Bookings open for 2017 Honda CR-V; bigger, safer and more powerful

By CARSIFU | 1 June 2017

PETALING JAYA: Bookings for the new 2017 Honda CR-V sport utility vehicle (SUV) can be placed at all 91 Honda showrooms nationwide.

Standard in all variant are 6 Airbags, Reverse Camera, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Smart Entry and Push Start Button for convenience.

The 5th generation CR-V has been redesigned, and it sports wing-shaped LED daytime running lights, and LED headlights, tail and brake lights.

A tailgate spoiler and dual tone alloy wheels complete the sporty looks.

Cargo space can be up to 1,084 litres when the rear seats are on flat mode.
Cargo space can be up to 1,084 litres when the rear seats are on flat mode.

New powertrain and and bigger body

In addition to Honda Sensing, for the first time, the 2017 CR-V has a 1.5-litre VTEC turbocharged engine mated to an upgraded Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT).

Developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology, this new powertrain generates more horsepower and torque than its predecessor - up to 193ps at 5,600 rpm, while the torque is rated at 243Nm @ 2,000 – 5,000 rpm.

Size wise, the 2017 CR-V is built bigger than its 4th generation predecessor; measuring 4,584mm in length, 1,855mm in width and 1,679mm (2WD) or 1,689mm (4WD) in height, with a wheelbase of 2,660mm.

The ground clearance is 198mm (2WD) or 208mm (4WD), providing a bolder stance.

Honda says the 2017 CR-V continues to offer sedan-like handling, and provides class-leading interior spaciousness and practicality.

Cargo space can be up to 1,084 litres when the rear seats are on flat mode.

The huge space is easily created with just a pull of the lever to lay the rear seats almost completely flat.

Heaps of safety features

For the first time, Honda Malaysia is introducing its comprehensive suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assist technologies, in order to avoid or mitigate the severity of a collision.

Honda Sensing is unique as it uses both a monocular camera and millimetre wave radar to enable a more complete view of the road.

01 All-New 5th Generation CR-V

A monocular camera placed at the top of the windshield and millimetre wave radar inside the front grille combine the strength of the radar in object detection and the camera in object recognition.

The Honda Sensing safety suite consists of seven features, which are Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Low-Speed Follow (LSF), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) that will provide Driver’s Cruising Aid, Frontal Collision Deterrence and Side Collision Deterrence.

The two systems of ACC and LSF allow drivers to cruise at a safe distance from the vehicle in front without having to manually accelerate or decelerate, and thereby reduces driver stress especially on highways.

ACC with LSF operates at speeds up to 180 km/h.

LSF also extends the automatic following capability to stop-and-go traffic situations (down to standstill).

Meawhile, the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), which use the monocular camera and millimetre wave radar, work in tandem as a Frontal Collision Deterrence system.

When the FCW system detects a risk of collision with the front vehicle, it triggers a visual warning and audible alerts for the driver.

When the CMBS system determines a potential collision ahead, it will autonomously engage the brakes to reduce vehicle speed, and therefore reduces the severity of a collision.

Also, the three systems of LKAS, RDM and LDW can minimise risk of a side collision.

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) uses a camera to read lane markings and adjusts the electric power steering to maintain the vehicle within the lane.

The Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) operates when the vehicle is travelling at about 72 km/h – 180 km/h and the vehicle is departing from the roadway or the system predicts that the car will depart from the roadway.

It will be activated when the vehicle veers too close to the edge of the road; the steering wheel will vibrate to alert driver and take corrective action via the electric power steering (EPS) to help the car stay in its lane.

If the vehicle is detected leaving a lane marked by solid line, braking force via Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) kicks in to keep the vehicle from departing from the lane or roadway.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) detects the lane boundaries and when the driver leaves the lane without using signal lights, it will notify the driver with visual indication and steering vibration.

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