After much teasing and pre-launch excitement Honda Malaysia has finally taken the wraps-off the much awaited 2017 Honda CR-V that now comes with a comprehensive suite of new, class-leading features, advanced powertrain options and a new generation of Advanced Safety Technology.
With the introduction of the 2017 CR-V, Honda loyalists and new customers are now given three options of turbo variants. This includes the 1.5L Turbocharged Premium 2WD, the 1.5L Turbocharged 2WD, and the 1.5L Turbocharged 4WD.
A 2.0L i-VTEC (2WD) will be another option for naturally-aspirated driving performance. Both 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged and 2.0L i-VTEC engines are mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Paddle shift is available in all variants to assist drivers in changing gears quickly and precisely. The 4WD system has been improved to allow greater agility and light linear handling, be it over hilly terrain or paved roads for more dynamic performance.
In terms of its overall looks, Honda has given this 5th generation CR-V a major makeover for the exterior, making it bolder and tougher in appearance. Compared to its predecessors, this new gen CR-V has higher ground clearance at 198 mm (2WD) / 208 mm (4WD) as compared to the previous 170 mm of ground clearance. The solid wing face and angular body lines have shaped the model to be aesthetically sleeker, alongside LED Headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED tail and brake lights, and LED front fog lights. The full LED package offers better illumination, and together with tailgate spoiler and dual tone alloy wheels, give the CR-V a modern and premium look.
Maintaining Honda’s signature concept of “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum” design principle, the CR-V has maximised the cabin space not only for occupants but for goods as well. Occupants can rejoice when travelling in the new CR-V as the rear legroom is now roomier with 90 mm more space. The flexible configuration of the rear seats also provides convenience to owners to transport various sizes of goods, especially when they are laid flat to give an extended cargo space of up to 1,084 litres. Honda has developed the cargo space for full utilization, with up to 250 mm extra space compared to its predecessor.
The huge cargo space is complemented by the Programmable Power Tailgate**, an added convenience for owners to easily control the height and opening of the tailgate with the one-push button and Stop and Hold Programmable Height.
Inside the cabin, the new CR-V now comes with the 7-inch Advanced Display Audio that is now Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. Apart from that, dual-zone air-conditioning ensures front and rear occupants of the new CR-V are comfortable at an individual level. Taking into consideration occupant usage patterns, rear USB ports have been added to allow rear passengers to charge their devices easily. Drivers and passengers can savour in the comfort of the combi leather seats with an 8-way power seat for driver and 4-way power seat for passenger which is one of the new additional features in the CR-V.
Taking the advanced technologies in the CR-V to a higher level is the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB), which replaces the traditional hand/footbrake; this feature also allows more space at the console area and enhances driving comfort. Honda has provided a large compartment in its console area that can fit even a 13-inch laptop or a medium-sized handbag. With the Auto Brake Hold (ABH) feature, driving in congested traffic becomes a breeze whereby with only a push of a button, the vehicle’s stationary position is held without the driver having to continuously step on the brake.
In terms of safety, for the first time, Honda Malaysia is introducing Honda Sensing, the next-generation advanced safety technology to assist drivers in potentially dangerous driving conditions.
Honda Sensing provides three categories of safety suites that comprise 7 features;
a) Driver Cruising Aid
1. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
2. Low-Speed Follow (LSF)
b) Frontal Collision Deterrence
3. Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
4. Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
c) Side Collision Deterrence
5. Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
6. Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
7. Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
In addition to Honda Sensing, the new CR-V offers a host of safety features that are standard in all variants including 6 airbags and the new features of Thin-Film-Transistor Display (TFT) and Driver Attention Monitor that assist drivers to stay vigilant during the drive through a combination of alerts and steering vibrations. Other safety features available are 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 rear view camera.
The new CR-V also comes with many more new features such as Walk Away Auto Lock, and Eight Sensors*** to increase owner’s enjoyment of their new SUV. Meanwhile, the top variants of this new model are further equipped with high-end features including Honda LaneWatch Camera**, Auto High Beam** and Active Cornering Light**.
The new CR-V is available in 5 colour options namely Dark Olive Metallic (NEW), White Orchid Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic.
The on-the-road prices without insurance for all four variants are:
• 2.0L 2WD – RM142,400
• 1.5L Turbocharged 2WD – RM155,700
• 1.5L Turbocharged 4WD – RM161,600
• 1.5L Turbocharged Premium 2WD – RM167,700
The warranty for the new CR-V is maintained at 5 years with unlimited mileage at 10,000 km service intervals**** at any of the 91 Honda dealers nationwide.
**Applicable for 1.5 TC-P 2WD variant only.
*** Applicable for 1.5 TC 2WD & 4WD and 1.5 TC-P 2WD variants only.
**** Terms and conditions apply.
Check out the Video below for a closer look at the new Honda CR-V in action!
Honda CR-V Photo Gallery…