The latest 5th gen Turbo CR-V is also Honda’s greatest SUV ever, and it’s now here in Malaysia. Since its inception in 1995, the CR-V has sold over 8.7mil units worldwide. History was made when Honda Malaysia spawned its locally assembled CR-V at their Melaka plant in 2003, contributing over 68,000 units throughout its lifetime.

The stats really boomed in 2013 when the 4th gen CR-V itself topped over 30,000 units as of 2017. It truly is the best performing SUV in it’s class.

Turbo Power

You’ve heard about it by now, Honda’s newest 1.5L VTEC turbo engine that was seen in the Civic will also power the CR-V. This new force fed engine makes 193ps and 243nm, which means the CR-V gets 20 PS and 23 Nm more than the current turbo Civic

  • 1.5L Turbocharged Premium 2WD,
  • 1.5L Turbocharged 2WD, and
  • 1.5L Turbocharged 4WDA 2.0L i-VTEC (2WD) naturally aspirated engine option will be available for those who wish to opt out of Honda’s boosted variants.

Statement By Honda Malaysia MD & CEO Katsuto Hayashi 

Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Katsuto Hayashi says, “To set a higher benchmark in the segment and exceed customers’ expectations, Honda Malaysia has shifted to focus more on Advanced Technology starting with the introduction of the 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged Civic and New Jazz Sport Hybrid i-DCD.

We are very excited to show you the 5th Generation All-New CR-V that is equipped with three key Advanced Technologies, the ‘1.5L VTEC Turbocharged Engine’, ‘Honda SENSING’ and advanced features such as ‘Programmable Power Tailgate’. We believe this focus transition will lead us to make ‘Tomorrow’s Dream, Today’s Reality’. We are also proud to note that Malaysia is the first country in ASEAN that is introducing Honda SENSING, the Next Generation Advanced Safety Technology in the All-New CR-V.”

CVT Transmission

All CR-V variants will come with Honda’s Earth Dreams CVT ‘box that promises fast gearshifts as well as an engaging drive. This CVT transmission will also feature steering mounted paddle shifters

New Body

The CR-V has a bold new look now. It’s strong wing face and angular body lines were reprofiled to display a meaner stance and the results show. The CR-V also possess a higher ground clearance at 198mm on the 2WD models and even higher 208mm on the more adventurous 4WD models.

LED lighting powers all sides of the CR-V today. The new LED headlights feature unique daytime running lights as well as new LED foglights. LED taillights and brake lights are featured on the rear.

Man Maximum, Machine Minimum

Honda’s new signature concept of “Man Maximum, Machine Minium” design principle is clearly seen in the new CR-V. Promising an even larger cabin space than ever before, they’ve bumped rear legroom by a substantial 90mm and the flexible configuration of the rear seats now provide increased convenience by laying flat to extend cargo space by up to 1,084 litres. This is up to 250mm more space than its predecessor.

Power Tailgate

Yes, this piece of tech is has now reached the CR-V. Rather than just allowing operation of the rear bootlid via a one-push button to open, stop and hold, Honda’s pushed the envelope further by integrating a “Programmable Power Tailgate” function which enable users to control the height and opening of the tailagate. It is yet another premium feature offered by Honda Malaysia for the first time.

New CR-V has Advanced Tech Features

You’ve heard about Honda Sensing haven’t you? So what is it?. It’s Honda’s next gen advanced safety tech to assist drivers in avoiding potentially dangerous driving conditions. This also Honda Malaysia’s virgin introduction of the system in the country.

There are 3 safety categories suites that comprise of 7 functions.

  1. a)  Driver Cruising Aid
    1. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
    2. Low-Speed Follow (LSF)
  2. b)  Frontal Collision Deterrence3. Forward Collision Warning (FCW)4. Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  3. c)  Side Collision Deterrence:5. Lane Departure Warning (LDW) 6. Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) 7. Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)

Prices, Sales & Aero Package

Honda plans to sell 700 of these per month and judging by their current momentum, they might just meet or surpass that figure.

Honda Malaysia positive about selling 100K cars here in 2017

 Here are the prices without insurance of the four variants:

  • 2.0L 2WD priced at RM142,400
  • 1.5L Turbocharged 2WD priced at RM155,700
  • 1.5L Turbocharged 4WD priced at RM161,600
  • 1.5L Turbocharged Premium 2WD priced at RM167,700

The CR-V’s Aero Package is compatible with its non Premum variants and is available as an option for the 2.0L 2WD and 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged variants at RM5,900 and RM5,700 respectively. The Aero package comprises of:

  • Front Aero Bumper
  • Running Board
  • Rear Aero Bumper
  • Exhaust Pipe Finisher (2.0L 2WD only)
  • These accessories package prices are after 10% discount, giving savings of up to RM665.

CR-V Body Colours

The All-New CR-V is available in five colour options:

  1. Dark Olive Metallic: an all-new colour for any new Hondas
  2. White Orchid Pearl: new colour for the CR-V
  3. Obsidian Blue Pearl: new colour for the CR-V
  4. Lunar Silver Metallic
  5. Modern Steel Metallic


ModelsHonda CR-V 2.0 2WDHonda CR-V 1.5 TC 2WDHonda CR-V 1.5 TC 4WDHonda CR-V 1.5 TC-P 2WD
Engine Type4 Cylinder, 16 Valve, SOHC
4 Cylinder, 16 Valve, DOHC VTEC TURBO4 Cylinder, 16 Valve, DOHC VTEC TURBO4 Cylinder, 16 Valve, DOHC VTEC TURBO
Fuel Supply SystemElectronic Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)Electronic Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)Electronic Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)Electronic Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Displacement (cc)1997149814981498
Maximum Power [PS(kW)@rpm]154(113)@6,500193(142)@5,600193(142)@5,600193(142)@5,600
Maximum Torque (Nm[kg-m]@rpm)189(19.3)@4,300243(24.8)@2,000-5,000243(24.8)@2,000-5,000243(24.8)@2,000-5,000
Maximum Speed (Km/h)193200200200
Acceleration 0 – 100Km/h (seconds)
Transmission TypeContinuous Variable Transmission (CVT)Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)
Steering System
TypeElectric Power Steering (EPS)Electric Power Steering (EPS)Electric Power Steering (EPS)Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Turning Radius at Body (m)
Brake System
FrontVentilated DiscVentilated DiscVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
RearSolid DiscSolid DiscSolid DiscSolid Disc
Parking Brake TypeElectric Parking BrakeElectric Parking BrakeElectric Parking BrakeElectric Parking Brake
Suspension System
FrontMacPherson StrutMacPherson StrutMacPherson StrutMacPherson Strut
RearMulti LinkMulti LinkMulti LinkMulti Link
Overall Length (mm)4584458445844584
Overall Width (mm)1855185518551855
Overall Height (mm)1679167916891679
Wheelbase (mm)2660266026602660
Tread Front (mm)1601160115981601
Tread Rear (mm)1617161716131617
Curb Weight (kg)1520154315951549
Ground Clearance (mm)198198208198
Boot Capacity Rear Seat Up (Litre)522522522522
Boot Capacity Rear Seat Down (Litre)1084108410841084
Wheels and Tyres
Alloy Wheels17”18”18”18”
Tyre Size235/65R17235/60R18235/60R18235/60R18
Spare TyreFull SizeFull SizeFull SizeFull Size


For more on the All-New CR-V, test drives and such,

  • Phone: 1-800-88-2020
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