Honda CR-V 2017 – Already the world’s bestselling SUV 2017

On the 15th of June, 2017, Stallion Motors, Accra, Ghana, unveiled a brand new 2017 model of Honda CR-V to the media. It was a very impressive highly competitive modern day vehicle that Manish Daryanani, Brand Head, Honda Sales & After-sales presented.

The CR-V is all-new for 2017, from the ground up, and that completely parts ways with its competent but conservative predecessor.

Feature Highlights
  • Multi-angle backup camera
  • Power exterior mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • Bluetooth connectivity(Apple car-play and android auto)
  • More Modern, Stylish and Premium
  • More Interior Quality
  • More Comfort. More Space
  • More Capable E- 4WD

Plus, it is already the world’s bestselling SUV in the compact segment, with 738 thousand units sold globally in 2016.

Engine and Transmission

Turbocharged engine delivers a rare combination of thrift and zest.

With capable if not thrilling acceleration, composed handling in corners and a confident highway disposition, the turbocharged 2017 CR-V is a skilled competitor.

Honda CR-V 2017

Check out the power train:
  • 2.4L DOHC DI i-VTEC
  • Maximum Power 184 HP / 6400 rpm
  • Maximum Torque 180 lb-ft / 3900 rpm
  • CVT with G-Shift Control

Except for the base LX, the 2017 Honda CR-V is backed up under the hood by Honda’s excellent 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a natural fit in the CR-V given its ample low-end torque and fuel-sipping ways  – up to 34 mpg highway, according to the EPA.

Advanced features

Automatic Brake Hold

CR-V features an electric parking brake with automatic brake hold. Instead of the traditional hand lever or foot pedal for the parking brake, CR-V owners can simply use the electric parking brake (EPB) switch to set or release the vehicle’s parking brake.

After being activated, from a switch on the center console, the automatic brake hold maintains braking pressure when the driver applies the brakes, such as in stop-and-go traffic, and releases the brakes when the driver applies the accelerator. This feature can be activated or deactivated from the centre console.

Improved Real Time AWD System
  • New electronic control mechanism for hydraulic pump
  • 10% more torque to rear wheels
  • Improved all-weather traction and control
  • Lighter-weight and less friction
Interior

The CR-V has long been known for its accommodating and versatile interior. The 5th generation CR-V builds on that legacy with an even more spacious and space-efficient interior – in fact, this is the roomiest CR-V cabin yet – with 50 litres for passenger volume.

It also has top of class interior space and best-in-class rear seat legroom, 53mm more than the previous model. The seats are an all-new design for the 5th generation CR-V and they are amazingly comfortable. To help improve the forward view and create a feeling of openness for rear seat passengers, the front seat backs have a narrow upper profile and compact headrests.

  • Heated front seats with 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen Honda Link infotainment with Apple Car Play and Android Auto
  • Easy egress and out
  • Thinner A-pillars
  • Drivers Attention Monitor

The CR-V breaks the mold by making its full suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver assists standard starting on the EX. The Driver Attention Monitor is rated in four levels. When the level is low, enlarged warnings are displayed to alert the driver to the low attention. Encourages driver to take a break, reducing fatalities and improve safety

Honda CR-V 2017

Exterior

Honda’s cybernetic design language has finally turned the CR-V into a handsome, modern crossover. Thanks to crisper and sharper front-end design elements like the new aggressive stylized headlights surrounded by a wing-shaped LED DRL array.

The CR-V’s new windswept front end appearance also includes signature Honda LED headlights (Touring trim only), a long hood with aggressive aerodynamic front-end detailing and narrower A-pillars for improved visibility.

Wide muscular fenders with athletic wheel arches, longer wheelbase and short rear overhang give the 2017 CR-V a more sophisticated and athletic presence

Then, also, is the now longer and more dynamic hood, and the CR-V’s traditional sharp window graphics as distinct as ever.

All trim levels are spiced up with a rear spoiler and either 17- or 18-inch wheels. Subtle exterior features such as an active shutter grille to improve fuel efficiency and power side mirrors are on every CR-V; the EX and above add fog lamps and a power sunroof, to name a few.

How quiet is it when driving?

No matter where you’re driving, you’ll appreciate the luxuriously quiet and comfortable ride in the new CR-V. It’s the result of intensive sound-insulating efforts, a new floating rear-suspension sub-frame design and the inclusion of Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology.  The ANC actually generates an anti-noise signal through the audio-system speakers to cancel out unwanted sounds.

In addition to the Active Noise Cancellation technology, strategically placed body sealants, acoustic separators inside the A-, B- and C-pillars, and flush-mounted windshield and windshield wipers further aid overall cabin quietness.

Versatile cargo capability with two-mode floor

Improving the new CR-V’s utility capabilities, ground clearance has been increased to 208m. This is an increase of 38mm compared to the previous generation – with no increase in the vehicle’s center of gravity height.

The ground-clearance improvement, 8.2 inches, is largely due to the 2017 CR-V’s larger-diameter wheels and tires.

Entry Lock, how does it work?

As long as the smart-entry remote is within about 32 inches of the driver’s or front passenger’s door handle, you can unlock the door by simply touching the inside of the handle. Or just touch the handle where the ridges are to lock and unlock the doors.

In all, Honda has again exceeded the expectations of the market which, really, has been the mark of its performance.

Honda CR-V 2017

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