Not only has the new CR-V grown in size - it has a 40-mm longer wheelbase - it also comes with a hybrid powertrain option for the first time.
There are seven grades with a mix of front and all-wheel drive, petrol and hybrid and five and seven-seat model grades.
At the moment the e:HEV RS is the only hybrid grade and its tops the line-up at a tick under $60,000. But we understand Honda will add more hybrid grades down the track. This RS is a front-wheel drive and five-seat grade.
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The powertrain combines a revised 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a two-motor hybrid system and an E-CVT, ensuring a combined output of 152kW of power.
As the flagship, the e:HEV RS has the highest level of standard gear, and it gains piano black exterior flourishes like the grille, acoustic glass, rear fog lights, a Sport mode, black leather-appointed seats with red trim, and a roof headliner over the grade below it.
It also comes with a 9.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, power-adjustable driver's seat, drive-mode selector, wireless smartphone charger, a hands-free power tailgate with a walkaway close function, leather-appointed seats, and an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, Bose 12-speaker audio system, and 19-inch alloys.
All CR-V grades come with a healthy standard safety features list, with the Honda Sensing active safety suite including auto emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, and active cruise control with low-speed follow, while traffic jam assist and traffic sign recognition are new to the suite.