> This is the all-new generation Honda CR-V
> It will also be available with a diesel heart
The highlight with this larger iteration of the CR-V, is the fact that Honda has finally given in to the market’s demand for a diesel motor. Honda also believes consumers will prefer the diesel model with an extra pair of seats. So, unlike the petrol CR-V which makes do with only the 5-seater arrangement, the diesel-powered CR-V gets a 5+2 seating configuration.
The choice of engines include a 154bhp/189Nm 2-litre petrol motor that is coupled to a CVT ‘box (no paddle shifts), and a diesel 1.6-litre, four-cylinder motor that makes 120bhp/300Nm, and uses a nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts.
In terms of competition, the 2018 all-new CR-V (both petrol and diesel) will take on the likes of the Ford Endeavour, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota’s Fortuner. Stay tuned to CarWale for the launch updates and prices.