Honda Malaysia today launched its fifth generation CR-V available in four variants, priced from RM142,400, which is equipped with a suite of new features from its exterior, interior, advanced powertrain to advanced safety technology.
The EEV-certified vehicle is powered by either a 1.5L Turbocharged Premium 2WD, 1.5L Turbocharged 2WD or 1.5L Turbocharged 4WD, while a 2.0L i-VTEC 2WD engine is also an option for naturally aspirated driving performance.
All engines are mated with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology and all variants come with paddle shifters.
The exterior has also received a major makeover, with a higher ground clearance of 198mm for the 2WD variants and 208mm for the 4WD variants compared to the previous 170mm in the fourth generation.
It is fitted with LED Headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, LED Tail and Brake Lights, and LED Front Fog Lights as well as tailgate spoiler and dual tone alloy wheels.
Cabin space has also been maximised, not only for occupants but also for goods, with an extra 90mm of legroom in the rear, while the flexible configuration of the rear seats allows owners to transport various sizes of goods and gives extended cargo space of up to 1,084 litres.
The huge cargo space is complemented by the Programmable Power Tailgate which is only available in the top spec variant for owners to easily control the height and opening of the tailgate with the one-push button and Stop and Hold Programmable Height, another premium feature offered for the first time by Honda Malaysia.
On the inside, the CR-V features combi leather seats with an eight-way power seat for the driver and four-way power seat for the front passenger, and it is equipped with a 7” Advanced Display Audio that is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ready along with two USB ports in the front and rear.
Space in the console area has also been freed as the CR-V is equipped with an electronic parking brake which replaces the traditional hand/footbrake, and a large compartment in the console area can fit up to a 13-inch laptop or medium-sized handbag.
Safety-wise, Honda has included comprehensive overall protection for driver and passengers, and for the first time is introducing Honda Sensing which provides three categories of safety suites that comprise seven features – drive cruising aid which comprises adaptive cruise control (ACC) and low-speed follow (LSF), frontal collision deterrence that comprises forward collision warning (FCW) and collision mitigation braking system (CMBS), as well as side collision deterrence which comprises lane departure warning (LDW), road departure mitigation (RDM) and lane keep assist system (LKAS).
In addition to Honda Sensing, all variants of the CR-V come with safety features including six airbags, vehicle stability assist (VSA) with agile handling assist (AHA), hill start assist (HSA), emergency stop signal (ESS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), anti-lock braking system (ABS), and multi-angle rearview camera, as well as new features Thin-Film-Transistor Display (TFT) and Driver Attention Monitor.
Other features include Walk Away Auto Lock and eight sensors in the 1.5L variants, while the top variant is further equipped with Honda LaneWatch Camera, Auto High Beam and Active Cornering Light.
The 2.0L 2WD is priced at RM142,400, the 1.5L Turbocharged 2WD is priced at RM155,700, the 1.5L Turbocharged 4WD is priced at RM161,600 and 1.5L Turbocharged Premium 2WD priced at RM167,700, OTR without insurance.
It comes in the same Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic available for the previous generation as well as White Orchid Pearl and Obsidian Blue Pearl which are new for the CR-V, and Dark Olive Metallic which is a completely new colour for a Honda vehicle.
The CR-V is also offered with three accessories packages – Utility Package priced at RM1,165 which includes Cargo Tray, Cargo Net, Trunk Organiser, Sun Shade and Door Protector Film, Urban Package which comes with Door Visor, Rear Bumper Protector and Illuminated Side Step priced at RM1,790 and Aero Package for 2.0L 2WD and 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged variants priced at RM5,900 and RM5,700 respectively, with Front Aero Bumper, Running Board, Rear Aero Bumper, as well as Exhaust Pipe Finisher only for the 2.0L 2WD variant.
These accessories package prices are after 10% discount, giving savings of up to RM665.
Honda Malaysia targets sales of 700 units for the CR-V per month.
The warranty for the All-New CR-V is maintained at five years with unlimited mileage at 10,000km service intervals.