Although our source could not provide the final specifications of the local CR-V seven-seater, the Thai-market EL AWD gets a split-folding third-row seat that can be configured in various ways.
Besides the 5-Seat Mode, there’s also the Utility Mode that offers generous cargo space after folding the second-row and third-row seats. Meanwhile, the Long Mode allows you to fully recline the front passenger seat so that you can carry longer items.
And much like the previous-generation CR-V, this seven-seat EL AWD gets air-conditioning vents for the third-row passengers.
Turbo power, strong tech
The Philippine-market 2024 CR-V is available with a turbocharged 1.5-liter, twin-cam, 16-valve inline-4 gasoline engine that pumps out 190 PS and 243 Nm, which are coursed through a continuously variable transmission.
All variants of the all-new CR-V will come standard with the latest generation of Honda SENSING driver-assist technology, which uses a front camera and radar to help detect cars, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and other road users effectively.
The latest CR-V will also get Honda CONNECT, which allows owners to monitor their CR-Vs using their smartphones, along with controlling the vehicle’s various functions. In neighboring markets like Malaysia, Honda CONNECT includes:
Automatic Collision Detection
Security Alarm Detection
Find My Car
Remote Vehicle Control
Even without hybrid power, would you go for a seven-seat version of the 2024 Honda CR-V?
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