HSCI Launches the new stylized Honda CR-V

November 3, 2009 New Delhi

New Delhi, November 3, 2009: Honda Siel Cars India Ltd (HSCI), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched a new version of its popular sports utility vehicle - Honda CR-V. The new Honda CR-V offers its customers a distinctive combination of refined styling and high quality.

The new CR-V comes with a refreshed look, sporting a new two-step front grille, a re-sculpted hood & front bumper design and oval shape fog lamps redefining the individuality of the vehicle. The new rear bumper further accentuates the stability of the car. The new CR-V is 45 mm longer than its predecessor and measures 4575 mm in length while maintaining the same width, height, ground clearance and head clearance.  A new 10-spoke alloy wheel design replaces the previous 7-spoke alloy wheel design. The new wheel design gives the car a more aggressive stance and enhances its sporty looks.

The Honda CR-V will continue to be available in 2.0 L - MT 2WD and 2.4L MT /AT Real-time 4WD. The 2.4 L model now comes with a steering-mounted Cruise Control system with illuminated controls to ensure comfort and convenience for the customer with one-touch operation.

Interior improvements focus on new features and functionality. The occupants’ safety has been further enhanced as the new CR-V comes equipped with six airbags - Dual SRS Airbags, Side-Curtain airbags and Side Airbags with Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS). The music system features a new USB port in the upper glove compartment in keeping with the latest trend of music storage. The overall interior colour scheme has been brightened and gives a more premium look with chrome finish in audio controls & gear knob and coordinated colour changes in the dashboard and centre console. The centrally located LCD meter display is now blue in colour with design changes in the indicators for improved decipherability. The vanity mirror is equipped with a light to assist visibility during darkness.

The new CR-V will be available in two new colours – Opal Sage Metallic and Premium Mystic Night Pearl along with the existing range of Polished Metal, Alabaster Silver, Crystal Black Pearl and Premium White.

The new Honda CR-V comes with a 2+2 year warranty and 24 - hr roadside assistance as standard value for all new CR-V buyers.

The Honda CR-V is sold as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) import and will be available on confirmed order basis for the customers.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Tatsuya Natsume, Director – Marketing, Honda Siel Cars India said “The Honda CR-V is a refined sports utility vehicle meant for customers who are looking for SUV capabilities along with car-like comfort. The new Honda CR-V further expands the value reflecting growing customer demand for quality and premium products in the SUV market.”

The Honda CR-V was first introduced in India in July 2003. It went on to become the segment leader since its launch winning several awards for itself. The all new 3rd generation CR-V was introduced in India in November 2006 which offered its customers a distinctive combination of ‘the comfort of a sedan with the thrills of a SUV’. HSCI launched the 2.0L 2WD Honda CR-V in February 2008 which was a more agile vehicle with even sportier handling. The new lighter engine gives good fuel efficiency, without compromising on performance. Ever since its launch in 2003, nearly 12,500 units of the CR-Vs have been sold cumulatively in the country. The company has sold nearly 7,000 units of the 3rd generation model.

Honda CR-V was adjudged the ‘SUV of the Year’ by NDTV Profit Car & Bike and Overdrive and also won the ‘Best Driver’s Car’ award by CNBC TV-18 Autocar Auto Awards in 2007.

The prices of new Honda CR-V (ex showroom Delhi) is:
2.0L MT            Rs. 21,92,000
2.4L MT            Rs. 23,37,000
2.4L AT            Rs. 24,12,000