2024 Honda CR-V launched in Malaysia – 6th-gen SUV, four variants, 1.5L turbo and 2.0L hybrid, from RM158k

2024 Honda CR-V launched in Malaysia – 6th-gen SUV, four variants, 1.5L turbo and 2.0L hybrid, from RM158k

Honda Malaysia has officially launched the 2024 Honda CR-V, with the sixth-generation SUV making its local debut earlier today. As indicated in our preview post earlier this month, the new CR-V goes on sale here in four variant grades, three of which are turbocharged petrol units and the fourth, a hybrid.

Let’s get to the variant designations and their pricing (all on-the-road, without insurance). The R20 2.0L i-VTEC naturally-aspirated engine, last seen on the entry-level 2WD variant on the fifth-gen facelift, has been dropped from the model line-up, and so the new CR-V range in Malaysia consists of the:

  • Honda CR-V 1.5L Turbo S – RM159,900
  • Honda CR-V 1.5L Turbo E – RM169,900
  • Honda CR-V 1.5L Turbo V AWD – RM181,900

UPDATE: The CR-V 2.0L e:HEV RS price is RM195,900 on-the-road without insurance.

At the launch, the company announced that to celebrate 20 years of CKD production of the SUV in Malaysia, the base S variant will be priced at an introductory RM157,900 for the first 750 units.

You’ll notice that the CR-V 2.0L e:HEV RS isn’t mentioned in the price grouping. That’s because the company says that the pricing for the hybrid will be announced early next year.

2024 Honda CR-V launched in Malaysia – 6th-gen SUV, four variants, 1.5L turbo and 2.0L hybrid, from RM158k

The 1.5L S, 1.5L E and 1.5L V AWD all feature the 1.5L VTEC turbo from before. As in the fifth-gen, the L15BE DOHC turbo four-pot’s output numbers remain unchanged, with 193 PS (190 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 243 Nm from 1,700 to 5,000 rpm, but the revs at which both power and torque arrive have been altered as a result of some minor revisions to improve acceleration response and make the unit quieter. Previously, maximum power came at 5,600 rpm, while peak torque was delivered from 2,000 to 5,000 rpm.

The mill remains paired to the familiar Earth Dreams CVT, but the unit has also been given some tweaks to reduce noise and vibration. Performance-wise, the base S takes 9.7 seconds to do the 0-100 km/h sprint, while the E is a fraction slower at 9.8 seconds. Meanwhile, the V AWD takes 10.4 seconds to accomplish the same feat. All three petrol versions have the same maximum top speed, which is 200 km/h.

As for the top-of-the-line hybrid, it’s powered by an Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) system similar to that seen on the Civic e:HEV RS, combining the workings of an electric motor and petrol engine. The latter is a 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine, which acts primarily as a generator.

2024 Honda CR-V launched in Malaysia – 6th-gen SUV, four variants, 1.5L turbo and 2.0L hybrid, from RM158k

By itself, the engine offers 148 PS (146 hp) at 6,100 rpm and 190 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm, the latter one Nm more than on the application in the hybrid Civic. While the mill can provide direct drive – via a lock-up clutch – at higher speeds for better efficiency, it’s the electric motor that does almost all the hauling work.

In terms of output, the e-motor develops 184 PS (181 hp, or 135 kW) at 5,000 to 8,000 rpm and 335 Nm from zero to 2,000 rpm, the latter being 20 Nm more than on the Civic. Like with the Civic range, the e:HEV is the fastest to 100 km/h from standstill, taking 9.0 seconds to manage that run. It however has a lower top speed of 187 km/h.

In Thailand, the hybrid CR-V is available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions, but for our market the CR-V e:HEV is offered only in its two-wheel drive configuration, with power sent to the front wheels via an electric continuously variable transmission (e-CVT).

Additionally, the RS specification for the Malaysian model is unique, not just because it’s the first time the grade is being found on the model, but because the RS trim level is only for the AWD in Thailand, with the 2WD for that market being an ES version.

