In the BS6 period Honda removed the CR-V engine. The SUV currently only comes with a 2.0 liter petrol motor. Although Honda did not announce the explanation behind this change, we believe it may be due to the weak demand for the mid-size SUV diesel model. Honda has scrapped the Civic hybrid that was sold with the same diesel engine.
The CR-V diesel was equipped with a 1.6-liter 120PS and 300Nm motor coupled to an electronic gearbox of 9 speeds. Honda produced the CR-V in both 2WD and 4WD diesel setups. With the diesel engine discontinuation, the CR-V is now only available as a 2WD offer, as the CR-V fuel is not usable in the 4WD model.
The CR-V is now only eligible as a 5-seater, as the range for 7-seater is restricted to the diesel SUV. Save for certain items including paddle shifters and 2nd row sliding chairs, the feature set remains unchanged as they were available only on the CR-V diesel.
Other highlights include up to 6 airbags, ESP, hill launch assist, EBD ABS, lane monitor video, DRL Driven headlamps, remote engine start, panoramic sunroof, 8-way driver seat, dual-zone AC, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.