Honda’s latest CR-V has been awarded a 5-star rating at the ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia) crash safety tests. The SUV is the first model to be awarded a 5-star rating under the new ASEAN NCAP Assessment 2017-2020 Protocol.
Upon release, the new CR-V will be offered with a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel unit as an option. The diesel’s output will be 158hp at 4,000rpm and 350Nm at 2,000rpm. The engine will come mated to a nine-speed unit from ZF. The CR-V is expected to come with front-wheel drive as standard and all-wheel drive as an option.
The fifth-generation CR-V will accomodate seven passengers rather than five. It is coming with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system replete with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a raft of features for comfort and convenience.
It is set to be released into the Indian market where it will lock horns with the recently launched Jeep Compass, the Hyundai Tucson and the VW Tiguan.