January 21, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

New face for the Honda CR-V

Well not exactly a new face but there are a number of changes to everybody’s favourite SUV. Jerrica Leong lists the changes down.

Well not exactly a new face but there are a number of changes to everybody’s favourite SUV. Jerrica Leong lists the changes down.

The outer shell may look similar to the model the new CR-V replaces, you need to look a little closer to notice the difference, but there are major switches under the metal. The biggest introduction is of course the 2.0-litre 2WD version. 

Honda had introduced the 2WD variant thanks to the high demand for two-wheel-drive-SUVs. The new 2.0-litre 2WD variant will provide more options to active achievers and young urban families.

The new 2.0-litre 2WD variant shares the same powertrain as the 2.0-litre 4WD (SOHC i-VTEC; 153bhp and 190Nm) which is mated to a five-speed Automatic Transmission to provide perfect balance of fuel efficiency and performance. Thanks to the two-wheel-drive nature the 2WD variant offers better fuel efficiency than the other two variants.

2WD aside what’s new about the new CR-V? Here’s what we’ve found out.
  • To highlight the CR-V’s bolder and more aggressive sentiments, Honda has added a two-tier front grille with chrome accents.
  • Look below the metal and you will find new front and rear bumpers to give the CR-V a solid outlook.
  • New interior features include Smart Entry with Push-Start Button, LED Daytime Running Lights and eight-way driver power seats.
  • One-Motion Rear Foldable Seats are awesome for increasing the CR-V’s cargo space area from 589-litres to 1146-litres.
  • The 2.4-litre 4WD is now equipped with the Honda LaneWatch, a camera installed on the left side mirror will play a live feed of the road when the left signal is turned on. This is a first for this segment.
  • You get the usual safety features in the new CR-V with six airbags on the 2.4-litre 4WD variant and four airbags on the 2.0-litre 2WD and 2.0-litre 4WD variant.

Pick out the new CR-V from five colours – Modern Steel Metallic, Taffeta While, Twilight Blue Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl, and pair it with four accessories packages that combine interior and exterior enhancements. You already saw how good the Modulo package had looked on the CR-V! 

The new Honda CR-V comes with a five-year warranty with unlimited mileage and service interval of 10,000km and retails at RM139,800.00 for the 2.0-litre 2WD, RM150,800.00 for the 2.0-litre 4WD and RM169,800.00 for the 2.4-litre 4WD variant.

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