The new Honda CR-V Series II has arrived in Australia, introducing a host of new technologies, styling upgrades, and variant changes over both two- and four-wheel drive petrol models.
New to the 2015 Series II model is front and rear bumper bar styling, new LED daytime running lights, a new grille, and a new exterior colour called Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic.
Step inside and you’re greeted with piano-black and chrome trimmings, a spacious five-seat layout – including a flat floor for rear passengers – and a rear cargo area that can be easily opened with Honda’s one-touch folding system to expose 1648 litres of space.
The two-wheel drive CR-V now comes in VTi, VTi-S, and VTi-L form. All VTi models receive Honda’s Display Audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, and one HDMI port. Reversing camera is also standard across all models, now featuring three modes including top-down, wide, and normal.
Stepping up into the VTi-S gains features such as keyless ‘Smart Entry’ with push button start, auto-on wipers and headlights, front and rear parking sensors, and dual-zone climate control. The VTi-S also features Honda’s LaneWatch system that uses an integrated camera that offers an 80-degree view of left lane traffic to help the driver.
If you go for the top VTi-L model you get leather-appointed trim, satellite navigation, and Display Audio Plus. The VTi-L comes with safety attributes such as collision mitigating braking system, active cruise control, lane keep assist system, and Honda’s advanced driver assist system. Honda Australia’s director, Stephen Collins, said,
“The CR-V has been redesigned both inside and out. 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.”
Prices for the Honda CR-V Series II start from $27,490 for the manual front-wheel drive VTi, and top out at $46,365 for the automatic four-wheel drive VTi-L fitted with the advanced driver assist system (see table below for manufacturer pricing excluding on-road costs).
If you’re looking to buy a new 2015 Honda CR-V Series II make sure you get a quote from PerformanceDrive’s Car Buying team to save $1000s compared with a dealer quote.