All new 4th Generation Honda CR-V launched in India
Honda CR-V to be assembled in India
New Delhi, Feb 12, 2013:Honda Cars IndiaLimited(HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched the 4thgeneration Honda CR-Vin India. The all new CR-V will be assembled in Indiafor the first time at HCIL's manufacturing facility in Greater Noida, UP.
Long established as
the benchmark vehicle in its class in terms of quality, refinement and
popularity, the all new Honda CR-V offers more dynamic and sophisticated
appearance while contributing to higher fuel efficiency and boasts of amazing
Speaking on the
occasion, Mr. Hironori Kanayama,
President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd., said “With the launch of the
fourth generation CR-V, we once again affirm our commitment to bring the latest
from the global Honda portfolio to our customers in India. It is a matter of
great pride for us at HCIL to assemble the CR-V in India for the first time.” He also added,
“The all new CR-V offers driving
comfort and efficiency of a sedan, and the confident and powerful stance of an
SUV and will appeal to both SUV and premium sedan buyers.”
The All New CR-V will be available in two engine options, the lightweight and fuel efficient 2.0L SOHC i-VTEC engine with 2WD and the more powerful 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC engine with Honda’s original REALTIMETM 4WD.
Improvements to the All New CR-V’s 2.0L engine offers max power output of 156PS@6500pm (+13PS as compared to outgoing model) and 190Nm of torque @4300rpm. Similarly, the 2.4L engine contributes to max power of 190 PS @ 7000 rpm (+29PS as compared to outgoing model) and 226 Nm of torque @ 4400 rpm. Both 2.0L and 2.4L engines realize impressive fuel efficiency of 13.7 km/l and 12 km/l respectively as per test results of Rule 115 of CMVR.
The all new CR-V comes with a sophisticated6 speed Manual Transmission(in 2.0L variant) and a seamless5 speed Automatic Transmission (in both 2.0L and 2.4L variants) delivering the perfect balance of driving performance and fuel economy. The conveniently placed Cruise Control buttons on the steering wheel allows the driver to cruise at the desired speed with one touch operation.
The 2.4L variant is available with Honda’s original Real TimeTM4-wheel drive (4WD) systemthat supplies FWD (front wheel drive) operation in ordinary conditions and switches to 4WD on demand, depending on varied driving conditions. The Paddle Shift offered on 2.4L version lets the driver enjoy the manual control of the 5 speed Automatic Transmission in a fun to drive manner.
The 4th Generation CR-V has completely redesigned exterior
and the body design is more
aerodynamically efficient due to many refinements.The new model takes on a more aggressive SUV stance
with deeper sculpting of the body lines and a bolder front fascia, highlighted
by a premium sporty chrome grille
and sleek, wrap around HID projector
headlamps with washer. The aerodynamic design is carried to the rear and
the rear glass has been sculpted to look as wide as possible. The vertical rear combination lamp comes
with a new theme for the 4th Generation CR-V with a more three-dimensional style that augments
the design and aerodynamics of the vehicle. The all new CR-V sports a shark fin antenna that further
accentuates the aero form. The new large 10-spoke
17 – inch alloy wheels and bold fender flares emphasize the vehicle’s
dynamic presence and capability.
The interior of the all-new Honda CR-V aims to
redefine the segment with a sedan-like driving comfort, reduced noise levels, a
host of new and class leading features, convenient integration with personal
technology, versatile cargo storage and high-quality materials. At 4545 mm long, 1820 mm wide,
1685 mm tall and with a wheelbase at 2620 mm, the new CR-V offers
a highly efficient proportion of space which is in line with Honda’s Man
Maximum, Machine Minimum concept.
The new model offers a more spacious interior layout. The all new premium Dual Tone SiennaBeige Interiorswith leather upholsterymake the inside of Honda CR-V comforting and a class apart. One of the most significant new interior features in the CR-V is the One Motion Dive Down Rear Seats which helps in increasing the cargo area in the car and is much more convenient than the traditional manual folding seats. Each side of the rear seat can automatically fold full flat into the front of the cargo area using one of the small levers located near the tailgate or a pull-strap positioned on the rear seat side.
