Honda Malaysia has just unveiled the all-new fifth-generation Honda CR-V, available in four trim levels across two engine choices including the company's new 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo engine. The new Honda CR-V brings premium features to a mainstream model, including Adaptive Cruise Control, digital meter cluster, LED headlights and a turbocharged engine.
The company is offering four variants of the Honda CR-V. Prices below are OTR without insurance.
- Honda CR-V 2.0 2WD - RM142,400
- Honda CR-V 1.5 TC 2WD - RM155,700
- Honda CR-V 1.5 TC 4WD - RM161,600
- Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P 2WD - RM167,700
Now in its fifth iteration, the Honda CR-V now shares its platform with the all-new Honda Civic. Ground clearance is now 198 mm for the 2WD model and 208 mm for the 4WD model, a 28 mm increase over the model it replaces. Inside, the rear seats can be folded flat to reveal a boot space of up to 1,084 litres. Rear legroom has also grown by 90 mm over its predecessor.
Visually, the 2017 Honda CR-V receives the company's signature solid wing face front grille surrounded by a pair of LED headlights. LED daytime running lights and LED front fog lights are also standard across the range.
The new Honda CR-V is the first model in the ASEAN region to offer Honda Sensing, the company's advanced driver assistance features, like Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Low-Speed Follow (LSF), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). Honda Sensing is only available on the range-topping Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P 2WD.
Engine and Transmission
Honda has dropped its 2.4-litre i-VTEC petrol engine for its higher spec models, replacing it with a 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo engine that churns out 193 PS and 243 Nm. The entry-level Honda CR-V is powered by a 2.0-litre SOHC i-VTEC engine, carried over from the predecessor, pushing out 154 PS and 189 Nm. Both engines are mated to the company's continuously variable transmission (CVT), with drive sent to either the front or all four wheels, depending on specification.
Trims and standard features
Four trims are available at launch.
The entry-level Honda CR-V 2.0 2WD receives these kit:
- LED headlights, front/rear fog lights
- LED DRL
- Power adjustable side mirrors with turn signals
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Walk Away Auto Lock
- Smart Entry with Push Start Button
- Paddle shifters
- Cruise Control
- Digital meter cluster
- Dual-zone air-conditioning with rear air vents
- Power adjustable front seats (8 way driver, 4 way passenger)
- 2 rear USB charger
- Auto Dim Rear View Mirror
- 7-inch Display Audio With 2 USB and HDMI input, 8 speakers
- Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity
- Six airbags
- Rear seat ISOFIX
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Agile Handle Assist (AHA)
- ABS with EBD, BA
- Auto Brake Hold (ABH)
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
- Reverse camera
- Alarm with immobilizer
The very practical centre console box, which can be configured in a multitude of ways will be greatly appreciated by ladies, because it's big enough to fit a decent size handbag. No more putting your Hermes, Coach or Chanel bags on the floor.
For the Honda CR-V 1.5 TC 2WD and 4WD variants, equipment includes:
- Auto wipers
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- 4 front parking sensors
The range-topping Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P 2WD includes these kit:
- Auto High Beam
- Active Cornering Lights
- Programmable Power Tailgate
- Honda LaneWatch Camera
- Honda Sensing
A total of five colours are offered on the new Honda CR-V, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl and Dark Olive Metallic, with the latter being a new colour for Honda Malaysia.
Buyers of the 2017 Honda CR-V is backed by a five year unlimited warranty program, with service interval set at every 10,000 km.
As before, the all-new CR-V is locally-assembled at Honda Malaysia's plant in Pegoh, Melaka.
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