The new and updated 2015 Honda CR-V is now on view at the Honda showroom on Khalifa Street, near the TV roundabout. The 2015 CR-V is a fresh upgrade with customer friendly features which will please Honda fans and as it offers even more style, driving comfort and safety.
The 4th generation CR-V boasts a wider, more dynamic stance with enhanced exterior styling. Four versions of the latest model are offered, including one with 2WD, and all are powered by the new direct-injection DOHC 4 cylinder i-VTEC™ engine with CVT transmission.
The new CR-V is certainly very impressive, very pleasing on the eye both inside and out.
Among key improvements, the rear is equipped with a bumper-integrated chrome twin silencer which enhances exterior aesthetics. Another noteworthy feature is the pioneering Honda LaneWatchTM which uses camera technology to improve rear vision.
The interior is more stylish and functional; it has a reshaped chrome-effect inlay running the width of the dashboard and high quality materials on key surfaces. The interior offers good space for passengers and luggage, is flexible and offers useful storage spaces like the new configurable center console that not only adds versatility but more comfort with its broad, sliding armrest, while also conveying a more luxurious appearance.
The 7-inch Intelligent Multi-Information Display adds technological supremacy. For example, the Smart Entry and Push Start features enable you to unlock the door, start the car, shut the car and walk away without ever having to touch the key.
Driving the CR-V is even more pleasurable than looking at it. It feels solid, responsive, powerful and safe. Acceleration from the eager 2.4 litre engine was available at any speed, smoothly delivered and with manual tiptronic available at any time. The disc brakes are equally powerful and smooth.
Backed by advanced Honda leading edge safety systems and ACE body construction, the combination of value for money, luxury and safety is difficult to beat.
ENGINE 2.4 litre DOHC i-VTEC, Direct Fuel Injection technology
MAX POWER 185 hp (138 kW) @ 6,400 rpm
MAX TORQUE 245 N–m (181 lb-ft) @ 3,900 rpm
TRANSMISSION CVT (Continously Variable, automatic gearbox with manual tiptronic, mated to Real Time AWD or 2WD)
EXTERIOR The new Accord CR-v has been noticeably upgraded for the new model; attractive yet powerful crossover styling with sleek body lines; new LED daytime running lights; side mirrors with integrated turn indicators; front fog lights; new dynamic front grille and updated lights front and rear, new chrome work hints at upmarket luxury; 18″ alloy wheels; smart entry
INTERIOR Very handsome and well-finished CR-V cockpit is your command centre; push button start and stop; USB and Bluetooth connectivity; 7-inch touchscreen display for phone and audio display, plus car performance information; dual-zone automatic climate control; multi-functional centre console; automatic dimming mirrore ergonomically designed interior makes use of high-quality materials, exemplaryfit and finish.
SAFETY/SECURITY AWD technology with Intelligent Control System distibutes power safely where needed; new Honda Lanewatch camera technology; ACE™ Advanced Compatibility Engineering body enhances self-protection; Vehicle Stability Assist; Traction Control; Anti-lock Brake System; Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD); comprehensive seatbelt and airbag protection.
Domasco will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the new Honda CR-V or any of its stylish and sporty range of cars and SUVs for Marhaba readers. Call 4424 6800.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
Note: This article has been extracted from Marhaba’s Issue No 62 Spring/Summer 2015 from the ‘Motoring’ section. For more car reviews, pick up Marhaba’s Issue No 62 for only QR20 from the nearest hypermarket or bookstore to you.
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