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Honda Enters BS6 Era Without Civic, CR-V Diesel Variants And The BR-V


The diesel engines for both models could return with BS6 updates later this year

 

  • CR-V loses the 7-seater option and AWD drivetrain for now.
  • Civic loses 6-speed manual transmission for the time being.
  • Prices for petrol variants of both models remain unchanged
  • Both diesel models shared a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged unit producing 120PS and 300Nm.

As April 2020 and more importantly, the BS6 emission norms finally kick in, Honda has made multiple changes to its model lineup. The carmaker has gone ahead and discontinued the diesel variants of the Civic sedan and the CR-V SUV, as well as the BR-V SUV entirely. However, the carmaker could bring back the diesel engines later in the year with BS6 upgrades. We had earlier reported that the BR-V will be replaced by the HR-V later this year. Here’s all that’s changed in terms of variants:

CR-V Variants

Prices (ex-showroom, March 2020)

Prices (ex-showroom, April 2020)

Petrol 2WD

Rs 28.27 lakh

Rs 28.27 lakh

Diesel 2WD

Rs. 30.67 lakh

 

Diesel AWD 

Rs. 32.77 lakh

 

 

Honda Civic Variants

Prices (ex-showroom, March 2020)

Prices (ex-showroom, April 2020)

V

Rs. 17.94 lakh

Rs. 17.94 lakh

VX

Rs. 19.45 lakh

Rs. 19.45 lakh

VX Diesel

Rs. 20.55 lakh

 

ZX

Rs. 21.25 lakh

Rs. 21.25 lakh

ZX Diesel

Rs. 22.35 lakh

 

With the Civic and CR-V diesel variants discontined for the time being, the former is now available in only three trims and the latter in one sole petrol variant. This means that we won't get a 7-seater option and an all-wheel-drivetrain in the CR-V again for now. In the case of the Civic, the 6-speed manual transmission is dropped since the petrol variants are only offered with a CVT transmission. Both models share a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged unit producing 120PS and 300Nm.

The petrol-powered CR-V is a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated unit producing  154PS and 189Nm, paired to a CVT gearbox and 2WD. The Civic petrol variants are powered by a BS6-compliant 1.8-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated mill putting out 141PS and 174Nm. The CR-V rivals the likes of the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. On the other hand, the Civic takes on sedans like the Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla, and the Hyundai Elantra.

The Honda BR-V was launched back in May 2016 with prices ranging from Rs 9.53 lakh to Rs 13.83 lakh (ex-showroom) in four variant trims. It was based on the now-discontinued Mobilio MPV and took on the likes of the Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta. However, it never managed to strike a chord with Indian buyers. 

 

With the BS6 era officially in full swing, expect more changes to Honda’s model lineup including the launch of the BS6 WR-V facelift later this month. Pre-bookings for the SUV are already being accepted for a token amount of Rs 21,000.  

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  • Rajendra
    Rajendra | 1 month ago Cutting off Diesel variants in BS6 was not expected from Honda. Also 7 seater in CR V is not available this is not a good news. 0 Reply

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