The 6th generation Honda CR-V arrives in the Philippines
JOHN REY SAN DIEGO
The Manila Times
HONDA Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) officially launched the new generation Honda CR-V, also serving as a major step for the brand’s move toward electrification. The all-new CR-V is headlined by the CR-V 2.0 RS e:HEV E-CVT full hybrid variant, and another version as the first CR-V in the Philippines to feature a potent turbocharged 1.5-liter VTEC gasoline engine. The top-of-the-line CR-V features a fullhybrid system combining Honda’s gasoline internal combustion engine (ICE) and electrification technologies with an array of advanced technologies to achieve exceptionally low fuel consumption while offering astounding driving pleasure. Powering the full-hybrid electric all-new CR-V is a four-cylinder 2.0-liter Direct Injection Atkinson Cycle engine that is mated to two electric motors: the traction motor and the generation motor. The ICE is rated to output 148 PS and 183 Nm torque, while the electric motors put out 184 PS and 335 Nm of torque. The all-new CR-V e:HEV operates with its electric motors on low to high speeds, and utilizes full ICE mode for high-speed cruising. The e:HEV is a self-charging system. This, as the CR-V e:HEV harvests energy through the regenerative braking system and traction motor by means of braking and deceleration, as well as recovering friction losses. The hybrid system’s battery can also be charged with the ICE serving as a generator. Aside from its top-range e:HEV variant, another first in the Philippine market all-new CR-V is the turbocharged gasoline variant powered by a 1.5-liter direct injection double overhead camshaft VTEC engine. Available in the 1.5 V Turbo CVT (continuously variable transmission) and 1.5 VX Turbo CVT AWD (all wheel drive), these all-new CR-V variants feature new high-efficiency, high-response turbocharger, and enhanced exhaust system that helps the engine maintain peak power over a wider power band. The gasoline ICE-powered all-new CR-Vs are rated to output 190 PS and 240 Nm of torque, making these the most powerful gas-powered CR-V to date. As for fuel efficiency, the all-new Honda CR-V e:HEV promises up to 29.4 kpl in city driving and 16.4 kpl city driving for the VTEC Turbo gas-powered CR-V. The full hybrid e:HEV top variant and the potent 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine options are not just the impressive features in the all-new CR-V. The latest CR-V is equipped with the latest generation of Honda Sensing driver-assistive technology across variants. The all-new CR-V features a new front sensor camera that has a wider field of view of 90 degrees and a new radar system with a field of view of 120 degrees. Also new to the CR-V is the Honda Connect. Using smart telematics technology, the Honda Connect allows a seamless connection of users with their cars via a smartphone application for an enhanced ownership experience. Honda Connect enables customers to communicate with their vehicle, check its status, and even be notified of alerts with a smartphone. By introducing this technological advancement to the market, Honda strives to enhance the quality of life as it promotes greater safety and security as well as comfort and convenience. Like its predecessors, the all-new Honda CR-V offers all-around protection with its five-star Asean New Car Assessment Program safety rating. The latest Honda CR-V was able to continue this impressive feat for safety, thanks to its Honda Sensing features and strong impact occupant protection performance. These results reflect Honda’s commitment to safety for all with a vision of achieving zero traffic collision fatalities involving Honda motorcycles and automobiles globally by 2050. As for pricing, the top-of-the-line allnew Honda CR-V 2.0 e:HEV E-CVT is priced at P2.59 million, the CR-V 1.5 VX Turbo CVT AWD at P2.28 million, and the 1.5 V Turbo CVT at P2.1 million. Visit the nearest HCPI dealership for more information about the all-new Honda CR-V.