Honda has unveiled the fifth generation of its hot-selling SUV – the 2017 Honda CR-V. The latest iteration of the CR-V should help it maintain its benchmark status in the compact SUV segment especially with its new exterior and interior design, new powertrain and chassis technology as well as new features.
Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division, remarked that the new Honda CR-V ups the standards in the segment in terms of performance, roominess and premium content as well as fuel economy and value.
2017 version of the CR-V (EX and higher trims) now comes standard with Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. These variants of the 2017 CR-V are expected to generate 75 percent of the SUV’s sales. Honda Sensing includes: Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and pedestrian sensing capability; and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS).
Customers may also take advantage of the newly available driver-assistive technologies like the Auto High Beam (HSS) headlights, Blind Spot Information (BSI) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM).
Honda's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure should allow the new 2017 CR-V to earn the highest available collision safety ratings like an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The 2017 CR-V is also aiming to achieve a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention (as equipped with Honda Sensing).
Honda plans to assemble the 2017 CR-V at its facilities in East Liberty (Ohio) Alliston, Ontario (Canada) and in Greensburg (Indiana). Its engines will be produced in Anna, Ohio and in Alliston, Ontario, while CVT is being built in Russells Point, Ohio.