Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) officially launched the refreshed Honda CR-V through a virtual media event streamed via HCPI’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Aside from the aesthetic updates, that the brand's well-loved SUV now also has Honda's top-of-the-line safety system on its top tier variant.
The refreshed CR-V has a redesigned exterior that gives it a modern and stylish appearance. Upfront, the new CR-V features a redesigned front bumper, anew chrome grille wing, and chrome bumper accents. LED Headlights alongside LED Fog lights are now standard across all variants, while the top SX Diesel 9AT AWD is now equipped with front sequential turn signals. Roof rails are no standard across all models, and SX Diesel 9AT AWD, S Diesel 9AT, and 2.0S CVT variants now ship come with newly designed 18” alloy wheels.
At the rear, the new CR-V also gets updated with dark-tinted rear taillights and a redesigned rear bumper. The S Diesel 9AT variant features a Power Tailgate providing improved convenience in accessing the rear cargo area while the SX Diesel 9AT AWD has a new Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate, which uses sensors under the rear. Other features such as the Panoramic Sunroof and Auto Rain Sensing Wipers are also exclusively available to the SX Diesel 9AT AWD variant.
Designed to comfortably accommodate up to 7 passengers, the new CR-V continues to boast impressive space, comfort and convenience features, and new improvements particularly on the seats and center console. Upfront, the new CR-V SX Diesel 9AT AWD is fitted with an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat with 4-way power lumbar support that allows for a customizable seat configuration, helping provide even more comfort for the driver. Also, a 4-way power-adjustable seat is likewise available for the front passenger.
USB ports are now located on the center console for easy connectivity access. The SX Diesel 9AT AWD now also comes equipped with a wireless mobile charger for added convenience.
To keep passengers comfortable and entertained, the new CR-V SX Diesel 9AT AWD, S Diesel 9AT, and 2.0 S CVT variants are equipped with a 7-inch Touchscreen Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, the SX Diesel 9AT AWD and S Diesel 9AT variants pack a Navigation feature and additional controls for its automatic air conditioning system.
Moreover, the third-row seat of the 7-seater diesel variants comes with 50:50 Split Reclining seats and additional air-conditioning vents with independent controls.
In addition, the new CR-V’s unparalleled cargo capacity can handle a variety of cargo requirements, depending on the customer’s needs. The 7-seater diesel variants’ flexible seat configuration can accommodate 472 liters of cargo space with the third-row seats tumbled and 967 liters of cargo space with both the second and third-row tumbled. The 2.0S CVT variant, on the other hand, can comfortably accommodate 5 passengers with 522 liters of cargo space behind the rear seats.
Engine and Transmission
Under the hood, the new CR-V is available with two engine options: the 1.6-liter DOHC i-DTEC Turbo Diesel engine mated to a 9 Speed Automatic Transmission, which produces 118hp at 4,000rpm, and a maximum torque of 300Nm at 2,000rpm; and the 2.0-liter SOHC i-VTEC engine mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that produces a maximum output of 152hp at 6,500rpm and peak torque of 189Nm at 4,300rpm powering the lone 5-seater gasoline variant. As with the other vehicles in it's stable, the new CR-V is still equipped with Honda’s Eco Assist System that consists of the ECON mode and Eco-Coaching Ambient Light which encourages fuel-efficient driving.
Safety and Honda SENSING
The top of the line variants of the new CR-V (SX Diesel 9AT AWD and S Diesel 9AT variants) now come equipped with Honda’s SENSING suite of driver-assistive functions. Through a monocular camera and wave millimeter radar, both devices work simultaneously to monitor and assess various road conditions in front of the vehicle, alerting the driver of potential hazards on the road. Honda SENSING suite includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and the Auto High Beam. The other safety features that come standard across all variants are Front Driver and Passenger Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Emergency Stop Signal, and Multi-View Reverse Camera w/ Guidelines. Aside from the standard safety package, the SX Diesel 9AT AWD, S Diesel 9AT, and 2.0S CVT variants also get LaneWatch, side airbags, and side curtain airbags.
Colors and Availability
The new CR-V is now available at all 34 dealerships nationwide in four (4) colors with the following suggested retail prices:
- Cosmic Blue Metallic (New Color - SX Diesel 9AT AWD and S Diesel 9AT only)
- Ignite Red Metallic (New Color - All variants)
- Platinum White Pearl (All variants, Additional Php 20,000)
- Modern Steel Metallic (All variants)
Suggested Retail Prices:
- SX Diesel 9AT AWD Honda SENSING (7-Seater) – Php 2,158,000
- S Diesel 9AT Honda SENSING (7-Seater) – Php 1,888,000
- V Diesel 9AT (7-Seater)- Php 1,713,000
- 2.0 S CVT (5-Seater) – Php 1,678,000
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