Honda CR-V: Cold Boot

The sense of space is also accentuated by a really simple layout. The dashboard has a neat instrument cluster with an inbuilt gimmick – you can toggle between green and white light arcs to indicate the mood of your right foot. And if you want to show your righteous side, there’s a green Econ button on the dashboard – one dab at this controls the engine and air-con to result in better fuel efficiency. Obviously an anti-adrenaline piece of kit, but then what else would you expect?

Still, you can’t expect to get lost driving the CR-V now because the top-of-the-line variant will come with a factory-fitted GPS system powered by Navteq. Of course, this unit is more than a GPS – it is also Bluetooth-enabled, so finally you can make and receive calls hands-free in a Honda.

In that sense, the CR-V is reasonably feature-packed – there’s an aux USB port to connect to the music in your pen drive, there’s independent climate control, electrically foldable ORVMs and sunroof. Heck, there’s even 17-inch alloys as standard on all variants, which all feels like a lot coming from Honda. Of course, times are tough and competition can make you do things that one never imagined. There’s no harm in changing according to the market though, because Honda isn’t the only one here to have learned a lesson. Porsche built an SUV and Ferrari a four-seater.