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Honda introduces 2017 CR-V crossover

Honda unveiled the fifth generation CR-V crossover recently in Detroit.

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Honda has pulled the wraps off the all-new, fifth-generation CR-V.

The completely redesigned and reengineered 2017 CR-V, going on sale this winter, boasts bold new styling, a more premium interior, the model’s first-ever turbocharged engine and a host of new features and technologies aimed at maintaining CR-V’s status as a leader in the highly popular compact CUV segment.

The new CR-V styling heads in a fresh new direction with an aggressive attitude, thanks to crisp and sharp front-end design elements, aggressive stylized headlights surrounded by a wing-shaped LED DRL array on all trims, and wide, muscular fenders.

The long hood, longer wheelbase, short rear overhang and dual exhausts give the new CR-V a more sophisticated and athletic presence.

Cr-V Dash

The CR-V’s new windswept front end appearance includes signature Honda LED headlights (Touring trim), a Honda-first Automatic Shutter Grille System that lowers aerodynamic drag, uprated aluminum alloy wheel sizes to 17 or 18 inches on all trims and narrower A-pillars for improved visibility.

The 2017 CR-V in higher trims will feature CR-V’s first ever turbocharged engine, a more powerful and fuel-efficient 1.5-litre DOHC, direct injected and turbocharged in-line four-cylinder powerplant rated at 190 hp.

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Entry and mid-level trims will be powered by a 2.4-litre DOHC, direct-injected i-VTEC engine, and both engines will be mated to a smooth shifting and sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Shift control logic. Detailed specifications will be provided closer to launch.

Cr-V Turbo

 

The all-new body and chassis design in the 2017 CR-V provides more agile and confident handling, greater refinement, additional ground clearance and superior overall versatility.

Its front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension utilize specially tuned low-friction dampers, with both FWD and AWD models including tubular front and solid rear stabilizer bars that promote quick turn-in and flatter cornering.

Dual-pinion, variable ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) also contributes to the CR-V’s direct and satisfying steering feel.

Cr-V rear view

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