Honda Malaysia has introduced the Honda CR-V 2.4L with a 2.4 litre engine. The fourth-gen SUV was launched in March with a sole 2.0 litre engine choice.
The 2.4 litre i-VTEC four-cylinder engine makes 190 PS at 7,000 rpm, while max torque is rated at 222 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The 2.4 is a DOHC engine (2.0 SOHC) with a 35 PS/32 Nm advantage over the 2.0, although both max figures are made at higher rpms. With the new engine, the CR-V completes the 0-100 km/h sprint in 10.6 seconds on to a 190 km/h top speed. The 2.0 manages 12.7 seconds and 183 km/h.
Kit wise, the CR-V 2.4L gets leather seats, an eight-way powered driver seat, Smart Entry System (keyless entry) with push start button and steering shift paddles for the five-speed automatic gearbox. Also included are auto wipers, 6.1-inch touch-screen audio and navigation system (with reverse camera) and Bluetooth audio with hands-free telephone system (HFT).
On the outside, a CR-V 2.4L features auto HID projector headlamps, chrome door handles and 18-inch wheels with 225/60 tyres, one inch up from the 2.0′s 225/65 R17. Safety wise, this range topper boasts six airbags with the addition of curtain airbags. The 2.0 has four airbags, front and side.
Available in five colours – Twilight Blue Metallic, Taffeta White, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic (new) – the Honda CR-V 2.4L is priced at RM169,800 OTR with insurance, a RM21,000 premium over the RM148,800 2.0.