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It's official: The all-new Honda CR-V will be arriving in the Philippines this month.

Details are still scarce, but it has been confirmed there will be a diesel variant, and that the vehicle will come equipped with three rows and seven seats. This is in line with a photo released by Honda Cars Philippines teasing an "all-new seven-seater diesel SUV" from the Japanese carmaker. We've posted the image below.

The all-new CR-V will be available for reservation by August 9. Gasoline variants will be arriving sometime this month, and you can ask your Honda dealer when the diesel variant will arrive.

We've seen the vehicle up close at the 2017 Bangkok International Show. No specifics regarding the engine yet, but we've written before that Thai-spec units pack a 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine capable of 160hp and 350Nm mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Could we see the same here in the Philippines? We'll find out soon enough.

With better looks, more seats, a new tubodiesel engine, and impressive cargo space, the CR-V is looking like an increasingly promising proposition. We'll have more details, numbers and photos when the vehicle makes its debut next Tuesday. Mark your calendars for August 8, 2017.


 

Drei Laurel
Online Editorial Assistant
Drei's passion for driving began not behind the wheel of a car, but in front of a keyboard and computer screen, playing 'Need For Speed' for hours on end with his twin brother.
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