honda cr-v
UPDATE: The fourth-gen Honda CR-V has been launched in Malaysia. Click here to read our launch report, and here for a comprehensive test drive review

Honda Malaysia is set to launch the new Honda CR-V in Malaysia next week. Earlier in the month, an ad on it popped up on, hinting at its impending arrival.

The fourth-generation SUV will arrive in its familiar 2.0 litre form, but the big news is that the 2.4 litre variant, which never made it here in the outgoing third-gen RE, is due to finally enter the scene. You’ll have to be a bit patient for the 2.4 though – it isn’t going to be launched next week, arriving here closer to mid-year.

Plenty of changes to a firm fave; aside from the visual cues, there’s the promise of extra cargo space, slightly more pep for the 2.0 litre from the R20A mill as found in the current Civic, as well as a host of new kit introduced with the 2.4 litre version – leather seats, integrated navigation system and push-start ignition, among other things.

Also new to the fresh face will be TCS, motion adaptive EPS, Hill Start Assist and an evolved VSA. We were in Thailand recently for a preview of the new CR-V, so stay tuned for our report on it.