2017 Honda CR-V with Honda SENSING hits dealerships

From June, the 2017 Honda CR-V will arrive at dealerships every where in the country. This updated version is said to have been completely redesigned and reengineered with attention to detail brought to the next level, to offer a premium SUV with a multitude of features beyond what were previously available in one of the most popular SUVs in the country.

For the first time, Honda Malaysia is introducing its comprehensive suite of Honda SENSING safety and driver-assistive technologies on the CR-V. Honda’s Advanced Safety Technology, Honda SENSING is the next generation active safety feature to assist drivers by providing warnings and aiding drivers to avoid or mitigate the severity of a collision. The technology works with both monocular camera and millimeter wave radar to enable a more complete view of the road and as an added safety measure.

The Honda SENSING safety suite consists of seven major features comprising the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Low-Speed Follow (LSF), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

First up, the two systems of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Low-Speed Follow (LSF) allow drivers to cruise at a safe distance from the vehicle in front without having to manually accelerate or decelerate, and thereby reduces driver stress especially on highways.

Next up, the ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) with LSF (Low-Speed Follow) operates at speeds up to 180 km/h. ACC also allows the driver to set a desired speed and following
interval from a vehicle detected ahead. This system helps to maintain a predetermined, safe interval from the vehicle ahead when cruising. The LSF, integrated with ACC, automatically adjusts the cruising speed when a change of speed of the vehicle ahead is detected to maintain the set, safe distance. It extends the automatic following capability to stop-and-go traffic situations (down to 0 km/h).

The combination of Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) work in tandem as a Frontal Collision Deterrence system.

Three systems of Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation
(RDM) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) are employed to minimise risk of a potential side collision.  Working with LDW, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) uses a camera to read lane markings and employs Electric Power Steering (EPS) to adjust the steering to maintain the vehicle within the lane.

The Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) operates when the vehicle is travelling at about
72 km/h – 180 km/h or more and the vehicle is departing from the roadway or the system predicts that the car will depart from the roadway. It will be activated when the vehicle veers too close to the edge of the road; the steering wheel will vibrate to alert driver and take corrective action via Electric Power Steering (EPS) to help the car stay in its lane. If the vehicle is detected leaving a lane marked by solid line, braking force via Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) kicks in to keep the vehicle from departing from the lane or roadway.

Finally, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) detects the lane boundaries and when the driver leaves the lane without using signal lights, it will notify the user with visual indication and steering vibration to bring attention to the driver.

When it comes to outlook, the 2017 CR-V has a bolder and more aggressive stance that fuses strength and masculine looks with a modern theme. The front exterior conveys an attitude with its crisper and sharper design element and strapping grille. Angular body lines run through to the rear where the wide bearing with dual exhaust. Wing-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights, LED Headlights, Tail and Brake Lights, Tailgate Spoiler and Dual Tone Alloy Wheels complete the upscale presence.

The 2017 Honda CR-V comes with a 1.5-liter VTEC turbocharged powertrain, mated with an upgraded Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). It churns 193 PS at
5,600 rpm and a torque of 243 Nm @ 2,000 – 5,000 rpm.

In dimensions, the 2017 R-V measures 4,584 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width and 1,679 mm (2WD) or 1,689 mm (4WD) in height, with a wheelbase of 2,660 mm. The ground clearance is 198 mm (2WD) or 208 mm (4WD).

Inside, the CR-V takes up segment-leading cabin proportions and a boot space with a capacity of up to 1,084 liters (with the rear seats down).

Safety features onboard the CR-V include eight all-round sensors, six Airbags, Reverse Camera and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA). The convenience portion entails Smart Entry and Push Start Button .

The 2017 CR-V starts from RM141,500, based on Honda Malaysia’s webpage. We’ll update on actual pricings and colors soonest.

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