Completely redesigned, the new Honda CR-V is available as an SE, SR, EX and an S grade, all boasting a 1.5 VTEC Turbo engine, with options for CVT and 7-Seaters on certain grades - but it still looks, feels and drives like a CR-V.
All set up for sporty performance, enhanced power and outstanding economy, even a quick glance at the new Honda CR-V's muscular wheel arches with a sporty, short rear overhang, greater ground clearance and alloy wheels ¬merely enhances its already sporting reputation and attitude.
When getting behind the wheel, calmness and interior ambience settle on the driver, allowing them to concentrate on a drive that has itself been enhanced.
An Active Shutter Grille system improves the aerodynamics and contributes to the overall quietness and comfort; the new CVT automatic transmission with Early Downshift During Braking feature produces a direct and connected feeling when during acceleration, keeping engine revs high during overtaking manoeuvres; and all this from the comfort of supple leather or the plush fabric seats that instil a sense of security and comfort as the world passes by outside.
Featuring eye-catching interior details made from new, modern materials, the interior of the new Honda CR-V is created to be as comfortable as possible, with designed air vents, steering wheel trim, door handles and climate control panel.
The versatile centre console has three modes, and there is a full-colour TFT display to provide the driver with essential information, right in front. This Driver Information Interface is easy to scroll through via either voice activation or the steering wheel mounted thumb pad, or via voice activation, allowing the driver to choose from a variety of features that includes SMS and email display, audio information, phone contacts, AWD status and even smart vehicle maintenance information.
The steering wheel controls control of functions such as the audio volume, the adaptive cruise control and lane keeping system - and on the top grade the internal heating in the steering wheel means that this continues to be done in comfort.
The Honda CR-V also features Bluetooth® and USB ports, allowing access to Smartphone information and playlists, and Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ allow access to phone apps on the 7" touchscreen to allow phone calls to be made and received hands-free.
When it comes to music, the pre-installed internet-based Aha™ audio player allows connection to favourite music stations, podcasts and news services.
This all allows passengers to enjoy the journey too, however many are in the car. The new CR-V keeps its effortless 'one-motion' folding rear seat and also offers the option of a third row, with two extra seats, making the Honda CR-V a 7-seater on selected petrol grades. When not in use the seats fold neatly away - disappearing into the boot floor.
The Honda CR-V features an advanced 1.5 VTEC TURBO engine via a 6-speed manual or 7-speed CVT automatic transmission which, combined with its new chassis, ensures agility with a sporty soul.
That chassis is the most sophisticated chassis ever created for the CR-V, and is designed to ensure the highest level of ride comfort, with significantly reduced noise and vibration levels. It is lighter and more rigid than ever before, and together with an all-new suspension system and Honda’s latest all-wheel drive technology – ‘Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™’ – the new CR-V is capable of an enhanced all-terrain performance.
The fuel-efficient VTEC TURBO engine is available in 173PS or 193PS versions, and allows acceleration from 0-62mph in around 10 seconds, fuel economy around 39.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 162g/km, thanks to some great Honda innovations when it comes to low-friction technology.
The new chassis helps to distribute crash energy more evenly, with the engine also directed rear and downwards to avoid cabin intrusion in a front-end collision.
On top of this, the new Honda CR-V also offers (amongst others and dependent on model and grade):
A choice of accessory packs along with an array of individual items allow personalisation to make the Honda CR-V so much more YOU!
"The fifth generation CR-V once again raises the bar with the amount of equipment it comes with as standard at base grade," comments Phil Webb, Head of Car at Honda UK. "In an incredibly competitive marketplace, the new CR-V will stand out for sophisticated and sporty design alone and we have strong sales expectations for this car."