Honda is readying the new generation CR-V soft roader for an Indian launch as is evident from these pictures. Alert reader Vivek Sharma spotted this test mule in Noida.
The next generation CR-V made its debut internationally in June, 2011 at the L.A. Auto Show, and is expected to be launched in India in early 2013.
The new CR-V features an evolved look with quirky modern details and sound dimensions and proportions. At the rear, the company has retained the vertical tail-light design of the current car.
We drove the car for our October 2012 issue and found that the interiors, just like the exteriors, have adopted an evolutionary change. The car has plenty of boot space and the large cargo compartment becomes enormous when you fold down the rear seat.
Honda will use an updated version of its 2.4-litre in-line-four engine that is smooth and responsive. The engine puts out 185bhp and 22.5kgm of torque and is mated to a five-speed auto ‘box.
At launch, the CR-V will only have a petrol option. Honda has said that a diesel engine is in the pipeline, but isn’t expected immediately.
Honda is expected to launch the car with a price tag of around Rs 28 lakh.
To read more, check out our First Drive of the new CR-V in the October, 2012 issue of Autocar India.
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