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Old 20th September 2017, 10:36   #16
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The next-gen 2018 CR-V could be launched in India by mid-2018, according to ACI.

The all-new CR-V will be offered with a 7-seater layout and a 1.6L twin-turbocharged diesel engine option which will produce 158HP and 350Nm of torque. When launched, it will take on the likes of the Hyundai Tucson and the Volkswagen Tiguan in the Rs 22 - 28 lakhs segment.

The 2018 CR-V measures 4,571mm in length, 1,885mm in height and 1,667mm in width and gets a wheelbase of 2,662mm, making it longer and wider (though shorter in height) than the current car. The wheelbase is also more than the current car, which should translate to better cabin space. It weighs in at 1,613kg for the diesel auto.

The automatic variant gets a unique push-button selector placed in the centre console. Above it are air con controls and a floating, borderless touchscreen for the infotainment system. The greatest change in the cabin will have to be the third row of seats. While likely to be slightly cramped, the third row does get reclining seatbacks and dedicated air con vents. The fifth-gen CR-V also comes with a powered tailgate that can be programmed to avoid collision with your garage roof. Additionally, it will get features like remote engine start, dual-zone climate control, heated wing mirrors, and an electric parking brake, along with equipment such as USB charging ports for the second row, a four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat.

A 1.6-litre twin-turbo unit, the CR-V’s diesel engine will output 158hp at 4,000rpm and 350Nm at 2,000rpm. The engine will be paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox from ZF, and power will be sent to the front wheels as standard (all-wheel drive will be optional). The CR-V will also get a 2.4-litre petrol engine with a power output of 190hp, also mated to an automatic gearbox.
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But then, as soon as we get onto the main road, it hits me: whereís the rattle, whereís the clatter? The windows are rolled down but this engine still feels extremely silent and refined, and thatís not just in comparison to the 1.5-litre diesel we have in India. It is smooth and refined even in isolation.
What also undoubtedly helps here is that this car uses a nine-speed automatic gearbox that always seems to have the engine at its correct speed.
I get long, clear stretches of road to play with, I begin to hold on to higher and higher speeds. And despite some tightening corners along the way, and even some negative-camber descents, the CR-V holds on gamely, with a fair amount of confidence coming from the electric steering. All the stiffening and use of additional high-strength steel truly seem to have had an effect here. This car is clearly bulkier and heavier than the one it replaces, but it feels so stable, I just donít feel the extra weight getting tossed around.
Also impressive are the large front seats. Built for American frames, they are long in squab, wide in shoulder and offer particularly good lateral support. Rear-seat comfort is good too, but you are sat a bit low and thigh support in the back is not as good as it could have been. Yes, this will be a good car to be chauffeur-driven around in, and with the second row pushed back on its sliding rails and that supportive backrest, comfort is good; a bit more thigh support wouldíve done wonders for those long drives though.
Those whoíve been wanting a diesel CR-V will find the car hugely appealing. Itís is comfortable, smooth, powerful, better built than the earlier car and should be efficient. And youíll get the practicality of seven seats as well.
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Saw the new CRV last week in Mexico and US while on a business trip, I must say it looks all grown up. It is distinctly wider at the front and and has massive presence. The car looks all new different from all previous iterations of the CRV.

LED tail lamps are large and beautifully designed. In fact at night, looking at this car from the rear, I thought it was a Tesla! This car is aesthetically far superior to any of the large SUVs available in India today, the Kodiaq being the only one that looks anywhere as good.

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What’s the water wading dept on the new CRV?
Can’t really find it online, it’s a vital spec to consider while buying a SUV
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2018 Honda CR-V Autocar review

1) Looks like a grown up WR-V. Wish it had better styling.
2) The new diesel engine and it's refinement looks really good.
3) No sunroof even when it's there on the City and WRV. India spec model might have it.
4) 7 seats on the CR-V looks like it's there to the tempt the Indian buyers. Space is at a premium and ingress/egress isn't great.
5) Says all this will come at a premium when compared to the current CRV so it should push near to the Fortuner/Endy range.

Overall, a very capable vehicle if they bring this engine.
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Whatís the water wading depth on the new CRV?
Canít really find it online, itís a vital spec to consider while buying a SUV
CR-V being a soft roader, water wading is definitely not advisable. None of the soft roaders are expected to do much of water wading, so it is a good to have, but not vital.

Of course, given the quality of our urban storm water drains, all soft roaders should have a wading depth of 450mm.

That said, I would hazard a guess that the Honda CR-V has a wading depth at curb weight (at walking speed) of around 390mm, which is decent for a monocoque design, and places it above the Volvo XC60, where the wading capability depth is 350mm.
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This looks like a promising soft roader! If priced right it may cause an upset of sorts! It comes with a 1.6 diesel with a twin turbo (that would be a segment first in this price range), a 9 speed automatic, plush interiors and an extra row of seats. So everything boils down to price. So if priced as much as the Innova Crysta, ducking well below the Fortuner; it will cause a flutter and would have a wait list.
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Interesting to hear about the refinement levels of the i-DTEC engine...

While i am not too interested in the C-RV, I hope Honda does one of the two things, incorporate the same noise insulation soon on the 1.5 L i-DTEC that we currently have or plonk this 1.6 mill in the 2020 Honda City... After all the Verna does come with a 128 BHP 1.6 L Engine - so its time Honda offered something more powerful on the City as well...
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Not really interested in CRV and its confusing to see where it can slot in our market. The price itself will bring it close the Fortuners and Endeavours without being true SUV.

If they can bring the new RDX to battle with the Germans, it would be a really good and interesting competition
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