Nha Trang, Honda Vietnam (HVN) introduces the All-new Honda CR-V – the 5th generation in Nha Trang City. Inheriting the core values that build world’s desirable CR-V brand: Boldness, Durability & Versatility, applying completely new design and powertrain together with a variety of advanced technologies, the new CR-V will set a new benchmark of value “Powerful – Comfortable – Premium” in SUV segment and definitely delight Vietnamese customers by sophisticating, wonderful experience on every journey.
The All-New CR-V is the CBU model, imported from Thailand, available in 3 grades: L, G, E with 5 selections of colors: Crystal Black, White Orchid, Alabaster Silver, Carnelian Red, Dark Olive (New color). The model has the suggested price of under 1.1 billion Vietnam dong and will be officially delivered to Vietnamese customers from January, 2018 through Honda Automobile Dealers nationwide.
I. MODEL OVERVIEW
Since its first introduction in 1995, CR-V has become one of the Honda flagship global models with accumulated sales of nearly 9.2 million units in 160 countries worldwide (as of 30 Sep 2017). In particular, the 4th generation CR-V always occupied the world’s best-selling SUV from 2013 to 2016. Being introduced for the first time in Vietnamese market in late 2008, the Honda CR-V has proven as the top choice in the 5-seater SUV segment with cumulative sales of over 23,000 units.
The All-new Honda CR-V – the 5th generation is the much-awaited model for Vietnamese customers. Since being launched in other markets around the world, the model has received positive feedback and achieved many prestigious awards: Best compact SUV for the money (by U.S. News & World Report), Utility Vehicle of the Year (by AutoGuide in North America), The Best Car Choice by Visitor at Indonesia International Motor Show 2017.
Being developed based on Japanese traditional learning philosophy: SHU-HA-RI, in which SHU (Defend & Maintain), HA (Breakthrough), and RI (Leave current position), the All-new CR-V not only inherits the core values that made up the world’s well-known Honda CR-V brand, but also creates the standard values, leading the next generation of the SUV.
II. OUTSTANDING VALUES OF THE ALL-NEW CR-V
With the development concept of Benchmark for the next SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle), the All-new CR-V – 5th generation was designed based on 3 pillars: POWERFUL – COMFORTABLE – PREMIUM.
The All-new CR-V shows strong, dynamic in both performance and exterior styling beyond the conventional Entry SUV category.
With a series of improvements in technologies, particularly upgrading engine, Honda CR-V – the 5th generation offers dynamic performance, inspires the joy and the endless “fun to drive” on every journey. The “heart” of Honda CR-V – the 5th generation is the turbocharged engine 1.5L VTEC TURBO with powerful performance, producing the maximum power of 188hp/5,600rpm which is similar to that of 2.5L naturally-aspirated engine but still provides extraordinary fuel efficiency with an average consumption of only 6.9L/100km which is more efficient than the 8.4L/100km of the 2.4L engine on the previous generation. The All-new CR-V’s transmission is an evolution of the CVT that a turbine twin-damper design for the torque converter provides tight control and helps mitigate turbo lag. The transmission also incorporates refinements to the lockup clutch damper and torque converter when paired with turbocharged CR-V models to help smooth initial acceleration.
Revolving around the concept of “Modern Functional Dynamic”, the 5th generation CR-V exterior offers bold, vigorous and innovative styling.
Defining design elements that add strength and vigor to the All-new CR-V are athletic wheel arches, a long hood with aggressive aerodynamic front-end detailing, a short rear overhang, and increased ground clearance. The shoulders and fenders are extended outward to express dynamic proportion which gives a full sense of reassurance. Besides, the chrome-plated garnish kit is added onto front/rear/lower bumper and lower door, elavating the car to be much more modern and strenuous.
The 5th generation CR-V keeps improving impressive CR-V characteristics in ease of use and comfortable ride quality, spacious and flexible room with compact body size. And most importantly, Honda’s advanced safety technology gives the driver the peace of mind on every road.
The biggest change about interior of the All-new CR-V is the additional 3rd row seats, offering amazing and comfortable space for up to 7 people, particularly in the spacious rear seating area, which has gained more than 50mm of additional legroom. Rear Cooler System is installed for the comfort of 2rd and 3rd row passenger throughout the journey. With its large cabin and new one-motion dive-down (for 2 row specification) 60/40 split rear seat design, the CR-V interior is incredibly versatile with room for 5-7 people and a substantial amount of cargo. You can also mix cargo and passengers creatively to handle a variety of missions.
