Honda Reveals 5th Generation CR-V
Honda has been one of the landmark automobile brands in India. There are a lot many cars from the portfolio of Honda which ply on the Indian roads. The Honda City, the Honda Civic, the Accord, the CRV are examples. The CRV occupies the second place on the list of best selling cars of Honda only after Civic. The SUV is one of the most preferred models in India. It is basically a compact crossover which has a captivating design and a range of utilities and has become very popular because of this. Now, Honda is coming up with the fifth-generation model which will be having more space, more safety and technology features and an upgraded style.
5th Generation CR-V
As far as the exteriors are concerned, the typical CRV look has not been modified. The long bonnet and the fender which have a flared look render a very stylish look to the car. The front grille has been provided with automatic shutter grille system which reduces the aerodynamic drag. The grille has also been decked up with a new design and has been provided with chrome to render a premium look to the car. Hands-free power tail gate and LED day time running lights have also been given by Honda, to deck-up the style statement. The rear of the car remains almost the same without any major modifications. The stylish tail-lamps and other designs add character to the vehicle.
Major up gradation has been made under the hood. The car has been equipped with a four cylinder, turbo charged, 1.5 litre petrol engine which throws back a power of 190 bhp and a torque of 288 Nm. There is another engine as well which is a four cylindered 2.4 litre engine and gives back a power to the tune of 184 bhp. Both the engines have been provided with CVT – continuously variable transmission gearboxes as far as transmission is concerned.
The cabin of the upgraded Honda CRV is going to very spacious. This is attributed to the fact that the car has a platform from the Civic and has larger dimensions. It is longer and wider by 30mm and 35 mm respectively. It is taller as well and also has a higher ground clearance as well owing to the fact that its wheelbase has been increased by 40mm. Now that the cabin is more spacious, the car has a three row seating arrangement. A lot of features have been loaded. There has been an up gradation in the instrument panel with the addition of two new screens. A 7-inch touch-screen with a knob and a driver interface which is very colorful. The car features dual-zone climate controls, rear USB charging ports, an electric parking brake and a remote start. There is Apple CarPlay and android auto which has features that can be voice activated. The car also boasts of a Garmin developed navigation system.
As far as safety features are concerned, there are plenty of them in this car. Road-departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigating brakes and lane keeping assistance are some of the features. A rear cross traffic monitor, automatic high beam headlamps and blind-spot detection add to the safety as well. Overall, the fifth generation CRV is a mix of the old and the new and is expected to fare well by looking at its previous records.
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