Honda has pulled the wraps off the fifth-generation CR-V SUV. The new-gen CR-V is larger than the outgoing model. The flagship SUV of Honda in the latest avatar also boasts of new styling, a more premium interior and the model's first-ever turbocharged engine.
"The new Honda CR-V raises the bar in every imaginable way, delivering more performance, space and premium content together with higher fuel economy ratings and value than ever before," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division.
The new version comes with a design in line with the newly launched younger sibling the BR-V. Upfront, the sleek headlights are surrounded by a wing-shaped LED DRL array on all trims, and wide, muscular fenders. The long hood, longer wheelbase, short rear overhang and dual exhausts give the new CR-V a more contemporary look. The tail-lamps look like compact version of the one in the Jazz hatchback.
The interior has become more spacious in the new version. The cabin comes with soft-touch instrument panel and contrasting coloured stitching for seats. The instrument cluster features a TFT driver information interface (DII) at the centre of meter displays. The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, the SUV flaunts remote engine start, dual-zone climate controls, heated side mirrors, an Electric Parking Brake (EPB), rear USB charging ports, front passenger seat with 4-way power adjustment and driver's seat with 8-way power adjustment and heated front seats.
The 2017 CR-V in EX and higher trims will feature CR-V's first turbocharged engine. The 1.5-litre DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder powerplant will develops 190 hp. The other engine option is the 2.4-litre petrol motor. Both engines will be mated to CVT transmission, while the USA spec will be offered with AWD as an option.