MARKHAM, ON (December 19, 2011) – The all-new 2012 Honda CR-V is set to debut January 4 at Canadian dealerships with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $25,990 for the high-value CR-V LX (2WD). A new, top-of-line, Canadian-exclusive CR-V Touring model with Honda’s new electronic Real Time All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Control System™, auto-dimming rearview mirror, chrome door handles and roof rails is available at an MSRP of $34,990.
All new for 2012, the fourth-generation Honda CR-V embraces a sophisticated styling direction in conjunction with improved interior comfort, improved fuel economy, a smoother and quieter ride, and more innovative features as part of a ‘total package’ approach. Long established as the benchmark vehicle in its class with high levels of quality, refinement and value, the 2012 CR-V is designed to exceed customer expectations in the compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) segment with increased value resulting from lower MSRPs across the entire CR-V lineup and added content.
“The new CR-V represents excellent value for Canadian buyers of popular compact SUVs from top-of-class fuel economy to the largest cargo capacity of any vehicle in its segment,” said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada. “The new Canadian-built CR-V adds up to $2,500 in additional value in standard features and technologies compared to the outgoing model.
“As of early next year, all CR-V units sold in Canada will be built at our award-winning Honda of Canada Mfg. assembly plant in Alliston, Ontario. Along with the Canadian-built Civic, more than 70 per cent of the Honda vehicles sold in Canada in 2012 will be made in our two Canadian plants. This is a tremendous source of pride for our 4,200 Associates at the Honda plants in Alliston which have a long history of producing vehicles with the highest levels of world-class quality.
The all-new CR-V features a more efficient engine design with improved horsepower and torque, along with an all-new Real Time All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Control System that introduces a high degree of all-wheel-drive sophistication in rain, snow, dirt roads and dry pavement.
All CR-Vs are powered by a 2.4-litre i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 163 lb.-ft. of torque. Estimated fuel economy (city/highway) is rated at 9.0/6.4 L/100km (2WD units) and 9.2/6.6 L/100km (AWD units). In addition, a new ECON operating mode increases the potential for drivers to improve the vehicle’s fuel efficiency when the system is activated.
New for 2012 features include an Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seat, lower cargo floor and a range of standard technology features. New high-tech features that are standard on all models include a Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink® phone interface, a full-colour intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, and heated front seats.
Additional product information and high-resolution photography of the 2012 CR-V is available at www.hondanews.ca.
2012 CR-V Pricing
CR-V LX 2WD $25,990
CR-V LX AWD $27,990
CR-V EX 2WD $28,790
CR-V EX AWD $30,790
CR-V EX-L AWD $33,090
CR-V TOURING AWD $34,990