Honda Malaysia has officially initiated bookings for its highly anticipated SUV, the 6th Generation all-new Comfortable Runabout Vehicle (CR-V). With plans to wrap up 2023 on a high note, the official launch of the CR-V is scheduled for December 2023. The CR-V, a model with a 20-year history, holds the distinction of being the first Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) model produced at Honda Malaysia’s Melaka manufacturing plant in 2003.
To date, the CR-V has exceeded 129,000 units in sales, solidifying its status as one of Honda Malaysia’s top-selling models. The new CR-V introduces a modern design concept that combines refined elegance with a sophisticated appearance, embodying Honda’s design language. The e:HEV RS variant, in particular, boasts a premium feel with distinct styling, featuring a bold Mesh Pattern Front Grille, Full LED Headlights and Tail-Lights, LED Front Fog Lights, and Front LED Sequential Turn Signals. Sleek door handles and Berlina Black 18-inch Alloy Wheels further contribute to its modern and stylish profile.
Enhancing both aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, the e:HEV RS variant incorporates an Active Shutter Grille, a first for the CR-V model. This grille, mounted on the Front Lower Bumper, intelligently regulates cooling airflow based on speed, engine temperature, and cooling requirements. Honda Malaysia offers two powertrain options for the All-New CR-V – the new generation 2.0L e:HEV Powertrain and a 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged Engine.
As Honda Malaysia’s flagship model, the new CR-V introduces the e:HEV Powertrain, the first in Honda’s lineup, offering improved Hybrid Traction Motor performance, achieving higher top speed, 184PS of maximum power and 335Nm of torque. Additionally, the model is equipped with an Advanced 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged Engine, delivering a maximum power of 193PS and peak torque of 243Nm.
It boasts advanced technology for convenience, featuring a Hands-Free Power Tailgate with Walkaway Close, a Multi-View Camera System, and the introduction of Honda CONNECT. Safety is elevated with an upgraded Honda SENSING system, offering a total of nine safety functions, including the exclusive Adaptive Driving Beam for the e:HEV RS variant. The Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) has been improved for better line tracing and steering assistance.
To provide customers with a firsthand experience, Honda Malaysia will arrange exclusive previews at selected dealerships. Bookings for the all-new CR-V can be made through the official website, HondaTouch application, or any authorised Honda dealership nationwide.