Alongside being the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959 and the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, the Japanese automaker Honda with its innovating technologies excels in the car market too. Among some of its successful creations there is Honda CR-V, which is a compact SUV manufactured by Honda since 1995. The car is presently running in its fourth generation and was designed to make a stand for itself in the market among the buyers craving a stylish and modern compact SUV. The newest facelift of the car features a masculine and sporty exterior design which displays a commanding road presence. The compact SUV is available in two exclusive variants - Honda CR-V 2.4-litre and Honda CR-V 2.0-litre which is integrated with 2.4-litre iVTEC (intelligent-Variable Timing and Lift Electronic Control), DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft) engine with DBW (Drive by Wire) control and 2.0-litre iVTEC SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft) engine respectively. The 2.4-litre engine variant burns oil to extract out a maximum power of 190 PS at 7000rpm and a maximum torque of 222 Nm at 4400rpm. Coming over to the interior design, the car features a highly comfortable and capaciously spaced interiors, which also serves a great feast for the driver with the ergonomically designed driving controls. The car cocoons it occupants with a dependable list of safety features consisting of ABS (Antilock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), driving assists like Motion Adaptive EPS (Electronic Power Steering), VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist), HSA (Hill Start Assist), engine immobilizer and airbags. With all these characteristics and features the car has all the potential to flourish well in the Indonesian markets.
The compact SUV comes in two engine variants namely – Honda CR-V 2.4-litre i-VTEC, DOHC engine, which offers a high fuel economy of 12 Km/L and Honda CR-V 2.0-litre i-VTEC 2.0-litre SOHC engine displays the fuel economy of 13.7 Km/L.
The car is installed with either of two engine variants – i-VTEC, 2.4-litre DOHC engine, which pours a maximum power output of 190 PS at 7000rpm and a maximum torque of 222Nm at 4400rpm or i-VTEC, 2.0-litre SOHC engine, which can be expected to provide a maximum power output of 155 PS at 6500rpm and 190Nm at 4300rpm.
The acceleration and pickup values for the 2.4-litre variant of Honda CR-V are really impressing and lets the car achieve a speed of 100km/h from a standstill speed of 0km/h in just 7.5 sec. The car can also fly with a top speed of 188km/hr. For the 2.0-litre variant these numbers do not disappoint much either, measuring just around 8.2 seconds.
The pure dedication shown by the car's exterior designers can be seen with the stylish and impressive exterior of the car. The car is given a rugged yet sophisticated front look by incorporating the features like the dazzling headlamps with LED daytime running light extended from the chromed bar radiator grille with honeycomb section lower grille, framed foglamp consoles and a commanding front bumper design. Sportiness is added to the car by the attributes like the exclusive 18” and 17” alloy wheel designs, shark fin antenna, detailed expressive edges on the side body, which imparts a dynamic trait to the car, tailgate spoiler, simply sporty rear lamps and exhaust pipe finishers.
The overall dimensions of Honda CR-V measure 4595mm x 1818mm x 1654mm (L x W x H) while the wheelbase of the compact SUV measures 2620mm, which makes enough room for the passengers.
The interiors of the car display a great amalgamation between sportiness and comfort. The car is equipped with a purely desirable comfort and really convenient control technologies. The ergonomically designed control panel, that can be intuitively used, precisely lit infotainment system with Combi meter cluster and Eco Assist, multifunctional leather covered steering wheel, and the intelligent multi information display serves as a great feast for the driver. The other features like the trims running around the dashboard and the storage knick-knacks featured all around the cabins contribute to the aesthetic and storage part of the car's interior.
The comfort part of the car is added by many features like the large height adjustable leather covered or the fabric covered seats with one action seat arrangement, front and rear armrests and head restraints, optional 8-way power seat adjustment with Lumbar support for the driver's seat, automatic dual-zone or manual air conditioning system with rear AC ventilation according to the variant chosen, power sunroof, cruise control system, audio and video system with 7-inch Touchscreen control and cup holders and convenient storage compartments.
With an ample headroom and legroom for the occupants the car also gifts you a spacious trunk volume of 1053-litres which can be extended to 2007-litres, which is far more than enough.
The compact SUV comes in two engine variants Honda CR-V 2.4-litre and Honda CR-V 2.0-litre. The 2.4-litre variant is powered by a 2.4litre i-VTEC (intelligent-Variable Timing and Lift Electronic Control), DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft) engine with DBW (Drive by Wire) control, which burns oil to extract out a maximum power of 190 PS at 7000rpm and a maximum torque of 222Nm at 4400rpm. The 2.0-litre variant is fitted with an i-VTEC, 2.0-litre SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft) engine, which can be expected to provide a maximum power output of 155 PS at 6500rpm and 190Nm at 4300rpm.
Contributing towards the stereo system of the car, the car is equipped with an excellent quality sound system with additional tweeter speakers to feed you with the real essence of your favourite genres. To add to the entertainment and audio list is the 7-inch touch screen display, CD/DVD player, MP3/WMA and Navigation system, AM/FM Radio, USB port and Aux input made for iPod/iPhone/Android with audio and radio controls onsite as well as on the steering wheel for the driver's convenience.
The shoes wearing which the car explores the roads are the 17-inch or 18-inch (according to the variant chosen) alloy wheels which are light and muscular and are designed to give a trendy look to the car. The tyre dimensions marked on the tires are 225/60 R18 (for 18-inch variants)
With the high acceleration values there arrives a need of an efficient and powerful braking system. In Honda CR-V this efficient braking system consists of ventilated disc brakes at the front wheels and solid discs at the rear wheels. The braking system is connected to ABS (Antilock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) for precise controlling. The dynamic yet safe handling of the car is a product of the handling assists like EPS (Electronic Power Steering) and VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist).
Being a sporty compact SUV and that too being a Honda car, Honda CR-V ensures its occupants with a long list of dependable safety features. This list consists of features like the braking assists provided by ABS (Antilock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), stability and handling assist provided by the Motion Adaptive VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist), EPS (Electronic Power Steering), HSA (Hill Start Assist) and Brake Override System, and other safety systems like the Isofix system, dual front, side and curtain airbags, seatbelt pretensioners with Load Limiter, engine immobilizer, emergency stop signal, rear parking camera, automatic door-locking with speed, alarm system and smart entry system.