Honda’s fourth gen CR-V should reach Indian shores next month. The engines options would initially include the 2.0 litre and the 2.4 litre petrol mills with transmission options being 5 speed auto or a six manual. There is currently no information on when the diesel mill ( expected to be the Earth Dreams Technology 1.6 liter i-DTEC engine) will power CR-Vs in India. Europe is expected to get the 1.6 i-DTEC diesel mill in September 2013. Honda mentions the use of a new high-strength material in the cylinder head that has enabled Honda to create the world’s lightest aluminium open deck 1.6-litre diesel engine.
The 2.4 litre petrol engine puts out 185bhp and 22.5kgm of torque and is mated to a five-speed transmission. The CR-V will be assembled locally enabling a competitive price.