Also confirmed across the range, a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque linked to a CVT automatic transmission with the option of two wheel drive or all wheel drive.
For the time being the CR-V will do without a diesel variant, with the previous CR-V diesel failing to attract significant buyer interest.
The seven-seat option will make the CR-V one of just three medium SUVs available in Australia with a third row of seats, joining the Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail in offering an extra-seating variant.
The only other standard features confirmed for the 2017 CR-V include LED running lights and a dual-outlet exhaust system but Honda Australia has yet to reveal any details of specifications of pricing at this stage.
“For Australia, the Honda CR-V will be a significant player in the medium SUV segment,” Honda Australia Director, Stephen Collins. said.
“As well as the VTEC Turbo engine line-up across the range, family buyers will also appreciate the versatility afforded by being able to choose between a five, or seven-seat models. Our customers have been asking for this level of versatility and now we’ll deliver it.”
Full details of pricing, range, and specifications for the new CR-V will be released in the lead-up to the Australian launch, set to take place in July.
Overseas model shown.
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