The 2017 Honda CR-V is a really large SUV as revealed in the pictures during an event in Thailand.
Honda hosted the event to launch the Civic Hatchback but utilized the crowd to tease them with the upcoming CR-V.
The large SUV has always been a very strong offering from the automobile brand and it just continues to become better with every year. The seven seater diesel engine variant is coming to Thailand on March 29th. The teaser images and the video showcased during the event to keep buyers in the region interested in this new model before its big official launch.
Large cars are quite popular in the Asian market and the Thai region is no different. While the U.S. version of the car can seat only five people at the most, the one revealed had a third row making it the first ever CR-V to support a seven seater setup. The stylish, large body is equally complimented by some significant improvements in the interior of the car. Instead of the conventional gear lever, the SUV now features NSX-styled P, R, N and D buttons allowing drivers to easily navigate the vehicle in busy streets.
Being a fuel conscious buyer base, Honda has equipped the 2017 CR-V with a 1.6-liter i-DTEC turbodiesel engine which produces a solid 160 horsepower with 350 Nm of Torque. The diesel engine is connected to a nine speed automatic gearbox. These are some of the new technologies the company developed in recent times and showcased during the European launch of the CR-V.
While the diesel powertrain is the primary focus in Thailand, there is a petrol engined variant as well which uses a 2.4-liter engine with 184 horsepower and 244 Nm torque. A lower end model will use a 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine that delivers 190 horsepower with 243 Nm of torque. The SUV now features a longer wheelbase measured at 2,660 mm.
There are lots of new improvements to look forward to in the 2017 Honda CR-V seven seater edition including infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, improved LED headlights, 7-inch touchscreen display and an active grille shutter. Safety features include lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, automatic braking system, adaptive cruise control besides other add-ons. When put together, the car offers a wholesome experience for a large family and there is a possibility that the same version may get launched in Malaysia later this year.