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The 2013 Honda CR-V is headed for South Africa
With Great Value, Functionality, Advanced Features and Efficiency in a Compact SUV.
The 2013 Honda CR-V is planned for launch in South Africa in December 2012. The award-winning compact SUV has a huge compliment of ‘extra’ features as standard, 31-mpg EPA highway rating and available Real Time AWD system.
The fourth-generation Honda CR-V was launched in 2012 in the USA and is one of the most fun and functional compact SUVs in America. For 2013 the new Honda SUV is IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and is has NHTSA 5-star Overall Vehicle Score1. The CR-V also has awards from Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com and J.D. Power and Associates.
Compact on the outside and roomy inside, the CR-V represents an unparalleled balance of size and capability in the entry SUV segment. With its car-like interior comfort, a smooth and quiet ride, plus innovative features, the versatile CR-V is a great fit for families or anyone with an active lifestyle.
The 2013 Honda SUV model line-up is expected to be similar to the European models, with more details on exact South African specifications to follow,
Bolder, Yet Quiet Ride
The Honda CR-V's body is designed to contribute to high fuel efficiency and vehicle safety while enhancing the functional and refined aspects of this entry-level SUV. The CR-V has an aggressive and aerodynamic stance with deep sculpting of the
Large 5-spoke wheels and bold fender flares emphasize the vehicle's dynamic presence and capability. All CR-V models feature an exterior Expanded-View Driver's Mirror that adds an additional 5.5 degrees of visibility at the outer edge of the mirror's field of view.
Small on the Outside, Big on the Inside
The Honda CR-V's "small on the outside, big on the inside" packaging is the key to its appeal. The roomy 5-passenger seating layout provides plenty of space to stretch out, front and rear, and there's abundant storage.
Despite being slightly shorter and lower than its predecessor, the new SUV has the same very generous interior space. The boot volume has grown by 148 litres - it now offers a total volume of 589 litres, which can be expanded to 1648 if you fold the one-motion, 'easy-fold-down' rear seats. Also aiming to make your life a little easier, Honda is offering a power tailgate.
The CR-V is well equipped with sophisticated instrumentation that includes an average fuel-economy indicator, instant fuel economy, miles-to-empty indicators, an engine oil-life indicator and more. A standard
The Honda Approach to Safety
The 2013 CR-V exemplifies the Honda approach to safety. As standard equipment, every CR-V incorporates: VSA electronic stability control system with
Strides Forward in Economy
All models demonstrate a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions versus the previous models. The CR-V features a sophisticated powertrain that offers a refined balance of versatile performance for
The engine is paired with a standard 5-speed automatic transmission that works in conjunction with the engine's Drive-By-Wire™ throttle control to smooth shifting action, and Honda's unique Grade Logic Control system can intuitively hold the most appropriate gear on hilly roads, reducing unnecessary shifting. For the all-season confidence of all-wheel drive, the Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System is available to help access available traction in low-grip driving conditions such as snow, rain and unpaved road surfaces.
The CR-V has an EPA fuel economy6 rating of 23/31/26 mpg city/highway/combined (FWD) and a compact SUV-class leading 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined rating for the AWD CR-V. Standard Eco Assist indicates to the driver when the vehicle is being operated in an efficient style via "green" visual cues surrounding the speedometer, and a selectable ECON Mode alters operating characteristics of the vehicle to support an efficient driving style.
Chassis for Comfort, Enjoyment and Confidence
With its fully independent front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension, the 2013 CR-V chassis is designed to maximize passenger comfort, driving enjoyment, and confidence. All CR-V models feature Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) that works with the standard VSA and Electric Power Steering to detect instability in slippery road conditions both during cornering and under
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The 2013 CR-V is planned for delivery to your local Mekor Honda Dealer in December 2012. To keep up to date with the launch and details and specifications as they are announced, please contact your local Mekor Honda South Africa Dealer.