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Monday, August 14, 2023

It's Official: 2024 Honda CR-V Priced Starting At P 2.15M; Launching On September 13


Mark your calendars: Honda Cars Philippines is launching the highly-anticipated sixth-generation all-new CR-V on September 13. The latest-generation compact SUV marks a significant step forward for Honda in both their efforts towards electrification and connectivity.

Making a milestone, the e:HEV full-hybrid system is available in the all-new CR-V for the first time. The technology seamlessly blends the robust prowess of a 2.0-liter engine with dual electric motors. With Honda’s latest hybrid system at its core, it achieves outstanding fuel efficiency (besting even plug-in hybrids in some cases), substantially reduces emissions, and maintains an exhilarating and dynamic driving experience.

In Thailand, where the 2024 CR-V made its ASEAN debut, this engine is good for a combined 207 horsepower (148 horsepower from the 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine and 184 horsepower from the dual electric motors). Peak torque is rated at 335 Nm from as low as zero rpm.

In addition to the pioneering e:HEV full hybrid system, the Honda CR-V is also first in the country to be offered with a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. This powertrain, available in the 1.5 V Turbo CVT and 1.5 VX Turbo CVT AWD makes 190 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 240 Nm of torque from 1,700 to 5,000 rpm.

Speaking of variants, Honda Cars Philippines will offer the all-new CR-V in three flavors:
  • 1.5 V Turbo CVT – P 2,150,000
  • 1.5 VX Turbo CVT AWD – P 2,300,000
  • 2.0 RS e:HEV E-CVT – P 2,600,000
Likewise, the CR-V is the first model in the Philippines to be equipped with Honda Connect. Utilizing smart telematics technology, the Honda Connect will allow users to have a seamless connection with their cars via a smartphone application enhancing its overall safety, security, and convenience.

All variants of the all-new Honda CR-V will come standard with the latest generation of Honda Sensing driver-assist technology, which uses a front camera and radar to help detect cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians, and other road users effectively.

The all-new Honda CR-V will showcase advanced features, especially in terms of connectivity and safety, along with a premium new design inside and out.

Longer and wider than ever before, the 2024 Honda CR-V boasts larger proportions and a significantly broader stance. It’s ready to take the SUV segment to the next level with a sporty and strong exterior design in every dimension.

Interior-wise, the all-new Honda CR-V exudes premium with its high-quality materials, upscale touches, and greater visibility. Sporty, modern, and spacious are just some of the best words to describe its interior. The larger cabin also brings with it greater comfort for the driver and passengers alike.

“We are eager to launch the all-new Honda CR-V in the Philippines because this is a major step towards a carbon-neutral future for the next generation. With cumulative sales of over 70,000 units since it came to the Philippines in 1997, I know the Honda CR-V has a special place in the heart of Filipino customers. The all-new model, with the new e:HEV, Honda Connect, and Honda Sensing, is yet again how Honda demonstrates our commitment to a cleaner, healthier environment, and to safety for everyone” said Ms. Rie Miyake, HCPI President.

Order books for the all-new CR-V are open at all authorized Honda dealerships nationwide. All reservations done until September 30 will have waived fees.

58 comments:

  1. There's lot of mumbo jumbo fancy marketing spiels, but where are the power figures?

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    1. Sorry, we had to eat dinner.

      Updated with the specs.

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  2. Ang pinakamamimiss sa lahat ng CRV. Ang Diesel Engine.

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    1. Very weak 120hp diesel, mamimiss ng lahat? LMAO

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    2. Agree. We have a 2020 diesel crv and the power is really wanting

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    3. I dunno if these commenters ever drove the CRV Diesel. I own one, and I don't find it lacking in power. Kahit akyatan pa ng Baguio, walang kahihirap because it has that diesel torque. In terms of responsiveness, it is even way better than my 2023 Everest Bi-Turbo. In terms of comfort, iba pa din talaga ang CUV vs these PPVs. Night and day sa tagtag.

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  3. At 2.6m, honda ph better not removed any features for the ehev variant.

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    1. Based on the list above, looks like we're already missing the "AWD" in the description. In Thailand, the RS badge is only placed on the AWD version. Is this just a typo? ๐Ÿค”

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    2. The official PR didn't indicate the words, "AWD" for the e:HEV variant so we can only speculate at this point.

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    3. Its likely in AWD only

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  4. Great Car perfectionists! My dream Car!

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  5. It will be interesting to see how the CR-V Hybrid fares in PH conditions. Because in US EPA estimates, the RAV4 Hybrid is the more efficient vehicle.

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  6. Getting a bit on the expensive side, lowest current model is 387,000 cheaper. No sure if the increase in price is worth that much...

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    1. Much has been written about the cost of adding ADAS to cars and I believe it isn't that much. Manufacturers will continue to tout the benefits of these systems and charge premiums as long as customers will pay. Moving out of the sub-2M price points and going head-to-head with RAV4 will undoubtedly limit the CR-V's appeal, not to mention giving the Hyundai Tucson more breathing space.

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    2. It depends on the brand. Subaru says the cost of the EyeSight option was about P 50K. For sure, the monocular camera setup of the Honda Sensing system is bound to be cheaper.

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    3. Cost of ADAS is cheap but automakers are charging a pretty penny more. Its not worth it ADAS are just making drivers dumber

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    4. Do we really need stuff like ADAS? Best if automakers can make cars talk to one another so there will be no more accidents.

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  7. And the question is... It will be both offered in 5- and 7-seater configurations?

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  8. This new CRV is much better than the old CX8,Fortuner and Santa Fe
    Congratulations HCPI!

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    1. Fortuner does not count as it isn't competing with CR-V.

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    2. For the pricepoint it is competing with the Fortuner.

