All-new Honda CR-V India launch Highlights: Exterior, interior, cabin, images and price

The new 2018 Honda CR-V has launched in India. Here we be bringing instant updates straight from the launch event along with all the details that you need to know about the new CR-V.

By: | Updated: October 11, 2018 4:55:26 pm

As we enter the festive season, Indian-arm of the Japanese carmaker, Honda Cars India is all set to its flagship all-new Honda CR-V SUV in India and is also the second big launch for the company after all-new Amaze. The new generation Honda CR-V was first showcased in India at the Auto Expo 2018 in February 2018 and soon comes the market launch. The CR-V SUV has been a popular model for the company but the sales didn't respond well as it was available only in the petrol variant. This time around Honda has gone all aggressive and the new generation Honda CR-V will also get a new 1.6L diesel engine option along with fresh design and premium interiors. Here are all the updates from the launch of the new Honda CR-V.

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13:33 (IST)09 Oct 2018
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13:28 (IST)09 Oct 2018
New Honda CR-V engine and seating options

2018 Honda CR-V has been launched in India and gets a 1.6 litre diesel engine for the first time. The new CR-V gets two seating options- 5 seat layout and 7 seat layout.

13:17 (IST)09 Oct 2018
Quote from the spokesperson

At the launch of the all-new Honda CR-V, Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, Honda Cars India said, "Today, the company is launching the globally successful All-new 5' Generation Honda CR-V which has captured the imagination of SUV lovers across the world. Honda introduced the CR-V brand in India in 2003 as one of the first premium SUVs in the market. The All-New CR-V distinctly offers Fun-to-Drive performance of an SUV and Driving comfort of a sedan which makes it a perfect Urban SUV. Honda strongly believes that the new CR-V has the potential to be a game-changer in Premium SUV segment and it foresees a shift in consumer preference towards core luxurious and comfortable SUVs."

12:59 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2108 Honda CR-V prices

The all-new Honda CR-V has launched at a price of Rs 28.15 lakh for petrol 2wd, Rs 30.65 lakh for diesel 2wd and Rs 32.75 lakh for Diesel AWD. All the prices are ex-showroom India

12:57 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda CR-V powertrains

Honda CR-V is available with three powertrain options: 1.6 Litre diesel AWD, 1.6 Litre 2WD and 2.0 litre petrol. The new Honda CR-V comes with 5 an d 7 seating options.

12:52 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda has scored 5-stars in ASEAN NCAP

2018 Honda CR-V gets Driver Assistance Features including multi-angle rear-view camera and Honda LaneWatch that helps in blindspot detection.Honda CR-V has scored 5-Stars in crash tests by ASEAN NCAP

12:48 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda CR-V interiors

Honda CR-V interiors feature 8 speakers including 4 tweeters. It also gets push start/stop with smart entry. The 7-inch infotainment system supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Also, it gets , Honda CR-V also gets 3 mode panoramic sunroof

12:47 (IST)09 Oct 2018
New Honda CR-V colours and warranty

2018 Honda CR-V is available in 5 colours. Golden Brown, Radiant Red, lunar silver, modern steel and white orchid pearl. Honda is offering 3 years/unlimited kilometres. Warranty as standard. Customers can also opt for an extended warranty for an additional 2 years/unlimited kms

12:44 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda CR-V mileage

Honda CR-V  1.6 litre diesel engine gives the mileage of 19.5 kmpl on 2wd and 18.3 kmpl on AWD. The company claims the best in class mileage with New Honda CR-V

12:39 (IST)09 Oct 2018
New Honda CR-V dimensions

Honda CR-V for the first time gets three-row seating. The length of the SUV has gone up by 30 mm and height by 4 mm from its previous generation.

12:35 (IST)09 Oct 2018
Honda CR-V introduced in India

Honda CR-V is sold in over 160 countries and was first introduced in 1995. India, of course, got only the second gen in 2003. The R&D aims was to build a stress-free SUV. The new gen CR-V has over 7 lakh customers worldwide

12:33 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda CR-V platform

The new CR-V development is based on the Shu Ha Ri Japanese concept. The outcome was a benchmark SUV. The new CR-V and the Honda Civic will share the same platform says Hiromichi Tsushima

12:31 (IST)09 Oct 2018
New Honda CR-V competitors

Honda CR-V will disrupt the premium SUV space in India and Honda is confident of that its customers Wil be delighted with its products and services. Honda CR-V has the potential to be a game-changer in the market and will rival Toyota Fortuner, Skoda Kodiaq and Ford Endeavour

12:30 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda CR-V to get diesel engine

Honda CR-V for the first time in India agents the 1.6L i-DTEC diesel engine. The diesel engine is mated to a 9-Speed AT gearbox. Company claims be class mileage.


12:28 (IST)09 Oct 2018
Honda CR-V and Civic sales

HCIL will focus on premium segment. CR-V and Civic will be assembled in India.Honda CR-V has seen a total sales of over 10 million units across 5 Generations. The 5th gen has already seen a sales of over 7 lakh units across the world. Honda CR-V brand was first introduced in India in 2003 and has seen a sale of over 17,600 units

12:25 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda Amaze gets overwhelming response


he new Amaze has received an overwhelming response in India says Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, Honda Cars India. This Financial Year HCIL had planned to launch 3 products on different segments. Amaze has been launched, CR-V today and Honda Civic in early 2019 confirms Gaku Nakanishi

12:18 (IST)09 Oct 2018
New Honda CR-V safety features

The new Honda CR-V  gets safety features such as six airbags, Hill Start Assist, Lane Watch (blind spot detection), Driver attention monitor and Agile Handle Assist.

12:12 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda CR-V drive options

The diesel engine also gets all-wheel drive option whereas the petrol will only get a front wheel drive option.

12:07 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda CR-V petrol engine specification

Honda CR-V petrol India specification: 2-litre unit, 154 bhp, 192 Nm of torque mated to a 9-Speed Automatic Gearbox with paddle shifters. We have already driven the SUV for you here's the review. 

12:03 (IST)09 Oct 2018
New Honda CR-V diesel engine specifications

Honda CR-V diesel India specification: 1.6L diesel engine, 120 bhp, 300 Nm of torque mated to a 9-Speed Automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.

11:57 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda CR-V engine option

The new Honda CR-V will get the seven-seat layout and will be available with both petrol and diesel engine option. The new diesel engine on the Honda CR-V will also make way on the new Honda Civic that will make its India debut next year. 

11:53 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda CR-V instrument cluster

New 2018 Honda CR-V gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Bluetooth and phone connectivity options including Apple Car Play and Android Auto. The navigation is provided by Garmin. It also gets a larger digital instrument cluster.

11:43 (IST)09 Oct 2018
New Honda CR-V interiors

The cabin of the new Honda CR-V is now more comfortable and spacious. It gets premium quality materials on the door panels and upholstery with many in-car and segment first features. It also gets a new LCD screen and premium leather seats.

11:36 (IST)09 Oct 2018
New Honda CR-V looks more premium

The design of the new 5th gen Honda CR-V is now very angular and gets a new headlamp cluster with DRLs and LED fog lamps. It gets a thick chrome bar for the grille which is Honda's signature design.

11:29 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda CR-V design

2018 Honda CR-V now in its fifth generation is sharper, bolder and very aggressive. It will challenge popular SUVs like Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan.

11:23 (IST)09 Oct 2018
Honda cars India dealer network

At the moment, Honda Cars have a strong sales presence in India with 341 dealership and service centres in 231 cities across the country. The new generation Honda CR-V has been on sale in the global markets and India gets it today. In India, the SUV comes via the CKD route and is being assembled at the company's plant in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

11:16 (IST)09 Oct 2018
2018 Honda CR-V review

Here is our detailed review of 2018 Honda CR-V. The SUV is expected to be launch at an expected price of Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom) and will takes on the likes of Toyota Fortuner

11:13 (IST)09 Oct 2018
Honda cars India journey so far

The first ever Honda Car sold in India was the City and now the company has 8 cars/SUVs in its product line-up including the all-new CR-V. Honda in India sold its first car in January 1998, HCIL reached the first 5 Lakh sales milestone in March 2012 (14 years 3 months). The journey to the next 5 lakh sales (cumulative 10 lakh) was much quicker in October 2015 (3 years 7 months) and the latest 5 lakhs (cumulative 15 lakh) have been the fastest in just 34 months.

11:07 (IST)09 Oct 2018
Honda sales

In September 2018, Honda confirmed that its crossed the sales milestone of 1.5 million units in India. The success of the cars like Honda City, Honda Jazz and Honda Amaze helped the company to sell 15 lakh cars in 20 years.

11:02 (IST)09 Oct 2018
Year 2018 for Honda

The ongoing year 2018 has been a comeback year for Honda Cars in India and the company has been aggressive on all fronts. From bringing in the new 2018 Honda Amaze and now CR-V the company plans to improve upon its market share. The all-new Honda CR-V being launched today is the company's flagship SUV and has been a big success globally. It now gets more premium and looks bolder.

The prices of 2018 Honda CR-V  start from Rs 28.15 lakh (ex-showroom)