Honda launches the next generation 2012 CR-V

Honda launches the next generation 2012 CR-V image

Text: / Photos: Vince Pornelos | posted April 23, 2012 16:39

Improved all around

Honda Philippines has had many troubles in the past few years. The disaster in Japan and the floods in Thailand have affected supplies and saw Honda lose ground and market share on its competitors.

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Today, perhaps things will change, as Honda Cars Philippines has just launched the highly-anticipated all-new CR-V. Following the launch of the new City last January, the all-new Civic and Jazz Special Edition in February, the all-new CR-V further strengthens Honda’s comeback efforts in the Philippine market.

First introduced in the Philippines in 1997, the CR-V is among the pioneer models in the compact SUV category. The all-new 4th generation CR-V builds on these qualities that the line has been known for such as comfort and practicality while introducing new technology to enhance driving enjoyment and ownership experience.

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The overall development concept is to have a “Super CR-V” that tops previous generations of the nameplate. All variants of the CR-V are equipped with the Eco Assist system, which consists of the ECON mode and Eco coaching ambient light, as well as a One-Pull Fold-Down Rear Seat system and cruise control. Top of the line variants get a new intelligent Multi Information Display (i-MID), a rear camera, and a Bluetooth handsfree system.

Two engines are available, as the CR-V can be specified with a 2.0 liter SOHC i-VTEC engine with 153 horsepower or a 2.4 liter DOHC i-VTEC with 185 horsepower. Both versions come with 5-speed automatic transmissions.

The price of the 2.0 LX A/T is at PhP1,425,000 while the 2.4 EX A/T is priced at PhP1,655,000.