2021 Honda CR-V showcased at the 2020 Bangkok International Motor Show
The official distributor of Honda in Thailand, Honda Automobile Thailand, has released the new 2021 CR-V at the 41st Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS). It is the very first auto show, which has been conducted after the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. The show started on July 13, 2020, and will be running till July 26, 2020.
A lot of live photos of the 2021 Honda CR-V's release have been floating here and there. Also, Honda Thailand has released some images at the official press conference. One can easily find out the modifications done on the new car.
At the front, the 2021 Honda CR-V gets a redesigned bumper along with black cladding. Furthermore, it is contrasted with the large chrome trim piece. There is also a reshaped fog light housing, and just below it, there are some vents. The big chrome grille is replaced now, and a new sleeker black unit takes its place. There is also an optional sensor in the grille. The new CR-V also gets 18-inch sport design alloy wheels.
However, the rear portion does not tell the same story as the front. There are some minor changes, including chrome trim on the tailgate, revised rear bumper, and dark-tinted LED taillights.
Getting inside the car, the new CR-V has enough space and a lot of comfort features. It is available in both 5-seater and 7-seater layouts. The interior is well decorated with wood and piano black material. Other features include a seven-inch touch screen having Apple CarPlay and Siri voice control, auto foldable side door mirrors, eight-way electrically adjustable driver's seat, i-Dual Zone automatic left/right temperature control air-con system and multi-functional steering wheel.
The Thailand-spec CR-V is available in two different engine options including 2.4-litre four-cylinder gasoline and a 1.6-litre turbo diesel. The former is capable of churning out a maximum of 173 PS along with a peak torque of 224 Nm. The power is sent to the wheels (2WD and 4WD) via a CVT automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the latter can produce a maximum of 160 PS power, while the peak torque sticks at 350 Nm. The engine is only available in 4WD and is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.