New 2018 Honda CRV launch date is 9th October, prices to start at Rs 28 lakh

New 2018 Honda CRV launch date is 9th October, prices to start at Rs 28 lakh

September 9, 2018 0 By Team TAI

Honda is all set to launch the all-new CRV on 9th October. This is the first time that the CRV will be offered with a 3rd row seats along with a Diesel engine. The CR-V will be priced from approximately Rs 28 lakh, making it slightly more expensive than the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.

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The new CR-V will come with a 1.6-litre Diesel engine with 120 bhp of power and 300 Nm of torque. While these figures are disappointing in front of rivals, the CR-V will be lighter and will make use of a segment leading nine-speed automatic transmission set-up. It will get AWD as option with the diesel motor and not manual gearbox will be offered with this engine.

The CR-V will also be offered with a 2.0-litre petrol engine with 154 bhp of power and 189 Nm of torque. The petrol engine will not come with a manual gearbox or all-wheel drive set-up. However we are sure the petrol CR-V will hardly have any takers given the massive rise in fuel prices lately.

The CRV’s new innings will start at a time when the Rs 25-30 lakh segment is booming with new options like the Mahindra XUV700 (launch on same date), improved Isuzu mu-X (launch later this year) and updated Ford Endeavour (launch early 2019). While the 2018 CR-V seems well packaged, the only downfall here is the weak diesel motor. Will buyers overlook this?