In-Depth The Launch of the 4th Generation Honda CR-V

Discussion in 'Technical Articles' started by Ichiban, Friday 21st Sep, 2012.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    The Introduction to the history of the CR-V.

    The First Generation CR-V Launched 1995 View attachment 4653

    The Second Generation CR-V Launched 2001 View attachment 4654

    The Third Generation CR-V Launched 2007 View attachment 4655

    The Fourth Generation CR-V to be Launched 2012 View attachment 4659 Launch and timeline for customers to own one.
    • The new 4th Generation CR-V will launched on the 29th September 2012 at the Paris Motorshow.
    • Prices for all grades of the New CR-V to be announced at Paris.
    • 17th of October CR-V Demonstrators and display cars to arrive at Honda Dealers
    • 19th of October through 1st week of November , Customer invited to car launch events.
    • 22nd of October full scale media coverage to promote the car.

    Pictures of the car Exterior

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    Video Clips

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    What is new on the 2012 Honda CR-V?

    • Led daytime running Lights and Led tail Lights
    • High quality fit and finish
    • Extensive safety features
    • Two-and four wheel drive (Petrol Models)
    • Choice of 2.0 i-VTEC and 2.2 i-DTEC engines
    • Multi-Information Display (i-MID)
    • One motion Easy fold-down seats
    • Increased luggage space
    • Smart Keyless Entry System (top sepc model)
    • Powered tail gate (top sepc model)
    • Eco assist
    • Length and height reduced by 5mm and 30mm
    • Reduced the friction in both engines
    • Idle stop technology
    • Both diesel and petrol engines have a 10% reduction of CO2
    • Whiplash mitigation front seats
    • Electronic activated real time 4WD system
    • Hill start assist
    • Hill decent control
    • ADAS makes it first appearance on the CR-V
    • Emergency Stop System

    The Grade Changes

    There are four new Grades S SE SR & EX


    1. 5" Intelligent Multi Info Display (i-MID)
    2. Shift Indicator Light (SIL)
    3. Electric Power Steering (EPS)
    4. Idle Stop (manual models)
    5. Dual Zone Climate Control
    6. Cruise Control
    7. One touch Folding Rear Seats
    8. USB/iPod* Auxiliary Input
    9. 4-speaker Stereo
    10. Steering Wheel Stereo Controls
    11. Daytime Running Lights
    12. 17" Alloy Wheels
    13. Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
    14. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    15. Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
    16. Brake Assist (BA)
    17. Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
    18. CD Tuner
    19. Hill Start Assist
    20. Fabric Interior
    21. Central Locking
    22. Driver Power Lumbar Support
    23. Electric Windows Front & Rear
    24. Electric Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors
    25. Rear Seat Centre Armrest
    26. Driver Seat Height Adjust

    SE In addition to S model
    1. Leather Steering Wheel
    2. Leather Gearshifter
    3. Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
    4. Dusk Sensing Auto Lights
    5. Auto Dim Rear View Mirror
    6. Front & Rear Parking Sensors
    7. Rear View Parking Camera
    8. Rear One-touch Power Windows
    9. Electrically Folding Door Mirrors
    10. 6-speaker Stereo
    11. Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone
    12. Front Fog Lights
    13. CAT 1 Alarm
    14. Reverse Tilt Mirror
    15. Key Fob Operated Windows
    16. Alloy Boot Garnish
    17. Rear Vent Outlets

    SR In addition to SE model

    1. Leather and Alcantara Interior
    2. Heated Front Seats
    3. Premium Audio
    4. DAB Radio
    5. Colour-coded Roof Rails
    6. Privacy Glass
    7. HID Bi-Xenon lights with Auto Levelling
    8. Dynamic Cornering Lights
    9. High Beam Support System
    10. Headlight Washers
    11. 18" Alloy Wheels
    12. Passenger Power Lumbar Support
    13. Manual Passenger Seat Height Adjustment
    14. Ambient Lighting for Driver/
    15. Passenger Footwell and Doors
    16. Optional HDD navigation combined with
    17. ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist System)

    EX In addition to SR model

    1. Leather Interior
    2. Electric Driver Seat (8-way)
    3. Driver Seat Memory
    4. Integrated Satellite Navigation
    5. Panoramic Glass Roof
    6. Smart Entry & Start
    7. Power Tailgate
    8. Alloy Door Step Garnish
    9. Optional Advanced Driver
    10. Assist System (ADAS)

    The difference from the outgoing

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    Engines and Grades

    Both 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol and 2.2-litre I-DTEC diesel engines have been comprehensively redesigned with a focus on reducing CO2 emissions. Idle-stop technology has also been introduced on all models fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox.

