The Fifth Generation Honda CR-V is Set to Dazzle Car-Buyers in 2017!
The Japanese auto major, Honda, is currently working on the fifth generation CR-V SUV which is expected to make its official debut in the year 2017. Among the latest developments of the next-gen model, is the possibility of a sporty variant. Likely to be launched in the US market first, it is expected to reach Indian shores as well. Moreover, several test mules of this SUV have been spied over the period of time that gives details about the upcoming SUV.
The Fifth Generation Honda CR-V
Talking about the exterior, the all-new Honda CR-V is likely to borrow styling cues with company’s latest products such as Honda Civic and HR-V. The SUV is expected to be an extended version of the platform that also underpins 10th generation Civic. Based on this platform, the dynamics and quality standards of the SUV will play an essential role. Moreover, it gets all-new trapezoidal grille, LED headlamps and L-shaped LED tail lamps that shows similitude with the new Honda Civic, whereas the Honda HR-V crossover has inspired the single slat chrome grille as well as the heavy front bumper. Additionally, the next generation Honda CR-V will now flaunt a bigger spoiler, new rear bumper, roof rails and sportier allow wheels to enhance the overall appearance of the SUV.
Coming to the interiors, this upcoming launch is likely to be offered in both 5 seater and 7 seater options s it is expected to get a stretched wheelbase by 80 mm in order to accommodate third row seat to be offered on the top end variants. When it comes to features, industry insiders are anticipating a 7 inch touch-screen display, keyless entry, auto headlights, 6 –speaker sound system, a rear view camera, sunroof, additional USB port, heated front seats, smartphone app connectivity, an 8-way power driver seat, automatic dual zone climate control, a rear view auto-dimming mirror, heated side mirrors, roof rails, a leather upholstery, HD and satellite radio, and a blid spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.
Car enthusiasts might also be glad to know that as far as the power-train is concerned, the fifth generation Honda CR-V is expected to borrow a 1.5 litre Turboengine from the Civic while the top end variants are likely to be offered with 2.0L Turbo as well as 2.4L VTEC engine. The transmission duties will include both manual as well as automatic gearbox. However, the model to be launched in India is likely to get a CVT unit in spite of 5 speed automatic unit as seen on the current generation. Expected to fall within the price bracket of Rs. 22-25 lakhs (ex-showroom), it will rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Ford Endeavour. The addition of an RS variant in the line-up is what has caught the fancy of car-buyers.
The first thing that will catch attention bout the new CR-V is the refreshed styling and snazzier look, thanks to the wing-shaped LLED DRL array, short rear overhang and the dual exhausts. It will also boast of BR-‘s first ever turbocharged engine which surely sounds like good news!