The fifth-generation Honda CR-V has been spotted in Malaysia again, just a few days after it was sighted making its way towards Genting Highlands.

The SUV seen here is still wearing quite a substantial amount of camouflage as well as the same number plate from the previous test mule. Similarly, it is easy to make out the distinct taillight design, and the twin exhaust pipe setup.

As we’ve mentioned before, the latter indicates a 1.5L VTEC Turbo petrol engine powers this CR-V. Of course, this isn’t much of a surprise as the matter was heavily suggested to us during a media event in February this year.

The CR-V has already been launched in Indonesia, where buyers there get to choose from two variants – a five-seater 2.0 litre NA petrol engine and a seven-seater 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine. Before that, the SUV model was introduced in Thailand as a seven-seater, with two engines to choose from – a 2.4 litre NA petrol and a 1.6 litre i-DTEC turbodiesel. An Earth Dreams CVT gearbox is fitted to the petrol engines, while the diesel mill gets a nine-speed automatic.

Honda Malaysia has already revealed that it will launch two more models in 2017, and with the new Jazz already being one of them, we can assume that the CR-V will be the other. It will have to fend off competition from the second-generation Mazda CX-5, which is said to debut in September, according to Bermaz. Which will you be looking forward to most?

GALLERY: Honda CR-V 1.5L Turbo Prestige (Indonesian-market variant)


GALLERY: Honda CR-V 2.0L (Indonesian-market variant)