Honda has revealed that they will be making a premium segment launch next year in India. This launch will most likely be of the fifth generation CR-V and, as mentioned above, it will be very convenient for Honda to equip it with the 1.6-litre diesel. This engine produces 160PS of power at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 350Nm at 2,000 rpm. Mated to this engine is a Shift by Wire nine-speed automatic transmission; the combination delivers a fuel efficiency figure of 18.9 kmpl (Thailand market). Also, the diesel is available with both a 2WD and a 4WD option. Both these combinations are expected to come to India without any changes.
In terms of the petrol engine option, the CR-V will retain the 2.4-litre engine which makes 190PS/226Nm in the current CR-V. Mated to this engine will be a CVT automatic transmission or a 5-speed automatic.