Honda CRV Series 11 upgrade

Honda CR-V 4WD
The new  Honda CR-V – dubbed Series II – has received a number of specification, technology,  styling and variant upgrades across both the two-wheel and four-wheel drive petrol  models with no change to pricing.

“The  CR-V has been redesigned both inside and out,” said Honda Australia Director,  Stephen Collins. “The most significant change to the two-wheel drive range is the  addition of two variants. The two-wheel drive variants also have the same spec  levels as their four-wheel drive counterparts; what differentiates them is  drivetrain.

“Spec  levels are outstanding and we’ve kept the same sharp, competitive price, demonstrating  our commitment to great value for money.”

The Honda  CR-V remains one of the most versatile medium SUVs in the market today and has  sold 21,654 units since November 2012. Outside, the CR-V receives several  styling enhancements including LED daytime running lights, a new grille, a new front  and rear bumper design for a sportier, bolder look along with a new colour; Brilliant  Sporty Blue Metallic.

Honda CR-V 4WD

Inside,  the panels are adorned with a piano-black finish and chrome surrounds with  stitching reminiscent of luxury craftsmanship. The CR-V’s huge cargo area is  still capable of carrying 1,648 litres and features the easy one-touch folding  system.

The  two-wheel drive range is now available in three variants: VTi, VTi-S and VTi-L.  Both the two and four-wheel drive VTi receive Honda’s Display Audio system with  Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming along with one HDMI and two USB  ports. The reversing camera has also been upgraded to feature three modes:  top-down, wide and normal.

The  VTi-S variants in both drivetrains receive Smart Entry with push-button start,  auto wipers, auto headlights, front and rear sensors, dual-zone climate control  and Honda’s LaneWatch system that features an integrated camera offering an 80  degree view of the left lane of traffic to aid the driver in monitoring a blind  spot.

Both  VTi-L drivetrains feature Display Audio Plus with inbuilt satellite navigation  and leather-appointed trim.

The four-wheel  drive VTi-L’s factory-fitted Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) which includes  Collision Mitigating Braking System (CMBS), Active Cruise Control (ACC) and  Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) has also been retained.

Honda CR-V 4WD

Manufacturer’s List Price*

Model

Flat Paint*

Metallic Paint*

CR-V 2WD

5DM VTi

$27,490

$28,065

5DA VTi

$29,790

$30,365

5DA  VTi-S

$33,290

$33,865

5DA  VTi-L

$39,290

$39,865

CR-V 4WD

5DA VTi

$32,790

$33,365

5DA    VTi-S

$36,290

$36,865

5DA    VTi-L

$42,290

$42,865

5DA VTi-L    ADAS

$45,790

$46,365

* Excludes Dealer Delivery and statutory  charges

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.