    2.2-litre I-DTEC engine remains at 150PS and 350Nm respectively, but the CO2 emissions fall by approximately 10% 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine power rises to 155PS, while CO2 emissions have fallen by approximately 10%

    ECON mode and Eco Assist systems are also standard. ECON mode automatically adjusts throttle response and air-conditioning to minimise fuel consumption.The Eco Assist system uses the car’s dashboard display to advise drivers on how their driving style is impacting fuel economy.

    A flat under floor and sculptured wheel arches result in a reduction in the drag coefficient by 6.5% compared with the current CR-V to the benefit of performance, fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.

    Petrol CR-V Co2 Combined MPG Tax Band
    CR-V 2.0 i-VTEC S (2WD)168 gm/Km 39.2 H
    CR-V 2.0 i-VTEC SE (2WD)168 gm/Km 39.2 H
    CR-V 2.0 i-VTEC S 173 gm/Km 38.2 H
    CR-V 2.0 i-VTEC S Auto175 gm/Km 37.7 H
    CR-V 2.0 i-VTEC SE173 gm/Km38.2H
    CR-V 2.0 i-VTEC SE Auto175 gm/Km37.7H
    CR-V 2.0 i-VTEC SR177 gm/Km37.2I
    CR-V 2.0 i-VTEC SR Auto179 gm/Km36.7I
    CR-V 2.0 i-VTEC Ex177 gm/Km37.2I
    CR-V 2.0 i-VTEC Ex Auto179 gm/Km36.7I
    Diesel CR-VCo2Combined MPGTax Band
    CR-V 2.2 I-DTEC S149 gm/Km50.4F
    CR-V 2.2 I-DTEC S Auto174 gm/Km42.8H
    CR-V 2.2 I-DTEC SE149 gm/Km50.4F
    CR-V 2.2 I-DTEC SE Auto174 gm/Km42.8H
    CR-V 2.2 I-DTEC SR154 gm/Km48.7G
    CR-V 2.2 I-DTEC SR Auto180 gm/Km41.5I
    CR-V 2.2 I-DTEC Ex154 gm/Km48.7G
    CR-V 2.2 I-DTEC Ex Auto180 gm/Km41.5I

    No definitive price released but will be announced but expect the base price from £21,000 to the £32,000 price range.

    Accessories & Option Packs

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    Alloy Wheels

    17" Armus Alloy Wheel Blade Silver - 17X6 1/2J
    Part #08W17-T1G-600

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    18" Lyra Alloy Wheel Chrome Shadow - 18X7J
    Part # 08W18-T1G-600

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    19" Sirius Alloy Wheels Rombo Silver -19X7 1/2J
    Part #08W79-T1G-600AK

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    19" Cursa Alloy Wheel Sparkle Silver - 19X7 1/2J
    Part # 08W19-T1G-600

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    19" Orion Alloy Wheel Gunpowder Black - 19X7 1/2J
    Part # 08W19-T1G-600C

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    19" Sirius Alloy Wheel Rombo Silver - 19X7 1/2J
    Part # 08W19-T1G-600A

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    19" Vega Alloy Wheel Black earl - 19X7 1/2J
    Part # 08W19-T1G-600B

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  2. Mikem Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Good article this :Thumbup: shame about the prices thou, it just too expensive.
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  3. Ezeetrucker Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Baz Lincolnshire
    Thanks for that post, awesome motor, but a bit beyond my means now I am retired. Still more than happy with my third generation though.
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  4. Jaynemc Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Boo hoo :Sobbing:I won't be able to afford the 4th Generation have got the small matter of needing to buy somewhere to live - it will be the 3rd Generation for me - great quality pics thxs Jayne