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2017 Honda CR-V turbo on sale in Australia from $30,690

The all-new, fifth-generation Honda CR-V will go on sale in Australia from July 2017, with prices and specifications released today.

Honda’s mid-size SUV warrior will kick off from $30,690 (before on-road costs), coming standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a full-size spare tyre, dual-zone climate control, alloys, active noise cancellation, keyless entry and CVT automatic transmission.

The VTi entry spec is very rich on the equipment front as Honda wants to hit the ground running in the very competitive segment. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins said:

“The all-new CR-V is bolder and more stylish than ever, and in true Honda fashion it nails the brief for versatility with more interior space plus a new seven seat option.”

There is one engine across the range. It’s a 1.5-litre ‘Earth Dreams’ turbo, with a 140kW/240Nm output that splits the 127kW/220Nm Civic VTi-L turbo and the US-only Civic Si’s 153kW/260Nm state of tune.

A naturally aspirated model is not part of the Australian range at the moment but one could join the lineup down the track.

Throughout the range, Honda claims there are improvements in steering sharpness, handling and on and off road capability.

Four variant lines are being introduced locally, including one seven-seat option and front- and all-wheel drive options. It arrives in mid-July. See below for starting prices (excluding on-road costs) and highlight features:

2017 Honda CR-V VTi 5-seat 2WD – $30,690
2017 Honda CR-V VTi-S 5-seat 2WD – $33,290
2017 Honda CR-V VTi-S 5-seat 4WD – $35,490
2017 Honda CR-V VTi-L 7-seat 2WD – $38,990
2017 Honda CR-V VTi-LX 5-seat 4WD – $44,290

VTi

  • 140kW VTEC Turbo engine
  • Earth Dreams Technology CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
  • Smart keyless entry with Push Button Start
  • Active Noise Control (ANC)
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Reverse camera
  • 7.0-inch Advanced Display Audio with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • 8-speaker audio system
  • Electric Parking Brake
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
  • Front fog lights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Full size alloy spare wheel
  • Driver Attention Monitor (DAM)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)

VTi-S
Features of VTi grade PLUS

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Electric tailgate
  • Built-in satellite navigation
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • LaneWatch
  • Optional Real-Time All-Wheel Drive system (VTi-S AWD)

VTi-L
Features of VTi-S grade PLUS

  • 7-seats with split-fold 3rd row
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Leather-appointed seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • Power front seats (8-way driver with lumbar & memory, 4-way passenger)
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers

VTi-LX
Features of VTi-L grade (excluding 7-seats) PLUS

  • Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist technologies
  • Real-Time All-Wheel Drive system
  • LED headlights with active cornering lights and LED front fog lights
  • Digital Radio (DAB+)
  • Privacy glass
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.