|As promised by Honda M’sia during March’s introduction of the new Honda CR-V, the company today brought forth the 2.4-liter CR-V for the domestic market. The current Honda CR-V 2.0-liter which surfaced in early March represents the 4th-generation of the CR-V (Comfortable Roundabout Vehicle). Now, the 2.4l CR-V completes Honda’s popular SUV variant line-up.|
Since its debut, the 2.0l Honda CR-V has accorded 6,100 units in bookings, representing 87 percent of the 7,000 units per annum target. The 2.4l is instilled a bigger capacity powerplant, a broader exterior look, and ample interior conveniences and amenities.
First up, a 2.4l DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine powers the CR-V 2.4 up to 190 hp at 7,000 rpm, Torque is obviously pushed up in the bolder CR-V, getting up to 222Nm at 4,400 rpm. Looks-wise, the CR-V takes up a broader stance and larger 18-inch wheels, as well as chrome door handles.
For better driver visibility, Honda has added an HID Auto-leveling headlight into the CR-V 2.4. There are plenty of goodies inside the CR-V 2.4, for example; Auto Rain Sensor module, 6.1” Touch-Screen Audio and Navigation system, Bluetooth Audio with Hands-Free Telephone system, leather seats, an 8-way adjustable driver seat, Smart Entry system and paddle shifters on the steering.
Features inherited from the existing 2.0l CR-V include; sedan-like driving position, low cargo floor, 60/40 One Motion-fold Rear Seats, Reverse camera, rear A/C vents, and the Eco Assist. At the same time, safety features carried forward consist of Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD),VSA, Traction control, Side-slip Control, ABS, Hill-start assist and Motion Adaptive Electronic Power Steering, side airbags with Occupant position detection system and 3-Point rear seatbelt. The 2.4l CR-V has as many as 6 airbags all around.
Yoichiro Ueno, MD & CEO of Honda Malaysia, reiterated, “Today, we are launching the All-New CR-V 2.4L that marks a higher level of power and premium touches with its bold appearance, practicality, safety, class-leading spaciousness and fuel efficiency. With its introduction, we are confident that this model will continuously boost the sales even further and ensure it remains in the top position of the SUV market segment.”
The Honda CR-V 2.4L is now available in 5 colors: Twilight Blue Metallic, Taffeta White, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, and a new shade, Modern Steel Metallic. The Honda CR-V 2.4L is priced at RM169,800.00 (On-the Road with insurance) inclusive of a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage and a 10,000km service interval, plus 6X free labor services (alternate with paid services).