Up to 11 percent more expensive, 2023 Honda CR-V to be launched soon in Australia, hybrid included
Hans · Sep 8, 2023 10:40 AM
The 2023 Honda CR-V will soon be launched in Australia and dealers have already released pricing for the sixth generation C-SUV.
As expected, prices have increased by quite a fair bit. Two engine options are offered – a 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo and a 2.0-litre two-motor e:HEV full-hybrid, available in both front- and all-wheel drive.
As before, the Australian market CR-V can be had in both 5- and 7-seat configurations.
The base VTi-X variant is now 6 percent more expensive, starting at AUD 44,500 (~RM 133k). However, the full suite of Honda Sensing advanced driving aids (ADAS) safety features are now available as standard. Previously, Sensing was only available on higher range all-wheel drive variants.
The biggest jump in price is the VTi-L all-wheel drive variant, which is now 11 percent more expensive, at AUD 51,300 (~RM 153k).
For the first time ever, a hybrid CR-V is now offered to Australia. It is priced from AUD 59,900 (~RM 179k).
Note that Australia also sells the Honda ZR-V, priced from AUD 40,200 (~RM 120k) to AUD 54,900 (~RM 164k). The ZR-V shares the same two-engine petrol / hybrid options as the CR-V, but is smaller, with a 5 seats-only cabin.
There’s quite a fair bit of overlap in prices between the ZR-V and CR-V.
Closer to home, Honda Malaysia is expected to launch the 2023 Honda CR-V before the year ends. Other regional right-hand drive markets that have already launched the sixth generation Honda CR-V are Thailand and Indonesia, all more expensive than before.
The outgoing fifth generation Honda CR-V is priced from RM 146,900 for the base 2.0-litre naturally aspirated i-VTEC-powered model. However, this variant is almost sold out. Only the 1.5-litre VTEC Turbo variants remain, priced from RM 165,800 to RM 171,400.
Honda Malaysia is currently offering an RM 8,000 promotion for the outgoing CR-V, excluding dealer-specific discounts.