Honda CR-V to be a CKD instead of CBU

Honda has already discontinued the old CR-V and has been gearing up to launch the new Honda CR-V. The new CR-V will be housing a 2.0 litre and 2.4 litre petrol mills. The 2.2 litre i-DTEC engine that is currently available in the international market will not be coming to India as the sulphur content in Indian diesel is not suitable for the engine.

But the better part of the story is that the cost of the new Honda CR-V will be lower than its older sibling so as to compete with other products in the segment. The upcoming Honda CR-V will be assembled locally to cut down the cost and offer a more competitive pricing. Today even, BMW X1 and Merc B-Class are also locally assembled to bring down the cost. Honda will mainly be competing with these cars only so, CBU will not be a great idea.

Honda CR-V to be a CKD instead of CBU
The facelift version of the BMW X1 is all set to appear by the end of this month and CR-V will also make it around February. The CR-V will be a 5-seater. The two extra seats will be sacked on cost of more space. CR-V will also feature 4-wheel drive option and a common thought is that Honda CR-V is more affordable than BMW X1, i.e. its running cost is quite less.

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