Thursday, March 11, 2010

Automotive: New Honda CR-V now launched.

For those of you who may be interested to know, Honda Malaysia has launched the new CR-V today at PICC, Putrajaya. The esteemed event was outstandingly supported by the media and Honda's own associates and dealers.

Although it's a minor facelift but there's a misconception that minor facelifts are unnoticeable (most of the time). Well yes, maybe to the untrained eye. But minor tweaks sometimes can enhance the product design so much that it speaks more volume than the previous one. In terms of exterior, the new CR-V sports a new rear and front bumper with a stylish 'bar-like' grille. It decreases the aerodynamic drag for better drivability but at the same time accentuates the jaw of the vehicle, making it sportier and more aggressive. I think the sentiment towards the previous model was that it's too... 'gentle-looking'. This one is perhaps more masculine (especially the white Modulo version - if you wanna see it, check out @HondaMY's tweet). In terms of other enhancement, this premium SUV also comes with many first-in-class safety features such as dual side air bags with OPDS which helps optimises airbag deployment in the event of collision as well as Honda's renown VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) which corrects under and oversteer to ensure the vehicle sticks onto its path at corners. These features are not available in many same class SUVs, perhaps only in the upper-premium continental category, so they are really worth noting.

The new CR-V priced at RM149,980 (quite close to the old pricing - I'm surprised), also comes in a new colour called Urban Titanium which gives a bronzy metallic glow. It's a new colour therefore as usual, takes time for the public to digest. Nevertheless it is quite distinctive for this vehicle. If it was up to me, I'd go for the white. It's really handsome.

Visit dealer to see the real deal ;)


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  2. Thanks for your support! Will try my best ;)

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