THE all-new fifth generation CR-V sports utility vehicle (SUV) made its debut today, priced from RM142,400.

The base model 2.0 litre two-wheel drive variant is priced at RM142,400. The 1.5 litre turbocharged two-wheel drive is priced at RM155,700.

Next up on the range is the 1.5 litre turbo four wheel drive, which is priced at RM161,600. Finally, the range topping 1.5 litre premium turbo two-wheel drive is priced at RM167,700.

Honda said it has set a sales target of 700 units per month for the new SUV.

The all new CR-V has been completely redesigned and re-engineered to offer a premium SUV with a multitude of advanced features.

The range topping engine in the all-new CR-V is a 1.5-litre VTEC turbocharged engine mated to an upgraded continuous variable transmission (CVT). The powertrain produces 189hp at 5,600rpm and 243Nm of torque at 2,000 to 5,000rpm.

Measuring at 4,584mm in length, 1,855mm in width and 1,679mm for the 2WD variant or 1,689mm for the 4WD variant in height with a wheelbase of 2,660mm, the CR-V's ground clearance is 198mm (2WD) or 208mm (4WD). It has a 1,084 litres of boot space with the rear seats folded. The CR-V is equipped with a power tailgate.

In terms of safety, it comes equipped with six airbags, reverse camera, vehicle stability assist, smart entry and push start button have been made standard in all variants, while an eight sensor system is available for the higher variants.

In a ground-breaking move, Honda is introducing a comprehensive suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies with the new SUV.

Honda Sensing is a suite of next-generation active safety features that will assist drivers by providing warnings and helping to avoid or mitigate the severity of a collision.

Honda says the technology is unique as it uses both monocular camera and millimetre wave radar to enable a more complete view of the road and as an added safety measure.

A monocular camera is positioned at the top of the windshield combined with a millimetre wave radar inside the front grille are able to achieve greater accuracy as they combine the strength of the radar in object detection and the camera in object recognition.

The safety suite consists of seven features, namely adaptive cruise control, low-speed follow, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking system, lane keeping assist system, road departure mitigation, and lane departure warning that will provide driver’s cruising aid, frontal collision deterrence and side collision deterrence.

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The base model 2.0 litre two-wheel drive variant is priced at RM142,400. The 1.5 litre turbocharged two-wheel drive is priced at RM155,700. (pix by YAZIT RAZALI)