Honda’s new CR-V now in SA

2012-11-28 13:10

The fourth-generation of Honda's CR-V soft-roader is now available in South Africa with a choice of six derivatives, including the brand's first front-wheel drive.

The all-new CR-V includes a number of technological advancements over its predecessor although the latest SUV retains a number of familiar traits, such as its black B-pillars.


One of the biggest new additions is the 2.0 Comfort as the entry-level model, available with front-wheel drive – a first for Honda’s CR-V range - but the CR-V overhaul has also affected the SUV’s dimensions. The new vehicle is 5mm slimmer and 30mm shorter than the one it replaces, yet the same amount of interior space is on offer.

Other additions include LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights.

The CR-V’s cabin is said to present a “quiet, refined and relaxed ambiance”, according to Honda. The automaker is said to have spent quite a bit of time working on the SUV’s noise, vibration and harshness characteristics and engine and road noise are apparently significantly reduced.

With the addition of the 2.0 Comfort model, the CR-V line-up now has six derivatives.

The two-wheel drive entry-level model is followed by the all-wheel-drive version of the same vehicle. The former is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, the latter with a five-speed auto, but both have a 1997cc i-VTEC, quad-valve, four-cylinder petrol engine developing 114kW/192Nm, the latter at 4300rpm.

Moving up the range, the 2.4 Elegance and Executive models have a 140kW/220Nm 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a five-speed auto transmission.

The flagship models in the CR-V range are powered by a four-cylinder, 2.2-litre i-DTEC turbodiesel engine available with either a six-speed manual or five-speed auto transmission. The turbodiesel delivers 110kW at 4000rpm and 350Nm from 2000-750rpm.

The range of standard equipment and safety features has also been expanded. The Comfort  offers black fabric seats as standard, while the Elegance, Executive and Exclusive have black leather. Features, depending on the specification grade, include a premium audio system, electrically adjustable seats with lumbar support and keyless entry.
2.0 Comfort FWD (petrol) - R299 900
2.0 Comfort AWD (petrol) - R339 900
2.4 Elegance AWD (petrol) - R399 900
2.4 Executive AWD (petrol) - R444 900
2.2 Elegance AWD (diesel) - R405 900
2.2 Elegance AWD (diesel) a/t - R418 900
2.2 Exclusive AWD (diesel) - R486 900
2.2 Exclusice AWD (diesel) a/t - R499 990

Prices include a three-year or 100 000km warranty and a five-year or 90 000km service plan.

  • barry.moyle.3 - 2012-11-28 13:39

    R200 000 between base model and flagship seems steep...

  • de.stig.9 - 2012-11-28 15:18

    R499 999? People cannot longer pay premium prices for Honda, their designers have set them backward that car looks 5 years old already.

      jackey.moss - 2012-11-28 15:30

      And those engines are also outdated...2l diesel with 110Kw and those N/A 2 & 2.4l petrol engines with such low torque are at least 8 years old...

      afrikeni - 2012-11-28 15:32

      So true, the current model looks better than this!

  • JannieJammerGat - 2012-11-28 15:43

    Half a mil for a CRV, no thanks!

  • Stormkaap - 2012-11-28 18:47

    @ R500k for the diesel.. ur car aint worth it

      Seitshiro.M - 2012-11-28 20:42

      For that matter dated engine with poor figures. What the hell are they thinking?

  • ripley.gates - 2012-11-29 09:41

    At least it's not a Ford Kuga ripoff ploy....... a R399k one.......

  • mogo.naut - 2012-11-29 11:06

    I see it's the 1st of April again..

  • thabzmadi - 2012-12-10 07:25

    I agree that this car looks overpriced by at least R60, 000 throughout the range, pictures dont do it justice, seen it in the metal, looks awesome and will age very well...pity the pricing though...!!!

  • Thabiso Monkoe - 2015-05-09 08:17

    I like the new crv with it's amazing specs.e.g lane assist with cruise control.

  • Thabiso Monkoe - 2015-05-09 08:19

    I like the new crv with it's amazing specs.

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