #177
Senior - BHPian
 
agambhandari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Delhi,Ludhiana
Posts: 1,183
Thanked: 900 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vid6639 View Post
Thanks to the very poor 170mm ground clearance of the CR-V, it is not classified as a SUV by the new Govt. classification. Either Honda knew this and put the figure of 170mm or they were just plain lucky and skimmed in by a whisker.

What's even more strange is that Times of India has mentioned that Civic will now be a SUV but they did not mention the CR-V anywhere.

The Civic and CR-V have the same ground clearance of 170mm
Finally something good due to CR-V 's poor ground clearance!!
But the Civic's higher on paper ground clearance is just another case of weird measurements.

As i had earlier stated in a post, a Lancer is higher off the ground than a tavera!!
Also a City is higher above the ground than a CR-V!!
agambhandari is offline  
Old 2nd March 2013, 17:34   #178
Senior - BHPian
 
mayankjha1806's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: BLR/Gurgaon
Posts: 2,133
Thanked: 820 Times
Default Re: Surprise: Honda testing 2013 CR-V in India *EDIT* Now launched from 19.95 Lakhs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vid6639 View Post
25.45 for 2.0L MT and 26.58 for the 2.0L AT. It's 1.5 lakhs lesser than the Fortuner 2WD MT and AT respectively.
Just checked the Autocar the 2.4 AWD version will cross 30L, which is sad. Outlander at 25L, Fortuner at 28L.

In comparison XUV and Storme at ~18, and Rexton at about 24.5.

So many options but i still feel we are missing a serious competition to the Fortuner.
mayankjha1806 is offline  
Old 5th March 2013, 13:31   #179
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,356
Thanked: 815 Times
Default Re: Surprise: Honda testing 2013 CR-V in India *EDIT* Now launched from 19.95 Lakhs

Had given my CRV to the service station and spent a lot of time with the new CRV which was on display. No TD was available but Ive got my name registered for the 2.4 AWD TD. The model on display was a white 2.0 Litre Manual transmission CRV.

Overall, the car is a huge improvement from what I've got. The dashboard and in general the cockpit seems very well laid out. Fit and finish looks good. I was a bit apprehensive about the driver position which seemed a bit too high for my liking despite lowering the electric adjustment all the way to the bottom. The steering had a very good meaty feeling to it and has shrunk in diameter compared to the one they gave me in my CRV. Buttons have a good feel to it and the overall layout is very contemporary in true Honda fashion.

The rear seat thigh support as a fellow TBHP member has noted, has been poor in the previous gen CRV's too. You feel like you could fall off the car as the bolstering doesnt seem enough. The front seats however are a class apart. Excellent back and under thigh support and you tend to sink into the seat with the side bolsters hugging onto you perfectly. They have gone for a common arm rest which I didnt like as the individual arm rests for the front seat were a lot better in the older model.

As mentioned by others, the car doesnt look overly bulgy in the back when seen in person and it seems to fit well with the entire design. The front is very good looking and the grill (which was a lose and fragile piece in the older model) has good solid feel to it. It is however, prone to stone chips and other things that fly at your vehicle on the highway. I was a bit disappointed to see the black plastic/fibre trim n the bottom half of the bumper as it seems like it would fade and look beige after a years run in. The surface being too rough which means polishing and other enhancements will not help keep it look tidy. The headlights look really good and comes with Day time running lights as far as I could guess.

One feature that really caught my eye was the one touch rear folding seats. Its a mechanical adjustment but on the lift of a switch (located in the boot), the head rests rise up and the entire seats fold down to give you a full flat rear space. Quite trendy but these have been available in german hatchbacks for decades now.

As rahul016 mentioned, if they havent gotten rid of the annoying NVH and tyre noise it is going to be a big drawback of the car. It is just way too noisy on our Highways.

I think for people who arent going to care about economy too much. The new CRV is a winner, I was really tempted to trade in my old one. I have taken a few pictures but feel it inappropriate to post them before we get the elusive TD report from our moderators. So im holding on to them.
Fullrevs is offline  
Old 5th March 2013, 13:48   #180
BHPian
 
eq24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Crazy-gaon, NCR
Posts: 376
Thanked: 307 Times
Default Re: Surprise: Honda testing 2013 CR-V in India *EDIT* Now launched from 19.95 Lakhs

There was a post recently by EDDY in the official reviews section called Honda CRV review, this post was soon moved and then became inaccessible after some time. Is the MOD team working on a review?.

Thanks
eq24 is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Royal Enfield Cafe Racer spotted testing. Edit: Now launched as Continental GT. Pg 10 Viju Motorbikes 372 22nd November 2016 14:42
Audi A3 sedan caught testing EDIT: Launched at INR 22.95 lakhs karan561 The Indian Car Scene 161 10th August 2014 13:29
Scoop! 3rd-Gen Hyundai Santa Fe spotted testing in India. EDIT: Now launched. GTO The Indian Car Scene 219 28th February 2014 20:06
2013 Ford Explorer, now to be launched in China on 28 March 2013 M35 The International Automotive Scene 2 22nd March 2013 21:01
Honda "Civic Hybrid" coming. EDIT : Now launched @ 21.50 lakhs amit The Indian Car Scene 149 30th September 2008 22:52


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:36.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks