Should be cheaper to run overall
Honda Cars Philippines unveiled last night the newest 2017 CR-V models, with the headline model being a diesel-powered variant.
The diesel CR-V has a 1.6-liter DOHC i-DTEC turbo diesel engine developed under Earth Dreams Technology that has a maximum power of 120PS at 4,000rpm and peak torque of 300 Nm at 2,000 rpm. That engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission model with an electronic gear selector along with paddle shifters similar to Honda’s smaller and sportier models.
Fans of the gasoline model shouldn’t fret, as there’s also a 2.0 liter SOHC i-VTEC engine equipped CR-V that produces a maximum output of 154 PS at 6,500 rpm and peak torque of 189 Nm at 4,300 rpm. The gasoline engine is paired off with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
As for the chassis, its been engineered from the ground up to provide the CR-V with better handling, sporting a wider front and rear track combined with front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension. An all-wheel-drive system will be made available for the flagship SX Diesel 9AT AWD variant, which also receives a ground clearance of 208mm.
Honda’s also revamped the interior of the CR-V, and the vehicle can now seat 7 people comfortably inside. There’s a new full-color thin film transistor (TFT) instrument cluster that’s standard on all variants as well as an electronic 8-way power adjustment for the seats. The CR-V also gets a seven-inch touchscreen display, as well as a multi-view reverse camera.
The new CR-V isn’t cheap – the base model will run you around 1.5 million for the 5-seater 2.0S CVT, and prices go up to 2 million for the SX Diesel 9AT AWD.
SX Diesel 9AT AWD (7-Seater) – Php 2,049,000
S Diesel 9AT (7-Seater) – Php 1,759,000
V Diesel 9AT (7-Seater)- Php 1,569,000
2.0S CVT (5-Seater) – Php 1,539,000