BUYING a car in your 20s means that you only need to worry about budgeting and getting from point A to point B safely – and to impress your peers at the same time.
Once you start to have a family, however, your priorities would change as does your requirements for a car.
If you are in the market for a new car, then the Honda CR-V might be what you are looking for.
More than your average soccer mum car
Sporting the Japanese carmaker’s distinctive “solid wing face” design with updated LED headlight, the Honda CR-V is one handsome sport utility vehicle (SUV).
Measuring over 1,679mm in height, you will command presence on the road as well as have the vantage point while driving, ensuring safety and comfort when dropping off and picking up your kids from school.
Available in a choice of bold colours, you will bound to be the talk of the town during the next parent-teacher association meeting.
As much as we hate to admit it, there are days when the kids are running late for school and this scenario usually calls for breakfast on-the-go during the commute. Thankfully, you do not have to worry about spills or stains from food and drinks as the seats are wrapped in premium leather – offering an easy clean up of the mess.
Fitted with the latest technological mod con, keep the children occupied during the commute as they play videos and songs on the seven-inch display screen via Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity.
Space for days
Inside the Honda CR-V, there is more than enough room to fit your children or even four adult passengers comfortably thanks to it spacious head and leg room.
With a split-folding second row seat configuration and a maximum boot capacity of 1,084 litres, cargo space is aplenty in this model to lug around groceries, stroller and the kids’ sports equipment.
Speaking of boot, the higher spec 1.5 TC-P 2WD model comes with a height-adjustable power tailgate that opens automatically with a simple push of a button.
New to the lineup is the addition of Honda Sensing technology. With features that are designed for frontal and side collision deterrence – coupled with other driving convenience features – Honda Sensing is touted as the next-generation advanced safety technology.
It not only alerts you with a warning but also provides assistance by braking and applying corrective steering during an emergency.
Besides, the Honda CR-V is one of the safest cars for families by scoring five stars on the Asean NCAP safety rating.
Standard features in all four models are multi-angle rearview cameras and six airbags, providing a cushion that keeps your loved ones safe in the event of a collision.
A performance you could afford
Powering the Honda CR-V is a 1.5-litre VTEC turbocharged engine. However, do not let the numbers on paper fool you. The reengineered engine behaves like a 2.4-litre, delivering more power and performance to navigate through the roads.
Fuel wise, a single fill up can stretch your mileage – and ringgit – far! With Econ Mode function and fuel consumption estimated to be around 7-litre/100km, the SUV is listed as an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV).
With the Drive Your Dreams Roadshow and Great Longevity Reward promotions, now is the perfect time to drive home a brand-new Honda CR-V with rebate worth RM999 up for grabs.
For more information, visit www.honda.com.my or test drive one today at your nearest Honda Authorised Dealers.
This article is brought to you by Honda Malaysia.