Following its recent launches in Thailand and Indonesia, the all-new fifth-generation Honda CR-V is set to be released in Malaysia next. Information from a leaked dealership sales flyer reveals that order books for the latest version of Honda’s popular SUV will be open from 1 June 2017.
The teaser flyer reveals only snippets of information, but the following details are confirmed:
- Honda’s new 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo powerplant will be offered as the flagship engine. Outputs are not mentioned, but the same engine is rated at 190PS and 240Nm in the Indonesian market, significantly uprated from 173PS and 220Nm as offered in the Civic.
- Keyless entry, 6 airbags, and electronic stability control standard for all variants.
- LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, and LED tail lights.
High-tech autonomous driver assistance systems are on the menu as well, though likely to be limited to the range-topping models only. Said systems include autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, and road departure mitigation.
The Road Departure Mitigation System actively applies brakes and steering correction in the event it detects the vehicle’s course to be veering off the road.
Pricing and full line-up has yet to be disclosed, but we can be certain that one of the two naturally-aspirated petrol engines of the current model, likely the 2.0-litre, will be carried over to power the entry-level variant.
In neighbouring countries, the Indonesia gets the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo engine alongside the current model’s R-series 2.0-litre i-VTEC SOHC mill. Thailand, meanwhile, offers the 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel powerplant to line-up alongside the 2.4-litre Earth Dreams i-VTEC petrol engine.
All petrol-powered variants of the CR-V launched in ASEAN to date feature Honda’s Earth Dreams CVT as the standard transmission.