Petaling Jaya, 2 July 2013 – Honda Malaysia today launches the long awaited All-New CR-V 2.4L. This higher engine variant is introduced to fulfill market demands following customer feedback for a higher performance variant of the All-New CR-V.
The introduction of this high performance Comfortable Runabout Vehicle is part of Honda’s effort in responding to the good market acceptance of its 2.0L model, which has recorded more than 6,100 units in bookings. This bookings achievement of the All-New CR-V 2.0L accounts for 87% of the 7,000 units sales target set in March.
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno said, “We have received overwhelming record sales since the first month of launching the 2.0L CR-V. Today, we are launching the All-New CR-V 2.4L that marks a higher level of power and premium touches with its bold appearance, practicality, safety, class-leading spaciousness and fuel efficiency. With its introduction, we are confident that this model will continuously boost the sales even further and ensure it remains in the top position of the SUV market segment.”
Designed with customer needs in mind, and for those who seek for an advanced premium vehicle that combines the elements of comfort, functionality, space and power, the All-New CR-V 2.4L is certainly an ideal fit. The All-New CR-V 2.4L is targeted for mature urban families who enjoy an adventurous lifestyle, values a vehicle as a social and status symbol and at the same time place great emphasis on security and safety of their family.
Powered by Honda’s 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, the All-New CR-V 2.4L generates up to 190 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, allowing for the exhilaration of power in a drive and its torque is rated in 222Nm at 4,400 rpm.
Comfort and convenience in the All-New CR-V 2.4L is also taken to a new level with plush leather seats and an 8-Way Power Driver Seat, which can be adjusted with just one switch. The Smart Entry System is also a new feature for this model that allows drivers to enter the CR-V more effortlessly while the ignition is through a push start button. The Paddle Shift Control increases the convenience of driving with fingertip gearshift control on the steering.
The premium feel and driving comfort is enhanced with a 6.1” Touch-Screen Audio and Navigation system. The Turn-by-Turn NAVI system keeps the driver constantly informed and updated on the best route towards the destination. Meanwhile, the Bluetooth Audio with Hands-Free Telephone System (HFT) connects with the audio system and works alongside the i-MID system allowing the driver to connect their mobile device to make hands-free calls with ease.
New features have been added to the All-New CR-V 2.4L to increase driver’s visibility. The Auto-Levelling Headlight will automatically adjust the light height according to the user settings once the ignition is turned on while The Auto Light Sensor detects the surrounding light condition and will automatically activate or deactivate the headlight. The High Intensity Discharge (HID) light also adds more clarity at night to increase the driving visibility. The Auto Rain Sensor, one of the smart concepts of the All-New CR-V 2.4L also enhances the safety elements of the SUV. This sensor activates the wipers at just the right speed by detecting the amount of water on the windshield, ensuring the driver has a clear view at all times.
Overall looks-wise, the bold exterior of this model of the 4th generation CR-V is given a more masculine stance with 18-inch wheels and chrome door handles.
The All-New CR-V 2.4L maintains the well-loved features of its 2.0L variant of vehicle-like driving position, low cargo floor, 60/40 One Motion-fold Rear Seats and Reverse Camera. Subsequently, enhancing the comfort for rear seat passengers is the Rear Air Conditioner Vent. Another main highlight of the car is the ECO Assist that encourages fuel-efficient driving by guiding the driver on how to save fuel better according to their driving style.
The All-New CR-V 2.4L is also enhanced in terms of safety features. For added driver and passenger protection, this model features 6 air bags on top of the standard safety features of the 2.0L variant such as Side Airbags with Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) and 3-Point Rear Seatbelt.
Just like its predecessor, this new SUV is also equipped with an Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) System, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Traction Control System (TCS), Side Slip Control, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Hill-start assist and Motion Adaptive Electronic Power Steering (MA-EPS) to further enhance the overall security feature of the car.
The CR-V 2.4L is now available in 5 colours of Twilight Blue Metallic, Taffeta White, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl as well as a new colour, Modern Steel Metallic. The Honda CR-V 2.4L is priced at RM169,800.00 (On-the Road with insurance) and is ready for immediate viewing and booking at all Honda showrooms nationwide.
Honda Malaysia offers a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage and a new service interval of 10,000 km to provide the best ownership experience to its customers. In addition, the All-New CR-V 2.4L owners are entitled to 6 times free labour services alternating with paid services. Supporting this new service package are 62 Honda dealerships nationwide.
For more information on the CR-V 2.4L, please visit a Honda showroom or call Honda’s Toll Free number at 1-800-88-2020, or log on to www.honda.com.my.
Driver 8 Ways Power Seat
Paddle Shift Control
Touch Screen Audio and Navigation System
18" inch Alloy Wheels
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lights
Plush Leather Seats
Push Start Button
Engine 2.4L i-VTEC