Size-wise, the new CR-V measures in at 4,691 mm long, 1,866 mm wide and 1,681 mm tall, making it 68 mm longer, 11 mm wider and two mm taller than its predecessor (4,623 mm long, 1,855 mm wide and 1,679 mm tall on the facelift) in its Malaysian specification. The SUV’s wheelbase has also grown by 40 mm to 2,700 mm.

As noted in our review of the new CR-V, the increased dimensions don’t really come across visually at first glance when you compare both old and new directly side-by-side, given that the fifth-gen has more perceived volume in its shape, especially dead on from the front and rear. Look closer, and it is, with things led by an extended bonnet line.

2024 Honda CR-V launched in Malaysia – 6th-gen SUV, four variants, 1.5L turbo and 2.0L hybrid, from RM158k

This presents the new car with a flatter-looking nose like the HR-V, while a strong shoulder line really tightens up the side profile. The narrower light assemblies at both front and rear help project that tautness, and with cleaner line depictions, the net result is a SUV that looks a bit Continental in its depiction.

Externally, the CR-V comes equipped with LED auto headlights, LED daytime running lights, front LED sequential turn signals and LED rear combination lights as standard across the model range, and all variants also get body-coloured door handles and a shark fin antenna (body coloured on the turbo versions, and in black on the hybrid).

The 1.5L E variant adds LED front fog lamps and a hands-free powered tailgate with walk-away close function, while the V AWD gets chrome tailpipe finishers. As for the RS, it adds on RS badging, roof rails, black-coloured side mirror covers and an active shutter grille.

2024 Honda CR-V launched in Malaysia – 6th-gen SUV, four variants, 1.5L turbo and 2.0L hybrid, from RM158k

As for wheels, there are three versions, with the base S variant riding on a sporty looking 17-inch five double-spoke unit (with 235/65 tyres) finished in Sparkle Silver, while the E and V share the same 18-inch unit. This is also a five double-spoke design, again in silver, but differently styled. Completing the trio is the unit on the e:HEV RS, a similarly-themed 18-incher, but finished in gloss black and equipped with a resonator to suppress road noise. Tyres on all the 18-inch units are 235/60 profile Toyo Proxes R45, the same unit that was original fitment on the fifth-gen RW here.

Inside, you’ll find a dashboard styled along the lines of that of the Civic FE, which modernises the CR-V’s interior significantly. As with the Civic, the presentation includes a clean-running dash fascia, a three-spoke steering wheel, full-width mesh-covered air vents and a freestanding infotainment touchscreen, which on the base S is a seven-inch Display Audio unit.

Standard fit items and features on the CR-V include remote engine start, walk-away auto lock function, dual-zone air-conditioning with rear AC vents, cruise control, mechanically-adjustable rear seats (sliding and seat back tilt, the latter offering eight angle positions) and, on the petrol units, a 7.0-inch TFT semi-digital instrument display with an analogue speedometer. The hybrid RS is the only variant to feature a 10.25-inch full digital instrument display.

We’ve listed out the grade specific kit in detail further below, but here’s a quick rundown of some of the items you’ll find. The base 1.5 S gets black fabric seats, an urethane steering wheel and manual adjustment front seats. From the E on, the upholstery and steering wheel is dressed in leather, and a nine-inch Advanced Display Audio touchscreen infotainment unit goes in place.

As for interior trim, there base S features black honeycomb pattern panel inserts on the dashboard and door cards, while the E and V AWD have dark brown wood-grain inserts. Meanwhile, the e:HEV comes with aluminium-finish silver accent inserts, complete with gloss black surrounds, and there’s plenty of red contrast stitching to be found, on the upholstery, steering wheel, gear shift lever cover and on the door cards.

Additionally, the RS is also the only model to feature a 12-speaker Bose Premium audio system, marking the first time a branded sound system is being used on a model here. The variant is also the only one to get Adaptive Driving Beam for its LED headlights.

