Honda Malaysia has finally opened the order books for the highly anticipated fifth-generation CR-V, and we are pleased to report that it will in fact be getting the 1.5-litre turbocharged VTEC four-cylinder engine.
It’s unclear at this point if it’s going to be a 5-seater or 7-seater, though. The engine is tuned to produce 191 hp and 243 Nm and it’s paired to a strengthened CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The new CR-V is built to be larger than the model it replaces and it will be offered in both 2WD and 4WD configurations.
High-spec variants will get LED headlamps with wing-shaped LED DRLs, LED-combination tail lamps, sporty tailgate spoiler, dual-tone alloy wheels, smart entry with push-start button and Honda SENSING. This is the first time Honda Malaysia is offering their latest-generation active safety features and driver assistive technologies.
Honda SENSING is comprised of seven class-leading features: Adaptive Cruise Control, Low-Speed Follow, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigating Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Warning and Lane Departure Warning. Below is the breakdown:
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) – automatically applies acceleration and/or braking force when activated
- Low-Speed Follow (LSF) – Basically an extension of ACC, but works in stop-and-go traffic conditions, even bringing the CR-V to a full stop
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – Triggers visual and audible alerts when the system (a combination of monocular camera and radars) detects any risk of collision
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) – When a potential collision is detected, CMBS will automatically apply braking force to reduce severity of the impact
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) – Uses the monocular camera to read lane markings. Computers will then make the necessary adjustments to your steering wheel to keep the car within the desired lane
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) – Operable between 72 km/h to 180 km/h, RDM will continuously monitor the road ahead, only intervening when the car is leaving a marked lane
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – Alerts the driver through steering vibration and visual warning should a lane-changing manoeuvre be executed WITHOUT the use of signal indicators
All told, the CR-V is quite possibly the highest-tech Honda model to be launched in Malaysia to date. Other key features include six-airbags, reverse camera, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and up to eight parking sensors. The rear seats fold flat to free up to 1,084 litres of loading space.
Should you be interested in the CR-V, be sure to be among the first to place your orders at any one of the 91 authorised Honda dealerships across the country. You can also catch the CR-V in the flesh when it goes on tour (refer to schedule below).
|4 June 2017||Gurney Paragon, Penang||10:00 am – 10:00 pm|
|7 – 11 June 2017||Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur||10:00 am – 10:00 pm|
|11 June 2017||Imago Mall, Kota Kinabalu||10:00 am – 10:00 pm|
|16 – 18 June 2017||AEON Tebrau City, Johor Bahru||10:00 am – 10:00 pm|
|18 June 2017||Plaza Merdeka, Kuching||10:00 am – 10:00 pm|