The first batch of the diesel-powered Honda CR-V 2018 finally arrived

Updated Sep 28, 2020 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

Anyone seen the diesel-powered Honda CR-V on the roads?

When Honda Cars Philippines has done its deliveries for the 5-seater gasoline version since August 9, 2017, it set the stage for a true go-anywhere vehicle with the potent yet effective engine. The Japanese manufacturer has not been shy about announcing that the Honda CR-V 2018 will have a series of firsts for the car, particularly, the turbo diesel versions that are scheduled to arrive by the end of September.

The All-New Honda CR-V: See The Extraordinary

This month has come around so has the latest gen of Honda CR-V for Philippine market. The maker is happy to announce that the first batch of 7-seater diesel versions has officially landed.

Purchasers will now be able to enjoy and order the much-awaited diesel-powered CR-V. The all-new Honda CR-V 2018 is powered with a 1.6-liter i-DTEC turbo diesel motor that churns out 118hp and a torque 300Nm. These horses are sent to either all wheel or front-wheel via a vaunted 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The class-leading transmission is clean, smooth, and powerful.

In addition, the newest compact crossover makes a return to the efficient fold flat configuration - 7 seats. This helps the CR-V accommodate up to 7 full-size adults as well as add practicality and sufficient space for hauling cargo.

A red Honda CR-V 2018 on display

The first batch of 7-seater diesel CR-V has officially landed

The Honda CR-V is now on sale in the variants below:

Honda CR-V 2018 Model Price
Honda CR-V SX Diesel AWD P2,049,000
Honda CR-V S Diesel P1,759,000
Honda CR-V V Diesel P1,569,000
Honda CR-V 2.0S CVT (5-seater) P1,539,000

It can now be experienced and reserved at all Honda showrooms across the country. 

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Know more about Honda CR-V 2023

Honda CR-V

The 2024 Honda CR-V is a midsize crossover SUV. For the Philippine market, it has three variants: the V Turbo CVT, VX Turbo CVT, and the RS e:HEV (hybrid) e-CVT. 

The latest version of this Honda model has two different engine options. For the top-spec hybrid trim, it uses a 2.0-liter gasoline four-banger paired with a dual motor and lithium-ion battery. The combustion component alone produces up to 145 horsepower and 183 Nm of torque. The electric-powered component meanwhile, can churn out 181 horsepower and 335 Nm of torque. 

Aboard the V and VX trims meanwhile is a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine that can churn out 187 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. 

Only the VX gets all-wheel-drive, while the rest are front-wheel-drive. All trims then use a continuously variable transmission (CVT), but the one on the hybrid trim is an electronic CVT (e-CVT). 

In terms of dimensions, the all-new CR-V is 4,691mm long, 1,866mm wide, and 1,681mm (1,691mm for VX) in height. Both the hybrid and the V’s wheelbase then spans 2,701mm (2,700mm for VX). 

Locally, the Honda CR-V competes against the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Cherry Tiggo 8 Pro, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Peugeot 5008, etc. 

₱ 2,100,000 - ₱ 2,590,000