Honda SA has added a new, more affordable model to its competent CR-V 4x4 range, retaining the established 2,0-litre engine while omitting many of the more luxurious features.

Honda SA has added a new, more affordable model to its competent CR-V 4x4 range, retaining the established 2,0-litre engine while omitting many of the more luxurious features.

The range now consists of two models, the RVi and RVSi, which are both available with either manual or automatic transmissions. All models are powered by Honda’s 2,0-litre i-VTEC engine, currently used in the CR-V range, which continues to produce peak power of 110 kW and 190 N.m of torque.

The RVSi becomes the flagship model with the addition of full leather upholstery and a leather covering for the automatic gearshift, a cooler and satellite controls on the steering wheel for the radio and CD player.

With its latest facelift in November 2004, the CR-V received side and curtain airbags, climate control and an anti-theft system, which will remain as standard equipment on the RVSi models.

Cruise control, a sunroof, front fog lamps and an outside temperature indicator are some of the luxury features not offered on the entry-level RVi. Mechanically identical to the top-of-the-range model, its black door handles, mirrors, bumpers and side protection strips distinguishes the SUV from the outside. It also receives a soft cover for the rear-door mounted spare-wheel.

For added space, the CR-Vs have 1 424 litres of total load volume and the rear seat is able to slide either forward or backwards by 170 mm.

All four derivatives come standard with a three-year/60 000 km maintenance plan, a three-year/100 000 km warranty and one year’s roadside assistance.

Prices:

RVi R259 900

RVi (auto) R269 900

RSVi R285 900

RSVi (auto) R296 900

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