Beyond its new versatile packaging, the CR-V demonstrates new attention to the in-vehicle experience, with sophisticated instrumentation and a standard full-color, 5-inch “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID)that offers a smart interface via fingertip controls on the steering wheel communicating Fuel Consumption, providing Audio/ HFT* (in 2.4L AVN grade) status display and rear camera display during parking. One can also customize the screen to set their favourite wallpaper. The intelligent AVN system with 6.1” touch screen offered in 2.4L (AVN) variant features turn by turn Navigation, DVD/ CD player, iPOD®, USB, Blue Tooth®/ Hands-free Telephone connectivity and a rear camera display.
The new CR-V comes with the introduction of a new
ECON button which increases the
potential for drivers to improve the vehicle’s fuel efficiency when the system
is activated by adjusting the performance of the engine, transmission, air
conditioning system and cruise control. With a view to encourage fuel efficient
driving, the CR-V’s Eco Assist™ systemhas
a built-in Ambient meter that changes colour in response to driving style. The
illuminated arcs are located in the upper instrument panel on either side of
the speedometer that show if the vehicle is being driven in an efficient style.
The Green light means a more efficient driving style while the white color
signifies inefficient driving.
The all new CR-V further reinstates Honda’s approach to safety. Every
CR-V incorporates as standard equipment VSA–Vehicle Stability Assist system; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD and
Brake Assist; Dual Front SRS Air
Bags, Side-curtain airbags and front-side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS);
an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™
(ACE™) body structure which helps making the vehicle highly effective at
absorbing and dispersing the energy of a frontal crash; G-CON technology; and a Whiplash
mitigation front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck
injury in the event of a rear collision. The newly introducedsophisticated Motion-Adaptive Electric
Power Steering (EPS) system works
with the standard VSA and Electric Power Steering to detect instability in
slippery road conditions both during cornering and under braking and
automatically initiates steering inputs that prompt the driver to steer in the
correct direction. This advanced new technology supports the driver's action in
operating the vehicle more safely and comfortably. All the AT variants are
equipped with a Hill Start Assist (HSA)
which prevents the vehicle from rolling on inclines when the driver switches
from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal while the vehicle is stopped on a
hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when the vehicle senses a
certain incline and is fully stopped in any forward or reverse gear.
The All New CR-Vs
chassis is designed to maximize driving enjoyment, passenger comfort and safety
with its front MacPherson Strut
suspension and Double Wishbone Rear
The All New CR-V will
be available in 5 colors – Carnelian Red
Pearl, Sparkling Brown Metallic, Urban Titanium Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Taffeta White.Two new accessory packages Elegance and Inspire
would be offered in the All New CR-V.
The Honda CR-V comes
with Honda Care2+2 year warranty(2 yr
standard warranty for 40,000 km + 2 year extended warranty for 80,000 km
whichever is earlier) and 4 yearsroadside
assistance as standard value for all new CR-V buyers.
Bookings for the All
New CR-V will start immediately at the company’s vast distribution network of 141 facilities in 88 cities spread
across the country.
Honda CR-V was first
introduced in India in July, 2003. The 3rd – generation Honda CR-V
was launched in 2006 and with this model, Honda further strengthened its
leadership position in the SUV segment. Ever since its first launch in India, a
total of 13,739 CRV units have been sold cumulatively in the country which were
imported as a completely build unit (CBU) from Japan.
The prices of new Honda CR-V (ex showroom Delhi) are:
2.4L AT with Audio Video Navigation : 23.85 lakhs
2.4 L AT : 22.40 lakhs
2.0L AT : 20.85 lakhs
2.0L MT : 19.95 lakhs
About Honda Cars India Ltd
Honda Cars India
Ltd., (HCIL) leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India was established in
December 1995 with a commitment to provide Honda’s latest passenger car models
and technologies, to the Indian customers.
HCIL has two
state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Greater Noida, U.P and Tapukara,
The company’s product
range includes Honda Brio, Honda Jazz, Honda City, Honda Civic, Honda Accord
and Honda CR-V which are produced and assembled at the Greater Noida facility.
Honda’s models are strongly associated with advanced design and technology, apart from its established qualities of durability, reliability and fuel-efficiency.
company has a strong sales and distribution network with 141 facilities in 88 cities
spread across the country.