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Honda CR-V 2017 Will Feature Increased Seating Capacity, No Diesel Engines, and Front-Wheel Drive

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Honda CR-V 2017 Will Feature Increased Seating Capacity, No Diesel Engines, and Front-Wheel Drive

The all new Honda CR-V 2017 is one of the best compact SUVs as a whole according to most car experts. The best-selling crossover SUV has consistently been on top for more than 20 years now. The new SUV will be released sometime in 2017 but Honda has yet to reveal the exact date.

At first glance, the 2017 Honda CR-V model may have the same appearance as the previous version but the exterior as well as the interior styling of CR-V 2017 has been completely redesigned. The interior is classy and stylish while the exterior is expressive with its LED lighting.

In addition to this, the new CR-V will not be offering any diesel engines. The all petrol line-up is comprised of two engines; the 2.4L VTEC with 184 hp and 180 lb. – ft. of torque as well as, 1.5L turbo-charged with 190 hp and 179 lb. – ft. of torque. The new model also offers front-wheel drive or an all-wheel-drive with Honda’s CVA (continuously variable automatic) transmission. It is well equipped and well priced, starting at $24,945 to $ 34, 595. This leads many to believe that the new CR-V model is cost-effective.

Increased Seating Capacity for the Honda CR-V 2017

On the other hand, according to reports, Honda Australia is considering to manufacture and introduce the new CR-V 2017 with an option of third-row seating which offers 7 seating capacity. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins did not confirm the third-row seating option but the 5-seater mid-size SUV will most likely to get sales in 2017. In the past, Honda had expressed its interest to manufacture and launch a 7-seater. However, this option is currently not available in the United States.

Moreover, with the improvements of CR-V 2017, the most sought-after vehicle this year, it is most likely to maintain its sales lead among other crossover SUVs like Toyota and Ford next year.

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