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  9. Is the hybrid turbo?

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    1. Only the gasoline variant has turbo. The hybrid is naturally aspirated.

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    2. Typically, hybrids are already boosted by the electric motor. For the CRV, the engine is Atkinson cycle which, power wise, is even a more conservative than typical Otto cycle engine. AND YET, the e:HEV (2.0 gasoline + 2 electric motors) provides significantly more power and torque than the 1.5 gasoline turbo.

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  10. No variant below 2m, this new crv is expensive. For that price I would rather buy the top of the line Everest or Lexus nx just add a bit more. 2.6m crv hybrid must be loaded to the max.

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    1. Agree at this price the mid-level and top-of-the-line truck-based SUVs hold more appeal features and spacewise, on top of being diesels and not too far removed from the "porma" that attracts CR-V buyers.

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    2. Good luck getting an Everest 4X4 as that vehicle got 4 to 6 month wait list ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Lexus NX is priced at 3.5 Million Pesos ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  11. Ang tanong, ilan ang airbags? 4?

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  12. With 3rd row like before?

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  13. I was waiting for the new CR-V, but pulled the trigger on the CX-5 AWD earlier this year. I'm no longer regretting that decision. Anyway, the "electrification" of the CR-V will leave a noticeable hole in Honda's local lineup. The gap between the HR-V and the CR-V will be big. Will Honda PH bring in the ZR-V to plug that hole? When Toyota PH "electrified" the RAV4, they brought in the Corolla Cross to fill the RAV4's former spot, will Honda PH follow suit?

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    1. THIS. It's very clear HCPI is putting in a gap to potentially plug in the ZR-V. That's what I think so TBH.

      Right now, I'd go purely 7-seater for the CR-V to differentiated it further. In fact, I would have gone so far to discontinue the FWD variant.

      If I were their product planner, this is how it'll look like:

      Honda HR-V S
      Honda HR-V RS Turbo
      Honda ZR-V Low Variant
      Honda ZR-V High Variant
      Honda CR-V 1.5 AWD
      Honda CR-V e:HEV AWD

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    2. To be fair, Honda already said earlier on that the CR-V will grow bigger and go more upmarket. The ZR-V fulfills the role of the CR-Vs of old and it does make sense to slot in the 1.7-1.9 million price bracket and fight the Tuscon + H6. Japan already did this by replacing the CR-V completely with the ZR-V. Only question is: will Thailand get it? I am not hearing rumors about this from other publications and importing the ZR-V from Japan will be DOA.

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  14. So is the hybrid turbo?

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  15. Not sure but most likely only a few hybrid units will be available. With toyota only the non hybrid zenix and yaris cross are readily available. Hybrid units waiting game.

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  16. Was waiting for this (among others) as we seek to replace our Sorento, hoping a hybrid variant caps at around Php2.4M.

    With this new CRV pricing, I'd rather choose among these bigger mid-size crossovers:

    - Top choice: Mazda CX8 2WD (Php2.2M net of value of free 5 years PMS)
    - Kia Sorento EX (Php2.3M net of cash discount)
    - Hyundai Santa Fe (Php2.3M net of cash discount)
    - Dark horse: GAC GS8 (Php2.3M net of cash discount)

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    1. More than a Ford Exploder? Sure

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    2. Or if I may add a left-field suggestion in the hat (for those sitting on the fence of 2.6M): why not go all-out and get a Mazda CX-9? It's got the interior, amenities and cachet that CR-V buyers gravitate to. As I see it, asking 2.6M for a CR-V is problematic as buyers' minds will wander off with other cars they could buy instead. You've really got to want this or you're a loyal repeat Honda customer.

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    3. ^
      Fuel consumption

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    4. ^Anon 9:51 - True. The CX9 Black Edition costs Php2.8M, before you factor in the free 5 years PMS.

      With a myriad choices in this price range, not to mention the PPVs which a lot of pinoys love, no wonder RAV 4 hybrid (also at Php2.6M) is a rare sight on the road. Lets see how it plays out for the new CRV.

      I wonder where the supposedly 50% discount on excise tax go? Kept as additional margin? Sad.

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    5. Ford is better than a piece o' crap Sorento to be honest.

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    6. I've owned vehicles from both, and I would have to agree with the Anon above. I've sworn off all things Kia, no matter how upmarket Kia positions itself.

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  17. CRV HEV 4WD is much better than buying a Toyota RAV4 LTD HEV,Peugeot 5008 Allure and ancient bare Hyundai Santa Fe
    Closest rivals of CRV HEV 4WD are the Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV Plus and soon to be released 4WD version of GAC GS8
    Good luck to HCPI!

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  18. The trend continues. The established brands are all surrendering the sub 2 million price point to the Chinese.

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    1. Nah, crv climb the ladder but under 2m are hrv, brv and soon wrv here. Rav up 2m, under 2m are corolla cross, innova/zenix, mpv's, raize and now yaris cross. Hyundae has tucson, stargazer, creta And soon mitsu Xforce - established brand actually trying to beat chinese cars on der own game by offering affordable cars with comparable/ better features, specially on infotainment with focus on wireless apple carplay/android auto, which china cars dont usually have.. Besides china cars here are increasing prices. So far Only subaru n mazda going upmarket

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    2. Do you have a source on the WRV release? How soon is 'soon,' if you don't mind me asking?

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  19. What type of battery does it use? And does the hybrid also have 7 seats?

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  20. I guess the AWD variant is a 7-seater like in Thailand, though Australia have a 7-seater 2WD.

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    1. All variants of the New CRV in the Philippine market are 7 seaters.

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    1. Because its for soccer moms who live in condos or gated subdivisions.

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    2. CR-V's just used to be priced like the Chinese cars back in the days.

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