Honda’s all-new CR-V promises new SUV benchmark
Honda Motor Co. Africa and Middle East Office launched of the all-new fifth Generation CR-V at the Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, today.
The completely redesigned and re-engineered 2017 CR-V has bold new styling, a more premium interior and a host of new features and technologies aimed at enhancing the CR-V’s status as a benchmark in the popular compact SUV segment.
The New CR-V targets the highest levels of quality and driving refinement in its class with top class steering precision, ride comfort, body control and cabin quietness. It comes in four grades: DX and LX in 2 Wheel Drive (2WD) and EX and Touring in All Wheel Drive (AWD).
New powertrain and chassis technology
At the heart of the 2017 CR-V is a 2.4-litre DOHC, direct injected i-VTEC engine mated to a smooth shifting, sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Shift control logic. The 2.4-litre engine generates 184-horsepower @ 6400rpm and a torque of 244NM @ 3900rpm. The fuel consumption statistics of the CR-V are 15.5km/L for the DX and LX grades, and 14.7km/L for the EX and Touring grades.
The all-new body and chassis design in the 2017 CR-V provides more agile and confident handling, greater drive refinement and superior overall versatility. Its front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension utilise specially-tuned low-friction dampers, with both FWD and AWD models including tubular front and solid rear stabiliser bars promoting quick turn-in and flatter cornering. Dual-pinion, variable ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) also contributes to its direct, satisfying steering feel.
Bold exterior styling
The CR-V has sharper front-end design elements, and new aggressively-styled headlights surrounded by wing-shaped LED day time running lights on all grades.
Wide muscular fenders with athletic wheel arches, longer wheelbase and short rear overhang give it a more sophisticated, athletic presence. Perfectly straddling the line between bold design and modern sophistication, this is the perfect SUV for any lifestyle.
The New CR-V also features distinct LED taillights and wheel options in 17 inches (DX and LX grades) and 18 inches (EX and Touring Grades). Other notable standard features include power door mirrors, side mirror LED indicators, rear fog lights, headlight off timer, various chrome garnishes and auto rain sensing wipers (Touring only).
Premium, spacious and technologically-advanced interior styling
The CR-V has a completely redesigned cockpit, and innovative premium features. The more spacious cabin, with top-in-class interior space and the best rear seat leg room in its class, features upgraded materials, including a new soft-touch instrument panel and more intricately stitched seats. A colour TFT driver information interface (DII) display adds to the new design aesthetic.
Connectivity and audio performance are provided through a new generation of advanced technologies. DX and LX grades have a five-inch colour screen audio and the EX and Touring grades have a seven-inch touch screen display audio interface with an Android operating system. The 7-inch touch screen is compatible with Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto platforms, giving seamless integration of key smartphone features and functions, including smartphone powered GPS navigation and voice-controlled search capabilities.
The car features Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. This targets the highest available collision safety ratings, including an NCAP 5-star overall vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
An Electronic Brake Booster (EBB) replaces the conventional vacuum Brake Booster. This monitors vehicle speed as well as pressure applied to the brake pedal, building superior hydraulic pressure quicker and with less pedal effort in all braking situations.
Other Honda active-safety features such as Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control Systems (TCS), Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS), Electronic Brake Distributor (EBD), Agile Handling Assist, Tire Pressure Monitor System(TPMS), Brake Over Ride System and Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Rear Parking sensors are present in the LX, EX and Touring grades.