Two powertrain options will be offered in Thailand – a 2.0-litre two-motor full-hybrid and a 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo. The former is offered in the Honda Civic e:HEV RS hybrid while the latter is carried over from the outgoing CR-V.
With the Honda CR-V’s Thailand launch happening this month, we’re assuming that the SUV won’t be launched in Malaysia until perhaps end-2023, taking into account the lead time it takes to prep for local assembly (CKD).
The 6-month lead time is necessary because to keep prices low, Honda Malaysia will need to locally assemble the new model here with a certain minimum level of locally-sourced parts, so the 2023 Honda CR-V can benefit from excise tax rebates.
Currently in Malaysia, the Honda CR-V is available in three variants and two engine options. Prices start from RM 146,900 for the base 2.0-litre 2WD variant, moving up to RM 165,800 for the 1.5-litre TC-P 2WD variant, and RM 171,400 for the range-topping 1.5-litre TC-P 4WD variant.
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