AND FEATURES OF 2018 HONDA CR-V DIESEL 4WD
Once you step inside you notice a very roomy CR-V cabin.
The materials used inside are of good quality. The meter gauge progressively
illuminates when you open the door to enter the vehicle. The instrument
lighting illuminates and then brightens progressively to 100per cent when the
ignition is switched on. At the end of the drive, the instrument lighting dims
There is a new instrument panel comprising a full-colour
7-inch driver information interface display and a 7-inch colour touchscreen
display audio system. The steering wheel can be adjusted for both rake and
reach. The audio system offers 180 watts of power output with six speakers. The
audio system supports AM/FM and Bluetooth streaming audio while being
compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto platforms.
The diesel vehicle we drove came with three rows of seats
which can accommodate 7 people in total. The seats at the rear are 60:40 split.
With all rows upright, you get around 150 litres of boot space. But when the
3rd row seat is folded, you get 472 litres of space and a massive space of 936
litres is there for you when the 2nd and 3rd row seats are folded. Under floor
storage is available just behind the rear seats. With a flat luggage
compartment, it is easy to load and unload luggage smoothly.
PERFORMANCE OF 2018 HONDA CR-V DIESEL 4WD
The Honda CR-V sits within a very tough monocoque SUV
segment in India. The likes of Jeep Compass, the Skoda Kodiaq and the Hyundai
Tucson rule the roost here. They offer a lot more power and torque, as compared
to the Honda CR-V. But that does not mean that you can rule out any challenge
from the CR-V.
The new Honda CR-V comes with features like remote
keyless entry, push button start/stop, etc. The diesel turbo engine powered
CR-V is mated to a new 9 speed automatic transmission with an electronic gear
selector and paddle shifters. Once you tap the D mode, you will be pleasantly
surprised by the ability of the car to launch itself smooth and fast. The low
gear ratio ensures a quick and powerful launch while the high gear ratios lower
engine speed at cruising speed giving the car lower noise and better fuel
So what does the nine-speed transmission do? Since there
is greater number of gears, it means smaller gear steps, thus providing better
response to drive inputs. Power delivery is linear as you step on the
accelerator. The new 9-speed automatic transmission can even shift directly
down gears from 9th to 5th and 7th to 4th gear, additionally to all two gears
and one gear downshifts. All other multiple down shifts are overlapped shifts
where an additional shift needs to be performed in background in order to
achieve the target gear. This brings out the efficiency of the new