BA readers know that Honda Cars India has started teasing the 2013 CR-V crossover on their official website. Now the folks at Cartoq reveal that the company is all-set to launch the 2013 Honda CR-V in India on February 12, 2012. The new CR-V will be offered with a choice of two petrol engines – a 2.0-litre and a 2.4-litre engine. There is no plan of a diesel engine being introduced in the CR-V just yet.
According to a report by The Hindu, the all-new car will be the first CR-V to be assembled in India, which should also help Honda price it more competitively. This step taken by Honda implies it will attract lower taxes and in turn will result in pricing the new car quite competitively. While the base models could start at around Rs. 20 lakh, the fully loaded 2.4 automatic is not expected to cross Rs. 22 lakh.
Once launched, the new Honda CR-V will compete with the likes of BMW X1, Chevrolet Captiva, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan X Trail and Renault Koleos. The new CR-V has a more aerodynamic stance and lower coefficient of drag, a more raked and aggressive front-end along with unchanged rear and signature tail lights.
For the first time, the CR-V will be available with both two- and four-wheel drive options. However, it will continue to be offered with the 2.0-litre (two-wheel drive) petrol engine and 2.4-litre petrol engine (in the all-wheel drive model) with a new six-speed manual as well as the five-speed automatic transmission option.
The 2013 Honda CR-V will be assembled at Honda’s Noida plant.
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