Honda CR-V Diesel 4WD Review
Most-awaited Diesel SUVMonday, March 24, 2014
Honda unveiled a new diesel engine variant of CR-V at 2013 Geneva Motor Show which will be available in the Indian market by the end of 2014 or by the start of 2015.
Honda CR-V Diesel has got the stylish and SUV-ish exterior which includes its unique and sporty three chrome bar grille with prominent two-step format and the company's logo in the middle, multi-reflector HID headlamps with Auto ON/OFF feature and a washer, a stylish body colored bonnet, a distinctive body colored front bumper with its lower portion having a black cladding and the skid-plate treatment and has two oval shaped fog lamps at its both ends, 17-inch and 10-spokes alloy wheels, body colored, heated and auto-retractable ORVMs with side turn indicators including an expanded view driver's mirror, a raked slanting front windshield with variable intermittent wipers and heat-rejecting green-tinted glass, chromed door handles, sporty roof rails, a remote entry system, a security system, a beautiful One-Touch Power Moon roof with Tilt feature, a shark-fin antenna at the rear center part of roof, a rear privacy glass, a sleek A-pillar, a rear windshield with intermittent wiper and washer, a high mounted stop lamp and an elongated and vertically stacked tail lamp cluster. It has a length of 4545mm, a width of 1820mm and a height of 1685mm as its dimensions and has a large wheelbase of 2620mm for a stable ride. It has a good ground clearance of 170mm for a bump-free ride and a minimum turning radius of 5.9m for easy cruising in city traffic and in tight parking slots. It has a 1565mm front and rear track each and a fuel tank capacity of 58liters.
Honda CR-V Diesel has also got the beautiful and luxurious interiors with advanced and comfortable features. It has premium leather upholstery, a Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control System with Air Filtration, a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and FM traffic, a Honda DVD rear entertainment system, a multi-angle rear view camera with guidelines, i-MID with 5-inch LCD screen, customizable feature settings and ECO Assist System, Bluetooth Hands Free Link, all power windows with auto-up/down driver's window and pinch guard, power door and tailgate locks, cruise control, leather wrapped steering wheel with tilt and telescoping steering column and steering wheel-mounted illuminated cruise, audio, phone, i-MID and navigation controls, a beautiful central console, illuminated vanity mirrors on diver and front passenger's side, a Conversation mirror with Sunglasses holder.
Honda CR-V also features rear AC vents, instrument panel-mounted leather wrapped gear shifter, a total of 8 beverage holders(front and rear), 12V power outlets on front and central console, glove compartment, door-pocket storage bins, driver's and front passenger's seat back pockets, map lights, rear-seat center armrest, driver side garment hook, remote fuel filler door release, rear window defroster, rear-seat heater ducts, floor mats, a cargo area light, retractable covers and total 4 tie-down anchors, leather trimmed seats with head restraints, heated front seats with adjustable seat-belt anchors, driver' seat with 10-way power adjustment including power lumbar support, ECON mode button with indicator, jack knife keys and a sliding front armrest.
Honda CR-V diesel will also be equipped with a quality 328-watt audio system with AM/FM/CD, MP3/WMA playback capability, 7 speakers including Subwoofer, a XM Radio, Pandora compatibility, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, USB audio interface, MP3/AUX-in jack, RDS and speed-sensitive volume control, paddle shift, premium Sienna Beige interiors.
Honda CR-V Diesel will have a 1596cc, 1.6L, 4-cylinder, front-wheel drive, turbo diesel, i-DTEC engine which is the first in the series of Honda's Earth Dreams Technology Banner to produce a maximum power of 118bhp at 4000rpm and a maximum torque of 300Nm at 2000rpm and has a six speed manual gearbox transmission. It will provide a top speed of almost 182kmph and reaches 0-100kmph mark in just 11.2 seconds with an economical mileage.
Honda CR-V Diesel will have disk brakes at both the front and the rear wheels. The suspension system consists of MacPherson Strut with Torsion Bar and Coil Spring at front while Double Wishbone with Torsion Bar and Coil Spring at rear. For the utmost safety of the passengers, it has VSA with Traction Control, ABS with EBD and BA, daytime running lights, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, an Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, a total of 6 SRS Airbags which includes dual-stage and multiple-threshold front airbags, front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System and Side Curtain airbags with rollover sensor, 3-point seat belts for all seats with the front ones having Automatic Tensioning System, child proof rear door locks, driver's and front passenger's seat belt reminder, LATCH, fog lights, remote entry system, G-CON, motion adaptive electronic power steering, Hill Start Assist, security alarm and engine immobiliser, auto door lock with speed, foot type parking brake and front seats with whiplash mitigation.
Honda CR-V Diesel is expected to be available in 2WD and 4WD variants. The shades are not yet announced but they are expected to be the same as available in existing variants which includes Taffeta White, Sparking Brown Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl and Urban Titanium Metallic.