Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Honda Press | posted November 05, 2014 15:15
Available in either the 2.4-liter Earth Dreams engine or the 2.0-liter SOHC unit
Honda recently revealed the 2015 facelifted CR-V in Thailand. The refreshed SUV gets new exterior equipment, interior amenities and a set of standard safety features.
It gets new front and rear bumper, new headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), a new grill, rear license plate décor with chrome cover and new alloy-wheels.
Inside the cabin, the center console is highlighted by a 7-inch Advanced Display Audio that can support SIRI Eyes Free-Mode (iPhone 4S and above), Bluetooth, HDMI/USB ports and navigation. The driver's seat has lumbar support and can be electronically adjusted in 8 ways while the front passenger seat can be adjusted in 4 ways. The rear seats can be folded down with a 60:40 split to provide better storage should the third row be not enough.
Powering the updated CR-V are carried over engines which can either be the 2.4-liter DOHC inline four i-VTEC engine developed under Honda's Earth Dreams or the 2.0-liter SOHC inline four i-VTEC engine. The former is fitted with a CVT while the latter is mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox.
Standard safety equipment present in the updated CR-V include Honda Lanewatch, i-Side Airbags, side curtain airbags, Vehicle Safety Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS).
The Honda CR-V is scheduled for an update in the Philippines sometime in the coming months.