The Honda CR-V is one of those vehicles that seems to attract a following and it’s definitely well-deserved. Not only does it deliver on looks and comfort but it comes with a reputation for reliability that stretches back ten years or more.
Now the 2010 Honda Cr-V looks set to continue that reputation and it sets a new specification level and reduced costs.
Heading the list of new features is the addition of curtain airbags on the entry model; now every CR-V in the range has dual front, side and full-length curtain airbags as standard.
The CR-V’s exterior styling comes with distinctive new bumpers, an evolution of the two-step grille, revised exterior mirrors to further reduce wind noise, chrome exhaust tip and new design alloy wheels on both the Sport and Luxury models.
The CRV’s smooth ride and handling has been further improved with changes to the front castor angles and compliances bushes at the rear.
NVH levels are lower, with extra sound deadening around the engine bay and throughout the entire cabin, adding to the high-quality refinement of the CR-V while making it even quieter and more relaxing to drive.
Inside, new design door handles and interior surfaces, upgraded fabrics and plastics create an improved finish, combining the toughness of an SUV with the quality of a passenger car. A new interior colour replaces the ivory of the previous model.
The entry model gains full-length curtain airbags, the Sport gets new 7-spoke alloy wheels, the Luxury receiving new design 5 twin-spoke alloy wheels as well as auto headlights and wipers.
Two new accessory packs are available for all CR-V models, the Active pack and Modulo Sports pack.
The ‘Active’ pack which includes Bluetooth, Side steps, Roof racks, Deluxe mats, Cargo protector tray, Chrome exhaust tip, side window visors, door sill garnish and dust and pollen filter.
The ‘Modulo Sports’ features side steps, front skid plate, rear skid plate, Tailgate spoiler, Sports grille, Chrome exhaust tip and chrome mirror covers.
Both packs sell for $2,699 including fitting.
The CR-V’s colour palette has been expanded to six colours including two new additions, Urban Titanium and Habenero Red.
In addition to the specification upgrades, pricing of the 2010 CRV range is more compelling, offering customers even greater value for money.
Prices for the 2010 Honda Cr-V start at $30,990 plus dealer deliver charges and on-road costs for the Standard version fitted with manual transmission and run right up to $43,265 plus dealer deliver charges and on-road costs for the Luxury model fitted with automatic transmission and metallic paint.