The CR-V stands for “Comfortable Runabout Vehicle.” As its name implies, the Honda's crossover flagship has proven itself to be a worthy choice for many modern Filipino families with the urban jungle being their turf.
It was in the late 90’s when Philippines saw the beginning of what is now one of the most popular automotive categories in the country – the Crossover SUV. And one of the pioneering models to fit that segment is Honda’s CR-V, which had its glamorous local debut back in October 1997 in the posh Coconut Palace in CCP. 2 decades after, the CR-V remains to be one of the most prominent nameplates in the segment. It now has 5 rich generations under its belt, and for the first time in Asia, Honda is offering the CR-V with a diesel-powered variant.
The 2017 CR-V is available in two variants – the 7-seater diesel and 5-seater gasoline. The diesel-powered CR-V has 3 subvariants: SX Diesel 9AT AWD, S Diesel 9AT, and V Diesel 9AT. All of these will be using the 1.6 i-DTEC turbodiesel engine which is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Gear Selector. The 5-seater variant on the other hand will be powered by a 2.0 i-VTEC gasoline engine, mated to a continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Available in color options Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Dark Olive Metallic. The Passion Red Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic are both available for the SX Diesel 9AT and S Diesel 9AT variants. For White Orchid Pearl, on the other hand, an additional P20,000 applies. Price for the 5-seater variant is P1,539,000, while the 7-seater Diesel ranges from P1,569,000 to P2,049,000.