Published on October 28th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair


Honda CR-V Black Edition Is Now In Malaysia

The Honda CR-V Black Edition is now in Malaysian showrooms with the turbo engine.

Honda Malaysia has introduced a new variant of their popular family SUV, called the Honda CR-V Black Edition. The new Black Edition is a cosmetic appearance package built upon the bones of the CR-V 1.5 TC-P 2WD variant. It is priced at RM161,913.99 (OTR without insurance) until the end of 2021. This is price premium of RM4298.08 over the CR-V 1.5 TC-P 2WD upon which it is based.

So, for just over RM4000, what does Honda Malaysia add to the new CR-V Black Edition?

First of all, it’s available exclusively in Crystal Black Pearl. This colour has never been offered before on this generation of the Honda CR-V. Besides the new black body colour, the Black Edition comes with a new black front grille, black front bumper garnish, black rear bumper garnish, and 18″ alloy wheels finished in piano black.

Inside, trim pieces have been finished in piano black around the steering wheel, infotainment unit surround, and air cond vents.

The centre console, dashboard, and door trim now feature black wood garnish instead of brown. In addition, the headliner material is now black as well. Finally, the front seats feature “Black Edition” embroidery now.

The Honda CR-V Black edition is available in all Honda showrooms nationwide. Here’s the press release with more information.

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Honda Malaysia (or the Company) today introduced the CR-V Black Edition, a new variant for its undisputed leader in the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)segment¹. Available exclusively in1.5L TC-P 2WD with Crystal Black Pearl colour, the CR-V Black Edition continues to build excitement in the market and the competitive SUV segment. The CR-V Black Edition stands out with its bold and rugged appearance, combined with Next Generation Advanced Safety Technology and premium features. Priced at RM161,913.99², the introduction of the CR-V Black Edition expands the line-up of the class-leading SUV, adding a new option to the existing three variants of 2.0L 2WD, 1.5L TC-P 2WD and 1.5L TC-P 4WD.

Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Madoka Chujo said, “The CR-V was the first Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) model in Honda Malaysia’s line-up in 2003. Since then, the CR-V has consistently been well accepted by the Malaysian market with more than 108,000 units sold to date. The 5thGeneration CR-V, which was launched in 2017, has maintained the positive sales momentum with a significant contribution of over 43,000 units sold to the total sales of the model. The CR-V continues to exceed our expectations with encouraging sales and is dominating the Non-National SUV segment with 24% of market share as of August 2021. The popularity of the CR-V attests to the model’s attractive design, elegant interior and exceptional driving performance. In addition, the CR-V never ceased to impress the market with its innovative features, which it was the first model to introduce the Next Generation Advanced Safety Technology –Honda SENSING. In view of the good market acceptance, we introduced the CR-V Black Edition to provide more options for our customers who prefer an SUV with a full package of spaciousness, comfort, safety, performance and next-level aesthetic.”

The CR-V Black Edition features all dark finishes that embody stylishness and absolute confidence. Enhancing the CR-V Black Edition’s aggressive look are the New Black Front Grille with Honda Signature LED Headlights and New Black Front Bumper Garnish. Meanwhile, the CR-V Black Edition’s New Black Rear Bumper Garnish further highlights its masculine styling at the rear design. The exterior upgrades of the CR-V Black Edition alongside the 18-inch alloy Wheels are finished in high-quality piano black that complements the model’s new body colour.

The striking black tone finishing of the CR-V Black Edition is extended from the outside into the interior of the car where its Steering Wheel, 7-inch interactive Thin Film Transistor (TFT)meter and air conditioning garnish are finished in piano black. Adding to the elegance, the centre console, dashboard and door trim of the CR-VBlack Edition sport a black wood garnish and at the same time, the new headlining is accented by black colour finishing. The all-black theme is also carried through to the seats, and the front seats have a “Black Edition” embroidery. Under the hood of the 5thGeneration CR-V, it is powered by a 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged engine that generates power output of 193PS and maximum torque of 243Nm, which is more powerful than a 2.4L engine performance to provide exhilarating driving experience while maintaining fuel efficiency. The CR-V is packed full of innovative and advanced features such as Remote Engine Start³ that allows the owner to start the engine with the press of a button on the smart key and turn on the air conditioning before entering the car.

As an SUV that is known for its large cargo space, the CR-V makes transporting goods of various sizes hassle-free and allows the customers to enjoy added convenience when loading cargo with Hands-Free Power Tailgate³. This feature can be activated with a foot motion towards the hands-free access sensor under the rear bumper. To top it off, the CR-V is equipped with a host of safety features, including the full suite of Honda SENSING³with eight safety features in addition to other standard and unique safety functions. For more information on the Black Edition variant or to test drive the CR-V, customers can visit the Honda authorized dealerships nationwide or call Honda Malaysia’s Toll-Free number at1-800-88-2020 or log onto download the HondaTouch application.

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