2017 Honda CR-V in Thailand to get 9-speed auto and diesel engine

By CARSIFU | 6 March 2017

BANGKOK: The 2017 Honda CR-V will get a 1.6L i-DTEC Turbo engine for the first time in Thailand together with a 9-speed automatic transmission.

To be launched in Thailand soon, the CR-V's 1.6L i-DTEC 4-cylinder turbo engine was developed by Honda’s engineering team in Japan under its “Earth Dreams Technology” concept.

It has a 2-stage Turbo system which produces a maximum power of 160hp at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 350Nm at 2,000 rpm and has a high fuel efficiency of 18.9km per litre.

Together with a 9-speed automatic transmission, this provides superior acceleration and Co2 emission rate of only 141 g/km.

Two months after its official launch in the USA, the all-new Honda CR-V received the “Best Compact SUV 2017” award.