Honda Australia’s have confirmed their new CR-V SUV will be an all turbocharged affair when it goes on sale in July. The high-performance VTEC Turbo engine combines with an automatic CVT transmission to delivers 140 kW of power and 240 Nm of torque. Smaller, turbocharged engines are definitely the current trend in the industry, delivering performance, while also hitting great fuel economy numbers.
Honda’s updated CR-V styling is more aggressive and sophisticated than previous models. The new direction delivers strong visual cues, thanks to crisper and sharper front end design elements, aggressively styled headlights surrounded by wing-shaped LED DRLs, and wide, muscular mudguards. The long bonnet, longer wheelbase, short rear overhang and dual exhausts also give the new CR-V a more sophisticated and athletic presence.
It offers passengers a more spacious, versatile and premium-quality interior and a host of new features and technologies for customers that enhance connectivity, comfort and convenience.
The 2017 model is based on an all-new platform architecture, targeting the highest levels of quality and driving refinement including benchmark steering precision, ride comfort, body control and cabin quietness.
For the first time, Australian buyers can choose between spacious five-seat or seven-seat variants. Like the current CR-V, the all-new version will be available in both front and all-wheel drive.
Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins said,
“For Australia, the Honda CR-V will be a significant player in the medium SUV segment”
Honda are having a great year with the Honda CR-V just one of three major launches for Honda in Australia in 2017. The Civic hatch is about to go on sale soon complementing the Civic sedan, followed by the CR-V and later in the year, the hot performance Type R. That Type R has recently created a buzz by setting a new record for a front wheel drive car on the Nurburgring.