The sixth-generation Honda CR-V has been officially launched in the Malaysian market, a month after it was made available for booking.
According to Honda Malaysia, the SUV has amassed over 2,000 bookings within the period. The company targets to achieve a monthly sales target of 1,000 units.
The CR-V is offered in four variants, with the following prices:
- 1.5L S – RM159,900
- 1.5L E – RM169,900
- 1.5L V – RM181,900 2.0L
- e:HEV RS – price to be announced later
The range-topping e:HEV RS will only be launched early next year, thus its price will be announced closer to the launch date.
In conjunction with Honda’s 75th anniversary and Honda Malaysia’s celebration of 20 years of CKD production of the CR-V, the company is offering a special price of RM157,900 for the CR-V 1.5L S for the first 750 customers.
Compared to the outgoing model, the new CR-V has larger a footprint that measures 4,691 mm in length, 1,866 mm in width and 1,681 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,701 mm, 40 mm longer than before.
The e:HEV RS variant is powered by a combination of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and an improved Hybrid Traction Motor producing a total output of 184 PS and 335 Nm. Power is delivered to the front wheels through an e:CVT.
The other three variants feature a 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine with 193 PS and 243 Nm of torque, paired with a CVT. The S and E variants are front-wheel drive, while the V variant is equipped with the Real Time AWD all-wheel-drive system.
Moving on to the features, all CR-V variants come standard with LED headlights and taillights, and sequential turn signal lights. LED fog lights are only available from the E variant and above.
The alloy wheel sizes start from 17 inches for the S variant, up to 18 inches for the E, V, and RS. As the sportiest variant, the RS wheel comes in Berlina Black.
Inside, the CR-V (save for the S variant) is equipped with leather upholstery, driver’s seat memory function, eight-way power adjustment for the driver and four-way for passengers, additional USB Type C ports, 15W wireless charger, a nine-inch audio display, and paddle shifters.
The V variant adds ambient lighting, while the RS variant includes a smart key card, a 10.2-inch digital meter, head-up display, driving mode switch, Active Sound Control, and a Bose audio system with 12 speakers.
As for safety, Honda Sensing is now equipped as standard across the range. It comprises nine features:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Departure Warning
- Road Departure Mitigation
- Lane Keep Assist System
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Lead Car Departure Notification System
- Low Speed Follow
- Adaptive Driving Beam (RS only)
Meanwhile, Honda LaneWatch is available in the E, V, and RS variants, while the 360-degree multi-view camera system is available in the V and RS variants only.
The CR-V is available in five colours, namely Canyon River Blue, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Meteoroid Gray Metallic, and Ignite Red Metallic.
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