Besides, Honda also concentrates on outstanding convenience to offer the driver perfect experience with the All-new CR-V.
The All-new CR-V has a larger interior than ever before, with an open, roomy feel with an increase of 50mm in the distance between the front and rear rows of seating. Design features like sleekly styled front seatbacks help give rear passengers a spacious feeling.
To maximize convenience and utility, the CR-V’s interior has a wide range of storage features including the newly designed center console. With the CR-V’s new Electric Parking Brake which is integrated on the center console, the driver can easily activate the Parking Brake simply by pressing a button. Two large cup holders are positioned within convenient reach of the driver and front passenger without changing the direction of eyes during driving.
New in the 5th generation CR-V is the power tailgate (L) which can be operated via the remote key fob or from a button on the driver’s door panel.
With the programmable height feature, it is customizable for drivers of different heights to program the tailgate to open at a height that is convenient for them.
The all-new CR-V aims to create the safest vehicle, comprehensively enhancing the protection of the driver, pedestrians and surrounding vehicles.
The all-new CR-V has become the first model to be awarded a 5-star rating under the new ASEAN NCAP Assessment 2017-2020 Protocol. The model is equipped with Honda’s leading safety systems, in which Driver Attention Monitor, Electric Parking Brake (EPB) and Automatic Brake Hold are equipped on Honda CR-V for the first time. In particular, making its Honda debut on the 2017 CR-V, Driving Attention Monitor is developed to detect reduced attention that is hard to notice by the driver him/herself, for dozing off or resulting in accidents from fatigue, and prompt the driver to take early break.
The 5th generation CR-V raises the sophisticated - advanced and high-quality feeling created from advanced features and equipment with improved interior quality.
The All-new CR-V’s cabin impresses with its spacious room, high-quality materials and premium design, blending with smoothly advanced technology: a full-color 7-inch Driver Information Interface (DII) display, and 7-inch color touchscreen Display Audio system.
Under the concept “Urban BASE Beautility” (Beauty + Utility), the interior design of the all-new CR-V focuses on “beauty” and “utility”, expressing an expansive, strong, and reassuring space in a way that is functional and modern. Black leather seats, wooden details and upscale features make the front cabin more modern and premium. Keeping passengers comfortable and entertained, the All-new CR-V is equipped with a full-color 7-inch Driver Information Interface (DII) display, and 7-inch color touchscreen Display Audio system with a clean and sleek appearance. The system supports connectivity with smartphones using iOS and Android (L, G) via USB and Bluetooth connection, allowing voice commands to support call, text message (SMS), map/navigation, favorite song activation, etc. A roof spaciousness is improved with inner slide panorama thanks to Panorama Sunroof (L) which can be operated in 3 different modes: Tilt mode, Glass mode and Shade mode, giving passengers in front and back seats a more comfortable feel than ever before. Currently, only luxury cars are equipped with panorama sunroof.
The model will make the owner proud and fascinated at the first sight with the deluxe exterior design. The All-new CR-V’s exterior lighting adopts Honda signature’s LED DRL and Turn signals in both the front and rear which creates an awareness of the vehicle’s width. An luxurious look is further complemented by signature Honda Full LED headlights (L, G). The wide and muscular fenders, tailgate and headlight intergrated LED DRLs gives the All-new CR-V its sotisphicated, modern and premium stance.
Honda 2030 vision is to serve people worldwide with “the joy of expanding their life’s potential”. The introduction of new models with advanced functionality and technology play a very important role for this. In Vietnam, by launching the All-new Honda CR-V – the 5th generation and many other new models in the coming time, we are dedicated to serve all the people with “free, safe and comfortable life”, to expand their joys – Lead development of healthy mobility society and pursue qualitative improvement of life.
For more information, customers can visit website www.hondaoto.com.vn/hondacrv or contact Honda Authorized Automobile Dealers nationwide. Booking starts from today 13th November 2017.
Interested customers can register for a test drive (available from early 2018) at http://hondaoto.com.vn/en/dang-ky-lai-thu.