2024 Honda CR-V spec sheet; click to enlarge

Like in Thailand, Honda Sensing is standard across the model range in Malaysia. The list remains familiar, but improvements have come about to the suite of safety and driver assistance systems, including the introduction of a new 90-degree field of view camera and 120-degree field of view millimetre-wave radar as well as improved response to the adaptive cruise and lane keeping assist systems.

The automaker’s LaneWatch side camera system continues to be featured in place of a blind-spot monitor, although the base S doesn’t come with it. Of note is the inclusion of Honda Connect telematics with phone app on all CR-V variants.

As for exterior colours, five are available for the CR-V, with Canyon River Blue Metallic being a new shade. The other four colours are Ignite Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl (a RM600 option), Lunar Silver Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl. A Modulo bodykit package is also available for the SUV, as are a number of accessories packages.

Read our first drive report of the CR-V turbo here.

2024 Honda CR-V 1.5 S – RM159,900
Gets as standard:

Mechanicals

  • 1.5 litre DOHC VTEC Turbo engine
  • 1,498 cc turbocharged four-cylinder petrol
  • 193 PS (190 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 243 Nm from 1,700 to 5,000 rpm
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Electronic parking brake
  • MacPherson strut suspension (front), multi-link (rear)
  • Ventilated brake discs (front), solid disc (rear)
  • Variable gear ratio electric power steering
  • 0-100 km/h in 9.7 seconds
  • 1,598 kg kerb weight
  • 198 mm ground clearance
  • 57 litre fuel tank

Exterior

  • LED auto headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED sequential front turn indicators
  • LED combination taillights
  • 17-inch five double-spoke alloy wheels, 235/65 tyres
  • Body-coloured door handles
  • Body-coloured shark fin antenna

Interior

  • Smart entry with push-start button
  • Remote engine start
  • Walk-away auto lock function
  • 7.0-inch TFT instrument display, with analogue speedometer
  • Cruise control
  • Urethane multifunction steering wheel, with audio controls
  • Black fabric upholstery
  • Light grey headliner
  • Manually-adjustable front seats
  • Second-row sliding seats
  • Dual-zone air-conditioning system
  • Rear air-conditioning vents
  • Seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity
  • Bluetooth, hands-free telephone (HFT) system
  • Eight-speaker audio system
  • One front USB port, two rear USB ports (Type-C)
  • Auto dimming rear-view mirror
  • Four rear parking sensors
  • Multi-angle reverse camera
  • 17-inch steel spare wheel
  • 589 litre boot space

Safety

  • Eight airbags (front, side, side curtain and knee)
  • Rear ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • Vehicle stability assist (VSA)
  • ABS with EBD and brake assist
  • Auto brake hold
  • Hill start assist
  • Hill descent control
  • Agile handle assist (AHA)
  • Emergency stop signal
  • Seat belt reminder on all seats
  • Auto door lock
  • Active noise control
  • Honda Connect telematics system
  • Honda Sensing driver assistance suite
  • Forward collision warning (FCW)
  • Autonomous emergency braking (CMBS)
  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
  • Low speed follow (LSF)
  • Road departure mitigation (RDM)
  • Lane departure warning (LDW)
  • Lane keeping assist (LKAS)
  • Automatic high beam (AHD)
  • Lead car departure notification

2023 Honda CR-V 1.5 E – RM169,900
Adds on:

Mechanicals

  • 0-100 km/h in 9.8 seconds
  • 1,616 kg kerb weight

Exterior

  • LED front fog lamps
  • Hands-free powered tailgate with walk-away close function
  • 18-inch five double-spoke alloy wheels, 235/60 tyres

Interior

  • Paddle shifters
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Combination leather upholstery
  • Eight-way driver, four-way front passenger powered seats
  • Front seat position memory function (two positions)
  • 9.0-inch Advanced Display Audio touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • Wireless charger (front, 15 watts)
  • Two front USB ports (Type-A, Type-C)
  • Auto front wipers

Safety

  • Honda LaneWatch side camera system
  • Four front parking sensors

2023 Honda CR-V 1.5 V AWD – RM181,900
Adds on:

Mechanicals

  • Real-Time AWD system
  • 0-100 km/h in 10.4 seconds
  • 1,668 kg kerb weight
  • 208 mm ground clearance

