Jakarta 2017: All-New Honda CR-V Debuts In Indonesia – 1.5 Turbo, 7 Seats, Higher Price Too

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Jakarta 2017: All-New Honda CR-V Debuts In Indonesia – 1.5 Turbo, 7 Seats, Higher Price Too

The all-new 2017 Honda CR-V made its Indonesian debut at yesterday’s opening of the 2017 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS).

Locally assembled in Indonesia, the Indonesian-market CR-V now comes with seven seats, as well as Honda’s latest 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo engine that we’ve already experienced in the Honda Civic. The forced induction engine is paired to a CVT-type automatic transmission driving the front wheels. There are no 4WD variant offered as Indonesia’s tax structure puts a penalty on 4WD vehicles.

The 1.5-litre turbo engine replaces the previous model’s 2.4-litre i-VTEC engine option, with the 2.0-litre i-VTEC naturally aspirated engine continuing its role as the base model’s engine, but this time it’s paired to a CVT.

There are three variants on offer – 2.0-litre, 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo, and 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo Prestige, all paired to a CVT.

All three variants come with roof-mounted air-conditioning vents for rear passengers while the most expensive Prestige variant adds LED headlamps, panaromic sunroof and engine push-start button, as well as side and curtain airbags and electronic stability control (VSA). It also has height adjustable power-operated tailgate.

The improved features come at a price though.

With an additional third row seat and a more sophisticated engine, there is a marginal increase in price. In Indonesia, the CR-V’s starting price is now 5 percent higher than before, starting at IDR 432,000 for the 2.0 i-VTEC before topping out at IDR 508,000 for the 1.5 VTEC Turbo Prestige.

The all-new CR-V is expected to be launched in Malaysia before the year ends. 



Hans

Hans

As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.


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