Over in Australia, the pricing and specifications for the fifth-generation Honda CR-V have been announced ahead of its market debut in mid-July.

Four grades – and five variants – of the RW will go on sale there, and only one powertrain will be available, the 1.5 litre VTEC turbo, good for 188 hp (or 190 PS) at 5,600 rpm and 240 Nm at 2,000 to 5,000 rpm, similar to that for the Indonesian market. The mill is paired with an Earth Dreams Technology CVT.

Late last year, it had been reported that Australia was set to get Thai-made CR-Vs in both 2.4 litre naturally-aspirated and 1.5 litre turbo forms, but it looks like plans for the former have been dropped.

Pricing will start from A$30,690 (RM97,800) for the baseline VTi right up to A$44,290 (RM141,200) for the VTi-LX. Of the five variants available, three are front-wheel drive and two, all-wheel drive, and four of the models are five-seaters.

The base VTi is a front-wheel drive offering and rides on 17-inch alloys, which moves up to 18-inch units for the rest of the grades. Standard equipment includes smart keyless entry with push-start ignition, dual-zone climate control, halogen projector headlights with LED DRLs, fabric seats and a reverse camera.

Also on, front fog lights, roof rails and an eight-speaker Advanced Display Audio system with a 7.0-inch colour touchscreen as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Safety-wise, the Australian-spec CR-V comes equipped with dual front, side and curtain airbags, hill start assist, VSA, trailer stability assist and a driver attention monitor from the baseline model.

The next five-seat variant is the VTi-S, which is available in both front-wheel drive and AWD configurations. This adds on an electric tailgate (with height adjustment), built-in satellite navigation, front and rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and Honda’s LaneWatch camera system.

This is followed by the VTi-L, which is a front-wheel drive offering but is the only one offering a seven-seat layout in the line-up. The equipment level is identical to the VTi-S, but adds on a number of items.

These are a panoramic sunroof, automatic rain-sensing wipers, third-row ceiling air-con vents, heated and powered front seats (eight-way driver with lumbar and position memory, and four-way passenger) and partial leather upholstery.

Topping the Australian CR-V model line-up is the VTi-LX, which is a five-seater AWD unit. The flagship gets a raft of kit, led by the inclusion of Honda Sensing – the suite of driver-assist technologies available under the system include adaptive cruise control (ACC) with low speed follow (LSF) and forward collision warning (FCW).

There’s also collision mitigation braking system (CMBS), lane departure warning (LDW), road departure mitigation system (RDMS) and lane keep assist (LKAS) in the mix.

The headlights also move up from halogen to full LED units, with active cornering lights and high-beam support, and LED front fog lights go on. Additional equipment includes privacy glass, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, digital radio (DAB+), heated door mirrors and a leather-wrapped gear shift knob.

GALLERY: Honda CR-V 1.5L VTEC Turbo, seven-seat Indonesian-spec