Exterior

  • Chrome tailpipe finishers

Interior

  • Front roof/foot ambient light
  • Cup holder light
  • Front door inner handle light
  • Front/rear door line illumination

Safety

  • Multi-view (360-degree) camera system
  • Auto tilt side mirror function during reversing
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

2023 Honda CR-V 2.0L e:HEV RS – pricing to be announced early 2024
Adds on:

Mechanicals

  • Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) system
  • 1,993 cc naturally-aspirated Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder petrol engine
  • 148 PS (146 hp) at 6,100 rpm, 190 Nm at 4,500 rpm
  • 184 PS (181 hp, or 135 kW) at 5,000 to 8,000 rpm and 335 Nm from 0-2,000 rpm e-motor
  • Electric continuously variable transmission (e-CVT)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 0-100 km/h in 9.0 seconds, 187 km/h top speed
  • 1,735 kg kerb weight

Exterior

  • Black-coloured shark fin antenna
  • Black-coloured side mirror covers
  • RS bodystyling elements and RS badging
  • Roof rails
  • Active shutter grille
  • 18-inch Berlina Black alloy wheels, 235/60 tyres

Interior

  • Combination leather seats with red contrast stitching
  • 10.2-inch TFT fully-digital instrument panel
  • 12-speaker Bose Premium audio system
  • Black headliner
  • Key card
  • Head-up display
  • Sport pedals

Safety

  • Adaptive driving beam
  • Active sound control


GALLERY: 2024 Honda CR-V 2.0L e:HEV RS

GALLERY: 2024 Honda CR-V 1.5L Turbo V AWD

GALLERY: 2024 Honda CR-V official photos

GALLERY: 2024 Honda CR-V Malaysian brochure

GALLERY: 2024 Honda CR-V presentation slides

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Comments

  • ThePolygon on Dec 14, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Skip.

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    • Celup King on Dec 15, 2023 at 10:38 am

      Kek launch at mid of the end month so cannot enjoy end year discount. Very licik Honda do this stunt to deprive customers of discounts.

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  • 2023 Honda WR-V 1.5 V AWD – RM181,900

    LOL

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 5
  • Wow reasonable price. Good job

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  • Zuchie on Dec 14, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Honda seems to give a ‘harga selamat’ than expected and it is not too far compared to the Mazda CX5.

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  • ROTI CANAI on Dec 14, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    0-100 from 9 to 10.4 seconds, wonder where all the 193 PS went to?

    Also lanewatch still, honda digging their graves even further

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  • Selvam on Dec 14, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    No 7seater , No buy. Period

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 18 Thumb down 15
    • Joker on Dec 14, 2023 at 5:31 pm

      Well, for me, i think is better buy when it is a 5 seater than 7 seater. i need larger boot space than more seats. i ever sat in a rear seat in a fortuner, and it is a disaster. unless you have many small kids, then 7 seaters make sense. but then, boot space become pathetic.

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      • PlaySafeDriveSafe on Jan 03, 2024 at 2:56 pm

        The 3rd row of the Mitubishi Outlander still serves the purpose of carrying some not-so-small-sized colleagues for a short lunch trip. Of course, kids would be more comfortable in there. Boot space is still more than adequate with the 3rd row seats folded. Come on, Honda Malaysia.

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    • Santa on Dec 15, 2023 at 8:27 am

      Just get a mini bus

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    • honda>toyota ??? on Dec 15, 2023 at 9:36 pm

      u can get two 7-seater alza with tht price, why would u even consider lanewatch crv?

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  • stranger on Dec 14, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    So no full digital meter. Even Axia have it at 1/3 price

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 31 Thumb down 9
  • BubyeCRV on Dec 14, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    RIP on arrivals. Time to buy Cherry brands.

