One of the first of the exciting new car launches this year is coming soon. Honda Malaysia has started running a teaser campaign on it’s website for the new 2007 Honda CR-V. It states the new SUV will be unveiled to the public on the 8th of March 2007, 3 weeks more on a Thursday!
Teaser images on the site have confirmed that our Malaysian market third generation 2007 Honda CR-V will use the new R-series 2.0 litre SOHC i-VTEC engine – the R20A. The single cam engine’s torque curve is more suitable to lugging around the Honda CR-V’s weight than the K-series motor from the second generation Honda CR-V. In the worldwide market, the 2.0 litre models use the R-series engines, while the 2.4 litre with bigger low end grant due to it’s larger displacement still uses the K-series engine, as it’s not very likely to see R-series engines with higher displacements than 2.0 litres due to it’s already very long stroke design.
With the imminent move to Euro II standards for fuel in Malaysia, resulting in lower sulphur in diesel, could we possibly see a turbodiesel variant featuring the award winning 2.2 litre i-CTDi turbodiesel variant? Could be a smart move by Honda if done, look at the amount of people purchasing diesel pick-ups and Ssangyong Rextons.
Click here to check out the teaser site by Honda Malaysia! To refresh your memory on how the 2007 Honda CR-V looks like as well as it’s specifications, check out all the links in the related posts below.