Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, officially launched the new Honda CR-V through a virtual media event streamed via HCPI’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Derived from the grand concept of Heroic Beauty CUV, the New CR-V has been updated with sophisticated and modern styling features. Combined with a powerful and efficient turbo diesel engine and seven-seater capacity, the introduction of the New CR-V reaffirms Honda’s commitment to providing innovative products in response to the evolving needs of Filipino customers coinciding with the company’s 30th anniversary here in the Philippines.
The new CR-V has a redesigned exterior that gives it a modern and stylish appearance. Up front, the new CR-V features a newly redesigned front bumper, new chrome grille wing, and chrome bumper accents, which conveys a sophisticated yet commanding appearance. LED Headlights alongside LED Fog lights now also come standard across all variants, while the top SX Diesel 9AT AWD is now equipped with front sequential turn signal.
At the side, the new CR-V sports newly designed 18” alloy wheels for the SX Diesel 9AT AWD, S Diesel 9AT, and 2.0S CVT variants that feature a solid and modern tone highlighting a premium look. The New CR-V also now comes standard with new roof rails across all variants.
At the rear, the new CR-V also gets updated with dark-tinted rear taillights, and a redesigned rear bumper, perfectly complementing the overall exterior look of the vehicle.
Furthermore, the S Diesel 9AT variant is now equipped with a Power Tailgate providing improved convenience in accessing the rear cargo area. The SX Diesel 9AT AWD on the other hand now features a new Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate, which through the use of sensors under the rear bumper, enables the rear tailgate to open through a kicking motion when both hands are occupied. 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.
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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 120PS at 4,000rpm, and a maximum torque of 300Nm at 2,000rpm. Moreover, Honda’s familiar 2.0-liter SOHC i-VTEC engine mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which produces a maximum output of 154PS at 6,500rpm and peak torque of 189Nm at 4,300rpm, powers the lone 5-seater gasoline variant.
The two engine options give the new CR-V its responsive performance and fuel efficiency. On top of the CR-V’s potent powertrains, Honda’s Eco Assist System, which consists of the ECON mode and Eco-Coaching Ambient Light, encourages fuel-efficient driving.
For the new CR-V, the SX Diesel 9AT AWD and now the S Diesel 9AT variants 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 that may occur. Honda’s suite of driver-assistive features provides an array of advanced safety features such as 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.
Together with Honda SENSING, the new CR-V comes standard with an array of safety features across all variants such as 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. The SX Diesel 9AT AWD, S Diesel 9AT, and 2.0S CVT variants comes standard with additional safety features including LaneWatch, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
It maintains a 5-Star ASEAN NCAP (17- Protocol) safety rating as it gives customers better safety and peace of mind on the road.
The new CR-V is now available at all 34 dealerships nationwide in four colors with the following 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
- 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)
- Modern Steel Metallic (All variants)
*Platinum White Pearl – Additional Php 20,000