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  • Outalingam Crap on Dec 14, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    S, E and V FWD does NOT have rear view camera onscreen to add to the existing Honda Sensing? This is gonna be ridiculous kaddavalleh for such a pricey car!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 5
  • WRV typo in spec listing

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  • digital speedo on Dec 14, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    Honda Malaysia still giving ugly half digital instrument cluster with analog speedometer at this price range, should be full digital all the way.

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  • bellroy on Dec 14, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    Like this car!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 7
  • Nonsense on Dec 14, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    LMAO 180K with CVT.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 7
  • Edmund kiu on Dec 14, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Typo:
    2023 Honda WR-V 1.5 V AWD – RM181,900

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  • Hans Isaac on Dec 14, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    My dream car

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 7
  • Malaysia car on Dec 14, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Few options here.

    Range Anxiety: Tesla / BYD
    Range Confidence: Honda*

    *Ada Honda, ada Axxk?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 10
  • C’mon please give us BSM Honda…

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 20 Thumb down 3
  • Any issues with the turbos now that they have been in the market for 3-4 years?

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  • Troll on Dec 14, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Habis lah s70

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 22
  • We have a winner. Nice price.

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  • DRBH subsidiary Honda Msia on Dec 14, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    Seems very confident to maintain theirs marketshare growing honda supporters

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 5
  • Ev coming liao on Dec 14, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Beli s70 jer, kurang 1 cylinder separuh harga.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 5
  • OneAMG on Dec 14, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    Looks like they have tuned it for fuel economy. Sorry, car is just too slow for my taste. All the wasted horses… they must be using ponies.

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  • I don’t think the new CRV offers crystal black metallic, didn’t see that on the official brochure. The darkest shade is the meteoroid gray metallic

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  • Jom Global on Dec 14, 2023 at 9:47 pm

    3 SUV King for 2023.

    Proton X90, TYT TNGA Innova Zenix, CR-V

    Fortuner still a Legend.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 9
  • Is there any article here on why Honda Malaysia still insists on LaneWatch instead of Blind Spot Information system?

    The only articles I found were for the US market back dated in February, where the reason given is due to parts shortage.

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  • kiakia on Dec 14, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    even KIA RIO 2014 has TPMS…

    apa ni…

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  • merongkerong on Dec 15, 2023 at 5:26 am

    plastic cladding…it’s getting fade after sometimes..avoid washing using wash and wax…plastic is no no for wax..

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  • anonymous on Dec 15, 2023 at 8:35 am

    the could’ve at least specced the turbo v awd version similar to the rs because the difference in the look is so stark lol and at one glance there doesn’t seem to be any difference (in terms of look) from the base rm159.9k car vs the rm181.9k car and that isn’t necessarily a good thing considering the price difference.

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  • Kojaiz on Dec 15, 2023 at 9:09 am

    Better buy = baik beli

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  • The whole e:HEV thing is ironic. Aim is to promote energy efficiency but put in RS trim to encourage sporty drive for a family SUV. Why not sticking to one synconized theme?

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    • I guess it’s because a sporty appearance is appealing and sells.

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  • Sofian on Dec 15, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    Honda launch new model but will delay more month for early 2023 HR-V orders…another disaster to customer again

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  • Ong ls on Dec 27, 2023 at 11:07 am

    Luxzurios and high performance

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  • mohd firdaus on Jan 03, 2024 at 6:59 pm

    is it 5 seater or 5+2sater?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0
    • 5-seater bro. No 7-seater for our market — only in Thailand.

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      • Mohad Firdus on Feb 12, 2024 at 6:00 pm

        This S70 will forever be known for jumping categories at its convenience. When comparing performance, they compare with Vios/City. When people put them same level as B-segment, they claim it’s a C-segment tapi takut nak lawan Civic/Corolla.

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  • Devendar Pillai on Feb 12, 2024 at 5:59 pm

    This S70 will forever be known for jumping categories at its convenience. When comparing performance, they compare with Vios/City. When people put them same level as B-segment, they claim it’s a C-segment tapi takut nak lawan Civic/Corolla.

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  • Resembles a Volvo XC90

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  • 7 SEATER option la. x90, cx8 rival.

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