Honda Malaysia has introduced 2 new body colour options for its CR-V SUV. The new Ignite Red Metallic colour is supposed to further elevate the exterior styling of the CR-V with a more vibrant appearance, while the Meteoroid Gray Metallic colour is supposed to highlight the rugged look of the model. These new colours are available for Honda’s current line-up of other vehicles, and are replacements for the Passion Red Pearl and Modern Steel Metallic colour choices that the CR-V had.
“The Ignite Red Metallic and Meteoroid Gray Metallic colours received good market acceptance since they were introduced in the Honda models, namely City, City Hatchback, Civic, BR-V and the newly-launched All-New HR-V, while the Accord also offers the Meteoroid Gray Metallic colour. Both colours were the popular options in these models; the Ignite Red Metallic colour contributed an average of 18% to the sales of each of the five models1, while the Meteoroid Gray Metallic colour contributed an average of 24% to the sales of each of the six models2. With the CR-V as the latest model to receive both colour options, we have completed the expansion of the Ignite Red Metallic and Meteoroid Gray Metallic colours into the Honda line-up. We are confident that both new colours will further accentuate the appearance of the CR-V for customers who seek an SUV with a bolder and modern exterior,” said Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hironobu Yoshimura.
The Honda CR-V is a popular model, with this current 5th generation netting sales of over 63,000 units since its launch in 2017. It received a facelift in November 2020, and the refreshed version contributed more than 27,000 units to the total sales to-date. The CR-V also contributed 12% to the company’s total sales in the first 7 months of 2022.
The CR-V is available in 4 variants i.e. 2.0L 2WD, 1.5L TC-P 2WD, 1.5L TC-P 4WD and Black Edition. The 2.0L naturally aspirated 4-cylinder 16-valve i-VTEC engine has a power output of 154 PS @ 6,500 rpm and 189 Nm of torque @ 4,300 rpm. The 1.5L unit meanwhile is a turbocharged VTEC with 193 PS @ 5,600 rpm and 243 Nm @ 2,000 – 5,000 rpm. All variants use a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
As an SUV, the CR-V markets itself as the ideal vehicle for families and professionals who desire style and practicality. It has a dynamic design with a spacious interior that provides versatility. Its boot capacity is 522 litres when the rear seats are up, and expands to 1,084 litres when they are folded down.
In addition to the standard safety features, the CR-V is equipped with Honda SENSING, which has 8 safety features to provide better peace-of-mind to its drivers.
For more information, you can visit any of the 102 Honda authorised dealerships nationwide, or call Honda Malaysia’s Toll-Free number (1-800-88-2020) or visit to www.honda.com.my.
*1 City, City Hatchback, Civic, BR-V and all-new HR-V
*2 City, City Hatchback, Civic, BR-V, all-new HR-V and Accord