7 Cool Features Of The New Honda CR-V That Will Convince You To Upgrade Your Car Today

It has side mirror cameras and a hands-free sensor to open your boot. :D

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Honda Malaysia recently unveiled the new CR-V, an all-rounder sport utility vehicle (SUV), and it looks pretty impressive

First introduced in 2003, the Honda CR-V has become one of the most coveted vehicles in the SUV segment, with more than 104,000 units sold as of October 2020.

What's even cooler is that each generation of the CR-V has always offered features that are ahead of its time - it's no wonder that the New Honda CR-V has already chalked up an impressive 600 units booked in less than a month.

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Here's a look at some of the features of the New Honda CR-V:

1. Start your engine and turn on the air-conditioning before you get into your car

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One of the neat features of the new CR-V is Remote Engine Start that allows you to turn on your car engine by just pressing the button on your smart key. You can even turn your air-conditioning on before you get into the car, which is amazing for the crazy hot Malaysian weather. The best part, you can do all this without unlocking your car doors.

The CR-V also comes with Remote Retractable Door Mirrors, which allow you to fold your side door mirrors just by using the smart key. So easy and convenient!

2. Carrying a bunch of stuff? You can just open your car boot by placing your foot under the hands-free sensor!

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The new CR-V comes with a spacious boot, making transporting big items and groceries simply a breeze. But the really cool feature is the Hands-Free Power Tailgate that allows you to open your boot just by moving your foot towards the hands-free access sensor under the rear bumper.

This is super useful, especially when you're carrying lots of things and you have both hands full. :)

3. Drive confidently with a full suite of Honda SENSING safety features (now available in 4WD)

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The Honda CR-V has always been at the forefront of offering comprehensive protection for both the driver and passengers using advanced safety technology. The new CR-V comes equipped with a full suite of Honda SENSING safety features (now available for the 4WD model as well), including:

- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
- Low Speed Follow (LSF)
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
- Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
- Auto High Beam (AHB)

Thanks to these features, you won't have to worry on the road. Plus, the CR-V has been awarded a five-star rating by the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP).

4. Feel the power with Honda's 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine

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If you like to feel the adrenaline rush when you step on the gas pedal, the new CR-V will not disappoint. Equipped with a 1.5L VTEC Turbocharge engine, the CR-V can generate power and torque of up to 193PS and 243Nm.

On top of that, the highest variant of the new CR-V is now coupled with the 4WD system that provides improved drivability and maximises fuel economy.

5. Change lanes and make turns safely with Honda LaneWatch

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Ever feel anxious when you're changing lanes?

With Honda LaneWatch, you won't have to worry any more. The new CR-V has a camera on your left side mirror that will activate every time you turn on your left signal. This helps to eliminate your blind spots and provides an extra pair of eyes, so that you can drive more securely.

6. Turn heads with the impressive 18-inch Dual-Tone Alloy Wheels

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The New Honda CR-V comes with eye-catching dual-tone alloy wheels that complete the SUV's bold and dynamic exterior look. For the 2.0L 2WD variant, you'll be getting 17-inch wheels; whereas for the 1.5L TC-P 2WD & 4WD variant, you'll be getting 18-inch wheels.

7. Enjoy a refreshed modern exterior design, as well as a sophisticated interior that's spacious and comfortable

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The new CR-V and its unmistakable silhouette demands attention and imposes authority wherever it goes. It sports a refreshed look with tough and modern design, including a new black grille, Honda signature LED headlights, and new front bumper with new wing-style chrome fascia.

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The appearance of the new CR-V is further elevated with a masculine rear design comprising new rear dark chrome, new smoked finish taillights, rear bumper garnished with new wing-style chrome fascia, and twin tail pipe chrome.

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Last but not least, the interior of the new CR-V is refined to improve convenience while maintaining stylishness and classiness. The CR-V's spacious and quiet interior is complemented with fine, crafted finishes, including leather upholstery for an elegant ambiance.

The front console houses two USB Ports under the gearshift, for convenient charging. The dual-zone air conditioning also lets you adjust the temperature to your preference, whether you're at the wheel or in the passenger seat.

The new CR-V is available in five attractive colours: Lunar Silver Metallic, Passion Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Dark Olive Metallic, and Platinum White Pearl

Plus, you can get this all-rounder SUV in three variants:

- 2.0L 2WD | From RM145,400*
- 1.5L TC-P 2WD | From RM164,300*
- 1.5L TC-P 4WD | From RM169,900*

*On-the-road price without insurance and not included sales tax exemption.

Head over to any of the 102 Honda dealerships nationwide to test drive the New Honda CR-V today!

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For more information, visit Honda's website or call their toll free number at 1-800-88-2020.

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