As the new year draws near, Honda Cars Philippines announces the arrival of the 2010 CR-V which set to reach Philippine shores by February. The restyled CR-V features a newly designed sleeker front grille, bumper, and alloy wheels to project a sophisticated and solid stance. Honda's undying passion to present new values to the market brings forth further improvement on the CR-V's suspension system and NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) levels for better ride and passenger comfort.
Under the engine bonnet lies the same EURO 4-compliant i-VTEC engine that cleverly combines powerful performance with fuel economy. It comes in 2.4 liter and 2.0 liter variants which produces maximum power of 170 ps and 150 ps, respectively. As per U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the 2010 CR-V with 2.4 liter engine has an estimated fuel efficiency rating of 27 mpg (11.48 km/L) under highway condition and 21 mpg (8.93 km/L) under city driving condition.
A breakthrough model since the introduction of the first generation model in 1997, the CR-V consistently leads its class to higher levels. Successfully introducing the crossover concept with the launch of the third generation model in 2007, the CR-V provides sedan-like comfort and performance, ample SUV space and exquisite design. The third generation CR-V leads the compact SUV category in the Philippines with cumulative sales of 8,945 units.
As a manufacturer of high quality vehicles fitted with modern technologies, Honda products are known for its reliability and high resale value. The Kelley Blue Book, one of the most trusted resources in the U.S. for used car values, recognizes the Honda CR-V as the Best Resale Value Awardee under the compact utility vehicle category for years 2009 and 2010.