Honda recently unveiled its all-new CR-V compact SUV, set to go on sale this month. Originally launched in 1997, the CR-V is sold in more countries than any other Honda and is among the brand’s best-selling vehicles worldwide, accounting for about 2.5 million sales in 160 countries over its lifetime.
The all-new model continues to use a unibody structure and a fully independent suspension. Power comes from a 2.4-litre i-VTEC four-cylinder engine, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and making 166 horsepower.
The five-passenger sport ute offers standard safety features including side curtain airbags, front side airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist, ABS, EBD, and a tire pressure monitoring system. The fully-automatic RealTime four-wheel-drive system is standard again for 2007, but a new two-wheel-drive option is offered on the LX trim. Also new for ’07 in Canada is an optional navigation system and rearview camera.