Honda Malaysia has released this nice short video putting the outgoing fourth-generation CR-V next to its upcoming replacement, the fifth-generation model. The 2017 Honda CR-V certainly looks to be a big step forwards in terms of styling, as well as technology.

It’s all new on the outside, though still recognisably a CR-V – the familiar front end, swoopy windowline and vertical taillamps are all present and accounted for. Underneath the hood, though, is a new 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo making 193 PS and 243 Nm of torque to replace the old 2.4 litre engine. Also on is a CVT gearbox, in place of a five-speed automatic.

Though it goes unmentioned here, the base 2.0 litre model is expected to carry over the same 155 PS/190 Nm mill as before, also with a CVT sending power to the wheels. A choice of 2WD and 4WD variants will be offered, but we’ll have to wait until the official launch to find out the exact combinations available.

The flagship model featured here also gets the full Honda Sensing active safety suite. This includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with stop-and-go Low Speed Follow (LSF), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).

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