A couple of hours ago, the All-New 2013 Honda CR-V 2.0-litre has launched in Malaysia and Honda Malaysia have disclosed that they have received close to 1,000 bookings before the launched. The 4th generation CR-V remained to be locally assembled (CKD) in Malaysia. In addition, the 2.4-litre variant of the new CR-V will be introduced by June 2013.
Overall, the All-New CR-V is bolder looking, more fuel-efficient and more spaciousness than before. Honda Malaysia targets to sell 7,000 units of the All-New CR-V in 2013.
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Office, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno said, “In Malaysia, the CR-V is just as popular as in other countries! Even at its initial introduction, the CR-V received good market acceptance. To-date, there are close to 34,000 units of CR-Vs on Malaysian roads.”
“The All-New CR-V that we are introducing to you today is believed to set another new benchmark for SUVs, with its bold design, classy interior and enhanced practicality that are combined with fuel efficiency, performance and comfort of a sedan-like drivability. The All-New CR-V is more aerodynamic in shape and its elegant appearance is an expression of the evolution of the 4th generation CR-V,” added Mr. Ueno.
The 2013 Honda CR-V 2.0 is powered by an improved 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine mated with 5-speed Automatic Transmission. The ECON button and Eco Assist system which are now part of the features of the All-New CR-V, similar to the new Civic and other Honda’s hybrid series. The ECON button promotes fuel-efficient driving with the push of a button. The Eco Assist guides the driver on efficient driving styles through the illuminated ring colour on the meter cluster that changes from white to green for uneconomical driving to fuel efficient driving respectively.
Although the all-new CR-V looks bigger and bolder, but in actual it is smaller in size compared to its predecessor. Thanks to the deeper sculpting of bodylines and highlighted front grille. The big classy cabin is even more spacious with better legroom now while giving driver and passengers a high viewpoint. Enhancing comfort for rear passengers is the new Rear Air Conditioner Vent. The cargo area can be increased dramatically from 589 litres to 1,146 litres and is able to fit two mountain bikes side by side, through the One-Motion Rear Foldable Seats.
The All-New CR-V is available in 5 colours of Twilight Blue Metallic, Taffeta White, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Polished Metal Metallic.
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 for the 4th generation CR-V. In addition, All-New CR-V owners are entitled to 6 times free labour services alternating with paid services.
Lastly, the retail price of the new CR-V is now more affordable than before. The new CR-V 2.0-litre priced from RM 148,800.00 on-the-road with insurance in Peninsular Malaysia. Honda Malaysia offered 4 optional Modulo packages (Alpha, Beta, Urban and Utility Package) with price range from RM 2,550.00 to RM 5,000.00 on top of the car price.
Photo Gallery: 2013 Honda CR-V Malaysia Launch