Published on May 5th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda’s 4th Generation CR-V Gets 5-Star NCAP
Honda Malaysia today announced that the class-leading 4th Generation CR-V has achieved 5-Star rating in a recent ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asia countries (ASEAN NCAP) crash test. Achieving a 5-Star rating, the CR-V retains its position in setting the benchmark as a Premium Smart SUV with a comprehensive set of safety features.
Ryouji Nakagawa, the Large Project Leader (LPL) for the CR-V commented, “The first generation set out to combine the best elements of a car and an SUV. For the new CR-V, we have now achieved a perfect, centred balance between the efficiency of a car and the functionality and security of an SUV. In doing so, we have created a model that is efficient, versatile and capable.”
Confident, efficient and functional, the fourth generation of the CR-V builds on the success of its predecessors. “The CR-V is one of the key pillars of Honda’s global portfolio,” says Nakagawa. “To develop the latest version of a model that has sold over five million examples is a big responsibility, but we have enjoyed the challenge. If you want to improve a vehicle that is already well balanced and respected, the only solution is to enhance that vehicle in every area while making it smaller, lighter and more efficient than ever before. That is what we have done with the new CR-V.”
The results were announced today at the 2014 Global NCAP Forum in Melbourne, Australia. An award ceremony was also held simultaneously in Malacca today. The offset frontal collision test were conducted at a closing speed of 64 km/h where the CR-V achieved 5-Star rating in the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and 86% in the Child Occupant Protection, which is highest compared to previous phase crash test. The previous Generation City achieved 81% while the Civic achieved 82% in the Phase I and Phase II crash test respectively.