DOMASCO, an Al-Futtaim company and the distributor for Honda in Qatar, has officially launched In Qatar the fifth generation of the all-conquering Honda CR-V at their large, modern showroom that dominates Khalifa Street near the (new) traffic intersection formerly known as TV Roundabout.

The completely redesigned and re-engineered CR-V boasts a bold new styling, a premium interior plus new features and technologies aimed at enhancing CR-V’s status as the outright benchmark in the highly popular compact SUV segment.

Faisal Sharif, Managing Director of DOMASCO commented that the Honda CR-V is one of the most popular models in the whole range of Honda cars and SUVs. It is in fact the best-selling SUV in the world. He promised that customers will find the new CR-V offers the highest levels of comfort and driving experience and is great value for money, with four grades to choose from. He also invited them to have a test drive to experience the amazing new CR-V for themselves.

New powertrain and chassis technology

At the heart of the all-new CR-V is a 2.4-litre DOHC, direct injected i-VTEC engine, mated to a smooth shifting and sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Shift control logic.  It generates 184 horsepower @ 6400 rpm and a torque of 244 Nm @ 3900 rpm. The low fuel consumption statistics of the CR-V will be much appreciated in the new era of rising fuel prices.

The all-new body and chassis design in the CR-V provide more agile and confident handling, greater drive refinement and superior overall versatility. Its suspension utilises specially tuned low-friction dampers, with both front wheel drive (FWD) and AWD models including tubular front and solid rear stabiliser bars that promote quick turn-in and flatter cornering. Variable ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) also contributes to the CR-V’s satisfying steering feel.

Bold and sophisticated exterior styling

The CR-V heads in a new fresh direction with crisper and sharper front-end design elements such as the new aggressively styled headlights surrounded by wing-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights  on all models.

The CR-V’s new windswept front-end appearance also includes signature Honda LED headlights on the Touring model. Wide muscular fenders with athletic wheel arches, longer wheelbase and short rear overhang give the new CR-V a more sophisticated and athletic presence. Perfectly straddling the line between bold design and modern sophistication, this is the perfect SUV for any lifestyle.

The new CR-V also features distinctive LED taillights and wheel options that help it stand out from the crowd. It also includes a Power Programmable Tailgate, which opens and closes at the push of a button with added tailgate height-adjustability feature on the Touring model which can be customised for drivers of all heights. Other notable standard features include power door mirrors, side mirror LED indicators, rear fog lights, headlight off timer, various chrome garnishes and auto rain sensing wipers (Touring only).

Premium, spacious and technologically advanced interior styling

The more spacious cabin, with interior space and rear seat legroom best in class includes a new soft-touch instrument panel and stitched premium seats. A colour driver information interface adds to the handsome new design aesthetic. With the new easy fold down and 60/40 split rear seat design, the CR-V’s interior is incredibly versatile with room for five people and a substantial amount of cargo.

The 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto platforms, giving customers seamless integration of key smartphone features and functions, including smartphone powered GPS navigation and voice controlled search capabilities. The clean and elegantly laid out dashboard presents essential information directly in the line of sight. The Driver Attention Monitor is designed to detect driver fatigue and alert the driver when exhibiting diminished attention to the road with a series of visual and audio alerts.

The Honda LANEWATCH feature uses a camera located in the passenger door mirror to display a clear image of the lanes and any vehicles in the lane on the 7-inch Display Audio screen. The Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with dynamic guidelines shows steering input direction, to ensure you park safely and quickly. Other key comfort and convenience features include a smart entry and remote engine start, dual-zone climate controls, rear A/C ducts, Electronic Parking Brake with Brake Hold function, front USB ports, rear USB charging ports, adjustable passenger and drivers seat.

Advanced safety

The all-new CR-V uses Honda’s next-generation ACE body structure. The CR-V targets the highest available collision safety ratings, including an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Other Honda active safety features include Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, Electronic Brake Distribution, Agile Handling Assist, Tyre Pressure Monitor System, and Hill Start Assist.

For more information or to book a test drive, please visit Honda Qatar website, or call 800 8123.