Front drive CRV gets luxury variant

Front drive CRV gets luxury variant

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Honda is adding more choice to its range for two wheel drive CRV buyers, with a higher grade model known as the new SN variant.

Offering increased fuel efficiency and advanced features, the SN is expected to be popular with customers looking for a luxury SUV package in two-wheel-drive form.

The CRV SN takes style cues from the top end CRV Sport with fog lights, privacy glass, DRLs (daytime running lights) and chrome door handles, as well as the 17” alloy wheels seen in the CRV N.

Additionally the CRV SN receives automatic headlights, active cornering lights, a blind-spot parking mirror, heated windscreen wipers, navigation, smart-entry with push button start, ISOFIX child seat attachments and extra storage.

New to the Honda New Zealand lineup is the 2.0L CVT transmission in the CRV SN. This transmission provides more responsive acceleration than the existing five-speed automatic two wheel drive CRV S, with acceleration figures similar to the previous generation 2011 CRV Sport 2.4L. The addition of a torque converter brings out the 2.0L engine’s best performance with torque improved across the rev range right up to red line.

The CRV SN benefits from a smoother driving feel. With no need to shift gears, acceleration is instant and seamless. Due to the wider ratio range, off-the-line acceleration is improved for an exhilarating and sporty driving feel says Honda.

According to Honda, the CRV SN has been tested under Japan’s fuel testing regime – JC08. This standard provides a more stringent Japanese standard which involves cold and warm starts, and is designed to give a more ‘real world’ representation of fuel consumption. Honda’s CRV SN’s fuel economy is 6.9l/100km JC08, which is over a 10% improvement on the 7.7l/100km ADR figure for the CRV S.

The CRV SN is priced from $39,900+ORC.

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