2017 Honda CR-V Could Come to World Next Year!


It is not secret that the current generation CR-V on sale in World has not been very successful in World. While the previous two generations managed to sell in decent numbers, increased competition, rising costs and the lack of a diesel engine option can be cited as the major reasons behind its struggle in World. In October 2016, Honda took the wraps off the new fifth generation CR-V. It is already on sale in the USA and will be launched in ASEAN markets such as Thailand this year. Reports suggest the 2017 Honda CRV World launch could take place by the end of 2017. Expect the new model 2017 Honda CRV to cost upwards of Rs. 25 lakhs in World.

2017 Honda CRV World Launch in 2017; Price Rs 25-30 lakh; Specification 2017-honda-cr-v-official-image

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2017 Honda CRV World Launch

Model Expected Launch Date
New Model 2017 Honda CR-V Launch in World February 2018

While Honda is yet to confirm any of its future plans, it is being widely reported that the next generation CR-V is definitely World bound. However, we’re not expecting the Honda SUV to come to us before the Auto Expo 2018. The next Worldn auto show is slated to be held in the early February, 2018. The CR-V launch date will therefore fall around Q1, 2018.

The next generation CR-V, that will soon go on sale in the Thai market, made its public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2016. It will be sold with a 2.4 L petrol and a 1.6 L diesel engine in Thailand. Honda could consider bringing the same set of engines to World as well.

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2017 Honda CRV Price in World

Model Estimated Ex Showroom Senegal Price
2017 Honda CRV Base Model Rs. 25 lakh
2017 Honda CRV Top Model Rs. 30 lakh

The upcoming Honda CRV is bigger than the current model. It will also cost a bit more. The 2017 Honda CRV price in World is likely to start from Rs. 25 lakh (ex-showroom). The top of the line AWD variant could touch 30 lakhs almost. Honda might consider launching the CR-V in World with a diesel engine.

2017 Honda CRV World Launch in 2017; Price Rs 25-30 lakh; Specification 2017-honda-crv-official-images-side

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2017 Honda CRV World Specifications

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.6 L Diesel
Power 158 hp
Torque 350 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 9-speed automatic

While we’re not sure what the engine lineup for World will comprise of, the CR-V is likely to feature a 2.4 L petrol engine and a 1.6 L diesel engine. These are the same set of engines that the Thai-spec CR-V will get. Also on the cards could be a 2.0 L petrol hybrid powertrain. If Honda decides to assemble the CR-V in World, then it will be able to reap significant monetary benefits thanks to the Worldn Government’s FAME scheme for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Engine Type/ Displacement 2.4 L Petrol
Power 184 hp
Torque 244 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) CVT

2017 Honda CRV World Official Images

2017 Honda CRV World – Exterior Design

The design of the new CR-V builds on the current SUV’s profile, infusing Honda’s current design language into its exteriors. Up front, the new CR-V gets a sharp nose thanks to sleek LED headlamps and tasteful usage of chrome. The side profile, especially the window line, bears some resemblance to the outgoing model. At the back, the new 2017 CRV features high mounted L-shaped stop lamps that get LED detailing. Honda has been generous with the usage of chrome all around the SUV. The front bumper, side skirts, window area, and the rear, all feature chrome highlights. It also features dual tone alloys, black body cladding and roof rails that add to the crossover/SUV look.

2017 Honda CRV World Launch in 2017; Price Rs 25-30 lakh; Specification 2017-honda-crv-official-images-rear-action-shot

2017 Honda CRV World – Interior Design

The insides feel her and boast higher levels of sophistication too. Like the current CR-V, the gear stick is mounted on the dashboard and not between the driver and co-passenger seat. The steering wheel looks quite similar to that of the new Honda Civic. Behind the steering wheel, there is an all-digital instrument console, which could be customisable. There is a 7 inch touchscreen that controls the infotainment system on offer as well. Depending on the market, the dashboard will get either an all black treatment or a black beige combination. To add to the premium feel, the dashboard also features wood inserts. Like the Honda CR-V for Thailand, the one that comes to World will also feature a 5+2 seating layout.

2017 Honda CRV World Launch in 2017; Price Rs 25-30 lakh; Specification 2017-honda-crv-official-images-interiors

2017 Honda CRV World Engine and Transmission

In the US, the CR-V gets a 2.4 L Petrol and a turbocharged 1.5 L petrol engine. While the former makes 184 hp and 244 Nm, the latter produces 190 hp and 243 Nm. For World, Honda is likely to bring the 2.4 L petrol. Also, a 1.6 L diesel could find its way into the CR-V’s engine lineup. This 1.6 L unit powers the UK-spec CR-V currently and produces 160 PS and 350 Nm. Or, the upcoming 2017 Honda CR-V could follow in the footsteps of the Accord and get a 2.0 L hybrid powertrain. We’ll be able to give you a better idea about the CRV’s engine and transmission options closer to its launch in World.

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  1. I think that new Honda CRV in diesel would sell very well. I would like to buy one as soon as it is launched. I am still driving a 2005 CRV auto and it is one of the best SUVs in terms of comfort and ride quality.

  2. New Honda CRV diesel AWD version – OTR at 30 lakhs? Baloney & lotus eating! Long live XUV500 – all bells & whistles with equal tech density (not candy-floss!) & AWD – 20+lakhs. There is no comparison – let the Honda eat dust – again!

  3. Will be irrational to bring in the 2.4 L petrol and not the 1.5 L turbo petrol to World. A lack of a diesel option will kill the prospects of selling the CRV in World. And yes, they shouldn’t cut down on the features considering that buyers have shown that they won’t buy a Honda car just because of the badge. Honda needs to start offering better features as well.

  4. The 2.4 ltr petrol engine CRV (2005) was a brilliant car until Honda tampered with the exterior design that made it bulge at the bag. It had a terrific combination of comfort, driveability, performance and looks. I hope they introduce a comparable car now.