Honda Australia has released details of the latest (sixth-generation) version of its
long-serving and popular CR-V mid-sized SUV.

Due to go on also at the start of September the new CR-V will join the Civic, Accord,
HR-V and ZR-V in offering the option of a hybrid powertrain, tagged e:HEV by

The seven variants available from launch will be VTi X, VTi X7, VTi L, VTi L7, VTi L

New CR-V will come with a larger body as well as safety and technology
enhancements but with significant price increases.

The e:HEV RS boasts an exclusive sporty design from front to back, including a
body-coloured front and rear bumpers, black front grille with RS emblem and black
leather appointed seat trim with red stitching.

As before the new CR-V will come with the choice of five or seven seats and two- or
all-wheel drive.

At 4694mm, it’s 59mm longer than the outgoing CR-V with an increase of 40mm in
wheelbase contributing to improved interior space.

The interior of the VTi- comes with premium fabric seats, powered driver seat, dual
zone climate control.

VTi-L adds black leather-appointed seat trim, heated front seats, driver’s seat
memory, powered front passenger seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear
shifter, auto dimming rear view mirror, dual-zone climate control and auto rain-
sensing wipers.

The Honda Sensing safety system is standard across the new CR-V range and
includes 11 airbags, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, lane
departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise
control, low speed follow, low speed braking control, traffic jam assist, traffic sign
recognition, high-beam support, and front and rear parking sensors.

VTi-L and above add blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert with e:HEV RS
also getting LED active cornering lights and adaptive driving beam.

Infotainment features include a 9.0-inch colour touchscreen, 7.0-inch driver display,
eight-speaker audio, wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, wireless
smartphone charging pad and connection to the Honda Connect app. VTi-L adds
satellite navigation and a Smart KeyCard.

The Gen Six CR-V comes with the choice of six colours: Platinum White, Lunar
Silver, Meteoroid Grey, Ignite Red, Crystal Black, and Canyon River Blue although
the latter two are not available for all grades

Honda Australia Director Ms. Carolyn McMahon said “Honda’s e:HEV hybrid
powertrain has become increasingly popular across the Accord, Civic, Honda ZR-V
and HR-V ranges, delivering a dynamic combination of performance and efficiency.”

Honda CR-V comes with Honda’s standard five-year unlimited kilometre warranty
and five-year roadside assist.

Honda Centres are now taking customer deposits for CR-V orders, ahead of the 1st
of September on-sale date.

CR-V VTi X 5-seat 2WD 1.5-litre turbo-petrol: $44,500
CR-V VTi L7 7-seat 2WD 1.5-litre turbo-petrol: $46,800
CR-V VTi L 5-seat 2WD 1.5-litre turbo-petrol: $48,800
CR-V VTi L 5-seat AWD 1.5-litre turbo-petrol: $51,300
CR-V VTi L7 7-seat 2WD 1.5-litre turbo-petrol: $53,000
CR-V VTi LX 5-seat AWD 1.5-litre turbo-petrol: $57,000
CR-V e:HEV RS 5-seat 2WD 2.0-litre petrol/electric hybrid: $59,900
Note: These are national driveaway prices and include dealer or government
charges. The price of the e:HEV RS does not include State-based rebates.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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