The new Honda CR-V continues to surpass its targeted sales numbers – Honda Malaysia has revealed that orders for the fifth-generation model has reached 5,000 units, well past double the monthly sales aim of 700 units the company has set for the SUV. Out of the total, 3,080 units have so far been delivered to customers.

In July, it was reported that the three 1.5 Turbo variants accounted for 80% of the sales, led by the range-topping 1.5 Turbo Premium 2WD model at 40%. Next was the 1.5 Turbo 2WD at 31%, with the 1.5 Turbo 4WD contributing 9%.

According to the company at a briefing yesterday, the trend continues, though traction for the base 2.0 i-VTEC 2WD naturally-aspirated model is steady. At present, the 1.5 litre Turbo models make up 75% of the sales volume for the CR-V.

The 1.5 Turbo variant is powered by a retuned version of the Civic’s 1.5 litre turbocharged VTEC mill, with 193 PS and 243 Nm for output numbers. The 2.0i VTEC 2WD meanwhile is powered by the familiar R20 naturally-aspirated 2.0 litre i-VTEC engine, offering 154 PS and 189 Nm Both are paired with a CVT, which replaces the previous five-speed automatic gearbox.

The range-topping 1.5 Turbo Premium 2WD is the first Honda in Malaysia to come with Honda Sensing, which includes Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), auto high beam and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow (LSF) function.

As previously mentioned, pricing starts at RM142,400 for the base 2.0 i-VTEC 2WD, rising up to RM155,700 for the 1.5 Turbo 2WD and RM161,600 for the 1.5 Turbo 4WD. The top-of-the-line 1.5 Turbo Premium 2WD retails at RM167,700. All prices are on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

GALLERY: 2017 Honda CR-V 1.5 Turbo Premium 2WD