It appears that order books for the 2017 Honda CR-V are set to open from June 1, according to this dealer leaflet sent in to us by a paultan.org reader.

In terms of specifications, the CR-V will be offered with a 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo engine, although no exact output figures were provided. For reference, the blown DOHC four-pot makes 190 PS (187 hp) and 240 Nm of torque in the Indonesian-spec CR-V and just announced Australian model range, mated to a CVT automatic.

A naturally-aspirated mill should be offered alongside the turbo mill, likely the R20 2.0 litre SOHC with 155 PS and 190 Nm, similar to that available in Indonesia. In the republic, the turbocharged CR-V is sold as a seven-seater, whereas the NA is a five-seater only model, while Australia will sell the turbo in both five- and seven-seat layouts.

It remains to be seen how the Malaysian-spec CR-V will shape up in terms of engine options, seating configuration and drive systems (2WD, 4WD), or for that matter, variant grades – it could well mirror that available for the Civic, with the NA as a baseline variant, followed by a mid-spec turbo and then high-spec turbo.

A nice surprise here is the first Malaysian debut of the Honda Sensing safety suite on select variants (absent on the Indonesian-spec CR-V), which includes systems like forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking and road departure mitigation. Meanwhile, standard safety features found on the CR-V are vehicle stability assist (VSA) and six airbags.

In terms of equipment, the CR-V will receive LED headlights, LED DRLs and LED tail lights. Smart entry and a push-start button will come as standard on all variants. No details on what else is in store for the all-new CR-V line-up, or pricing for that matter. Therefore, we’ll have to wait for more details tomorrow, but for now, are you interested?

UPDATE: Honda Malaysia has officially announced that bookings for the new 2017 Honda CR-V is now open at all showrooms nationwide.

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