All-new Honda CR-V with more featuresPOSTED BY Motorme Admin ON 14 July 2017
Honda Malaysia sets another new benchmark for the SUV segment with the official launch of the completely re-engineered all-new CR-V.
This fifth-generation CR-V offers a comprehensive suite of new, class-leading features from its exterior through to its interior, an advanced powertrain as well as innovative safety technology.
The launch took place on Tuesday (July 12) at a showroom in Zebra Square KL, along Jalan Kampung Pandan from 10am to 1pm.
The opening ceremony started with a presentation on the CR-V’s new technical features including its very own Advanced Technology.
The powerful 1.5L VTEC turbocharged engine provides better performance, enabling the vehicle to tackle any terrain.
This engine is also listed as an energy efficient vehicle (EEV) as it has better fuel efficiency, in line with the Government’s aim and policies to become a regional EEV hub.
One of the premium features is the Programmable Power Tailgate whereby occupants can control the height and opening of the tailgate by activating the Stop and Hold Programmable Height button.
Another feature is Honda’s brand-new Honda Sensing technology, a safety feature that utilises cameras and radar to ensure the safety of the driver and passengers when driving through dangerous conditions.
Honda Sensing compromises three categories, each with different features to enhance general safety and to help prevent the vehicle from getting into collisions.
The Driver Cruising Aid category consists of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Low-Speed Follow (LSF).
The Frontal Collision Deterrence is made up of the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) while the final Side Collision Deterrence category has the Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS).
A new safety feature is the Driver Attention Monitor that aims to improve the quality of the driver’s focus on the road with the help of alerts and vibrations from the steering wheel.
For example, if the driver removes his or her hands off the steering wheel while driving then a warning signal will be displayed.
The interior design for this all-new fifth-generation SUV have been improved using the Man Maximum, Machine Minimum design concept, meaning the spaces in the cabin are larger to enhance comfort for both driver and passengers.
Occupants are able to enjoy the bigger space in which legroom has been increased to 90mm, while the capacity of the cargo space can hold up to 1,084 litres and has extended to become 250mm wider.
Another addition to compliment the large space is the new Electronic Parking Brake (EPB), which replaces the handbrake and also the Auto Brake Hold (ABH) button that allows the driver to release the foot brake when they are driving in traffic jams.
There is also the 8-Way power seat for the driver’s comfort.
Managing director and chief executive officer of Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd Katsuto Hayashi said during the opening ceremony, “Honda seeks to be the pioneer of Advanced Technology in Malaysia.
“To achieve this, our engineers have been working hard behind the scenes, testing these technologies in various conditions and places in Malaysia to ensure compatibility with our road conditions, driving habits and environment.”
As a matter of fact, Malaysia is the first country among the members of Asean to have the Honda Sensing technology introduced.
The prices of the all-new Honda CR-V starts from RM142,400 for the 2.0L 2WD, RM155,700 for the 1.5L Turbocharged 2WD, RM161,600 for the 1.5L Turbocharged 4WD and RM167,700 for the 1.5L Turbocharged Premium 2WD.
“For customers who would like to personalise their CR-V, special Aero, Urban and Utility accessory packages that start from RM1,165 up to RM5,900 are available,” said Hayashi.
Three new colours available for customers are Dark Olive Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl and White Orchid Pearl.
The remaining colours are Modern Steel Metallic and Lunar Silver Metallic, which are proven favourites of Honda customers.
The Honda CR-V made its worldwide debut in 1995 and 8.7 million units have been sold globally, with 68,000 units having been sold in Malaysia.