A blur picture of a camouflaged SUV emerges, although this one is nearly clear sufficient to point out that it’s the 2023 Honda CR-V that has been sighted round Putrajaya in Malaysia.
Unveiled in July 2022, the sixth-generation CR-V was revealed forward of its United States market debut as a 2023 mannequin, with a alternative of 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo and a pair of.0 litre hybrid powertrains supplied. The petrol-powered 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo mill outputs 193 PS at 6,000 rpm and 243 Nm of torque from 1,700 rpm to five,000 rpm, sending drive to a constantly variable transmission.
In the meantime, the two.0L Atkinson-cycle hybrid four-cylinder with e-CVT is akin to that of the Civic e:HEV and is mated to 2 electrical motors, yielding a complete system output of 207 PS and 315 Nm of torque. Its predecessor, the fifth-generation mannequin noticed its Malaysian debut in July 2017, adopted by its mid-lifecycle facelift arrival within the nation in November 2020.
The most recent, sixth-generation CR-V is a bigger car that the one it succeeds. Measuring 4,694 mm lengthy, 1,864 mm broad and 1,681 mm tall with a wheelbase of two,700 mm, the brand new mannequin is 69 mm longer, 10 mm wider and 40 mm longer of wheelbase in comparison with the fifth-gen CR-V, albeit with the brand new mannequin 8 mm decrease than its predecessor.
Rear seat legroom advantages, with a further 15 mm, and each turbo and hybrid variants get extra cargo room. In entrance, the sixth-gen CR-V dashboard largely emulates that of the Civic, albeit with a bigger centre console that permits the gear lever to be positioned side-by-side with the drive mode selector, hill descent management button and digital parking brake change.
Accessible security equipment on the US-market sixth-gen CR-V consists of now-standard Blind spot data (BSI), whereas the prevailing Adaptive Cruise Management (ACC) with Low-Velocity Comply with and Lane Retaining Help (LKAS) get extra pure responses, says Honda. Further capabilities embrace Site visitors Jam Help, Low-Velocity Braking Management and Site visitors Signal Recognition.
At current, the fifth-generation CR-V is on sale in Malaysia ranging from RM146,900 for the bottom 2.0L 2WD variant, and the four-variant vary is topped by the 1.5L TC-P 4WD at RM171,400, based on the Honda Malaysia web site; all costs are on-the-road excluding insurance coverage.
GALLERY: 2023 Honda CR-V, sixth-generation