"The CR-V has been redesigned both inside and out," said Honda Australia Director, Stephen Collins. "The most significant change to the two-wheel drive range is the addition of two variants. The two-wheel drive variants also have the same spec levels as their four-wheel drive counterparts; what differentiates them is drivetrain.
"Spec levels are outstanding and we've kept the same sharp, competitive price, demonstrating our commitment to great value for money."
The Honda CR-V remains one of the most versatile medium SUVs in the market today and has sold 21,654 units since November 2012. Outside, the CR-V receives several styling enhancements including LED daytime running lights, a new grille, a new front and rear bumper design for a sportier, bolder look along with a new colour; Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic.
Inside, the panels are adorned with a piano-black finish and chrome surrounds with stitching reminiscent of luxury craftsmanship. The CR-V's huge cargo area is still capable of carrying 1,648 litres and features the easy one-touch folding system.
The two-wheel drive range is now available in three variants: VTi, VTi-S and VTi-L. Both the two and four-wheel drive VTi receive Honda's Display Audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming along with one HDMI and two USB ports. The reversing camera has also been upgraded to feature three modes: top-down, wide and normal.
The VTi-S variants in both drivetrains receive Smart Entry with push-button start, auto wipers, auto headlights, front and rear sensors, dual-zone climate control and Honda's LaneWatch system that features an integrated camera offering an 80 degree view of the left lane of traffic to aid the driver in monitoring a blind spot.
Both VTi-L drivetrains feature Display Audio Plus with inbuilt satellite navigation and leather-appointed trim.
The four-wheel drive VTi-L's factory-fitted Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) which includes Collision Mitigating Braking System (CMBS), Active Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) has also been retained.