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Honda’s CR-V has been quite a favorite softroader / SUV globally. Honda has been working on the next generation vehicle which is the 2017 Honda CR-V. It has been once again few times testing in the US, before its official unveiling. The new CR-V is slated to have seven seats, making it a much better value offering.  This new model will be made in India as it will have about 65 percent of localisation. This will also help Honda to reduce the cost of its SUV. Honda has been looking at increasing its reach in India by expanding its portfolio. The CR-V’s affordable pricing will make it a great option to consider for the Indian car market.

The new CR-V will also be positioned higher than the existing five-seater one and will be rivaling the likes of Land Rover Discovery Sport, Volvo XC60 and BMW X3.

2017 Honda CR-V Launch Date

The 2017 Honda CR-V is expected to make its debut in early 2017. The softroader will be launched in the US first, followed by other markets worldwide.

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2017 Honda CR-V Price

The 2017 Honda CR-V is expected to be priced around $35000, depending on the engine spec and variant.

Honda is ready for the launch of another seven-seater in India, the BR-V, which is based on the Brio platform and is a souped up Mobilio. However, it is positioned much below the CR-V and will compete with Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the likes.

2017 Honda CR-V Styling and Design

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The 2017 CR-V will have sharper looks though it will follow the same design language. It will get elongated projector headlamps with LED DRLs on at the bottom. The center will have a twin slats on its honeycomb grille with a lower lip in chrome. The bumpers will be redesigned and it will also get new fog lamp bezels . The lower part of the vehicle has back cladding with silver coloured scuff plates.

This also extends to the wheels arches and to the rear. It also gets six spoke alloy wheels which add to the sportiness. There are turn indicators on the ORVMs. The rear portion has typical CR-V style taillamps that extend on to the c-pillar, with the lower portion overlapping on the boot lid. The rear door will be much larger than the existing car, to allow easy access to the third row passengers. There will be a twin exhaust on the rear bumper, which is first for the CR-V.

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2017 Honda CR-V Interior

The interiors of the 2017 Honda CR-V  will be more premium as compared to the existing car. It will have similarities to the older version though. New age features like Apple Car Play and Android Auto, large seven-inch touchscreen audio system with navigation, bluetooth, USB and Aux will be present in the new CR-V. There will be steering mounted controls which will have audio, bluetooth and cruise control functions. Reverse parking sensors with camera and cooled glovebox will be offered. The vehicle is also likely to get powered seats, a panoramic sunroof automatic hatch opening. It will have one-touch tumble down seats for the second row.

The CR-V will also come with features such as push button start, keyless entry, dual zone climate control, leather seats. Safety Features include HID headlamps, four to six airbags, ABS, stability assist, hill start assist, and reverse camera. The CR-V will also get four wheel drive at standard and will be a more premium offering than the current model sold internationally.

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2017 Honda CR-V Engine

The 2017 Honda CR-V will get new updated engines from Honda’s Earth Dreams technology line-up. The new CR-V is likely to include a 1.6-litre petrol and a 2.0-liter V-TEC engine . A new 1.6-litre with 118bhp and 2.2-litre diesel also is expected for the European and Indian markets, the details of which are still unknown. Transmission options will include a six-speed manual for or a CVT option. There will also be a hybrid version in the 2017 CR-V.

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