The late 90’s in the Philippines saw the beginning of what is now one of the most popular automotive categories here in the Philippine – the Crossover SUV. And one of the pioneering models to fit that segment is Honda PH’s CR-V, which had its glamorous debut back in October 1997 in the posh Coconut Palace in CCP.
Fast forward to our present time, still the CR-V manages to win the Filipinos’ hearts in mixing form and function like no other. The CR-V stands for “Comfortable Runabout Vehicle”, and as its name implies, the CR-V has proven itself to be a worthy choice for many modem Filipino families with the urban jungle being their turf.
The 2014 CR-V is available in three variants – the 2.0 V, the 2.0 S, and the top-of-the-line 2.4 SX. Engine choices comprise of a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder SOHC i-VTEC and a 2.4L in-line 4-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC. Transmission options come in either a 6-speed MT or a 5-speed AT. The CR-V 2.4 comes with a real-time 4WD system that automatically engages upon sensing traction loss. Priced a between P1,328,000 to P1,688,000, the CR-V, with its compact practical design truly hits the high marks.
Available in color options Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic (available for 2.0 V AT and 2.0 V MT only). Moreover, the 2.4 SX Navi 4x4 and 2.0 S AT are both available in Copper Sunset Pearl, White Orchid Pearl (plus P20,000), and the new Lunar Silver Metallic option.