The completely redesigned and re-engineered CR-V boasts a bold new styling, a premium interior plus new features and technologies which keep the ever-popular CR-V firmly in pole position in the fast-growing compact SUV segment.
The figures speak for themselves. The ever-young CR-V is sales leader all around the world – in the US, Europe and Asia, and here in the Middle East.
The Honda CR-V is the best-selling SUV in the world.
At the heart of the all-new CR-V is the direct injected i-VTEC engine, mated to a smooth shifting and sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Shift control logic. The low fuel consumption of the CR-V will be much appreciated in the new era of rising fuel prices.
The all-new body and chassis design provide more agile and confident handling. Its new suspension enables more confident driving and variable ratio electric power steering also contributes to the CR-V’s satisfying steering feel.
Dramatic front-end appearance includes signature Honda LED headlights; wide muscular fenders with athletic wheel arches, longer wheelbase and short rear overhang give a more sophisticated and athletic presence. Confidently straddling the line between bold design and modern sophistication, this SUV stands out from the crowd and is perfect for any lifestyle.
The more spacious cabin, with best-in-class space and rear seat legroom, includes a new soft-touch instrument panel and stitched premium seats. An attractive colour driver information interface adds to the handsome new design aesthetic. 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 easy integration of smartphone features and functions, including smartphone powered GPS navigation and voice controlled search capabilities.
The Multi-Angle Rearview Camera helps ensure you park safely and quickly and there are many other key convenience features – too many to list here.
The solution? The friendly staff on Khalifa Street!
ENGINE 2.4 litre 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC, with DFI direct fuel injection
MAX POWER 184 hp (138 kW) @ 6,400 rpm
MAX TORQUE 244 Nm (181 lb-ft) @ 3,900 rpm
TRANSMISSION Automatic continuously variable transmission with Honda G-Shift; All-Wheel-Drive
EXTERIOR Proportions of 2016 and 2017 CR-Vs are similar, but look closely to see how things have changed: everything is a little chunkier and even muscular, giving a more athletic appearance, as do the new sporty dual exhausts; the 2017 CR-V is indeed a bit bigger. All of which benefit the comfort of driver and passengers, front and rear; to increase the feeling of superiority there’s also a considerable amount of extra ground clearance, always appreciated in Qatar
INTERIOR The new model’s cabin is positively a more premium environment, not just in comparison to previous years, but to its SUV rivals as well; materials are softer, touch-friendly and visually appealing, especially the tasteful matte wood-like look on the top Touring luxury model; useful space for people and cargo is best in class and technology is also leading edge, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available, a larger improved 7″ colour touchscreen and plenty of USB connectivity
SAFETY In addition to the usual and comprehensive safety technology (like Stability Control, etc), the Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver-assist technology now includes forward collision warning, blind spot warning, lane-keep assist, et al
The Honda management team invites all those interested to visit the showroom on Khalifa Street (in Lejbailat zone, near the iconic Imam Abdul Wahhab mosque) and take a test drive to experience 2017 Honda CR-V Touring. The always-friendly and informative staff will be only too pleased to demonstrate all the features of the various new Honda models. Call toll-free number 800 8123 or visit Honda website.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
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