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Honda rolls out budget CR-V

2012-02-08 08:37

BUDGET-FRIENDLY: The 2.0 Comfort represents a lower entry point to the CR-V range.

Honda’s introduced a new entry-level model to its CR-V soft-roader range sporting a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a lighter price tag.

Following the model’s mild facelift in 2010, Honda SA now feels the introduction of a more affordable 2.0 Comfort is appropriate.

Powered by a four-cylinder, 16-valve petrol engine using Honda’s i-VTEC intelligent variable valve timing system, output for the 2.0-litre is quoted as 110kW at 6200rpm and peak torque of 192Nm at 4200rpm.

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The four-cylinder is mated to either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission and, as with all CR-Vs, features Honda’s Real-Time four wheel drive system to transfer the power from the front wheels to all four, depending on the road conditions.

The engine’s power seems sufficient, too, with a top speed of 190km/h listed for the manual and 177km/h for the auto. Fuel consumption and CO2 figures are quoted as 8.1 litres/100km and 192g/km for the manual and 8.2 litres/100km and 195g/km for the manual.

Other than the additional engine, the CR-V’s cabin environment and healthy load space (556 – 955 litres) is identical to those seen in models powered by the 2.4 petrol and 2.2 CRDi units.

A full complement of safety features is offered too: front, side and curtain airbags, ABS, vehicle stability control, trailer stability assistance and a tyre pressure warning system.

The CR-V 2.0 Comfort is covered by a three-year or 100 000km warranty and a five-year or 90 000km service plan. Service intervals are every 15 000km.

PRICES:
CR-V 2.0 Comfort Manual  -  R309 900
CR-V 2.0 Comfort Auto  -  R323 900
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