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Face-lifted Honda CR-V now available in the Philippines

Honda's flagship crossover gets a slight makeover

The Honda CR-V receives a fresh look for 2020. PHOTO BY MIGGI SOLIDUM

Last July, we told you about the minor refresh of the Thai-market Honda CR-V. We also mentioned some of the new features that this popular crossover will get. Now, the refreshed CR-V is finally arriving here on our shores.

These new alloy wheels look so much better. PHOTOS BY MIGGI SOLIDUM

The updated Philippine-model CR-V’s exterior will receive a minor nip and tuck just like the Thai-spec vehicle. These changes include redesigned front and rear bumpers, a slightly revised taillamp cluster, and new alloy wheel designs. The face-lifted CR-V can now be had in four exterior colors; Modern Steel Metallic, Cosmic Blue, Ignite Red, and Platinum White Pearl.

Tech-savvy customers will like the CR-V's gadgets. PHOTOS BY MIGGI SOLIDUM

Most of the upgrades, though, will be in the form of more standard features. And because the CR-V normally comes with an extensive equipment list, we’ll let the spec sheet below do the talking. However, it is worth highlighting that the Honda Sensing suite of driver aids is available starting from the mid-spec S trim level, and that all variants except for the base diesel one are thankfully equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Families will love going on road trips with the CR-V. PHOTOS BY MIGGI SOLIDUM

These are the prices of the face-lifted Honda CR-V:

  • SX Diesel 9AT AWD Honda Sensing (7-seater) – P2,158,000
  • S Diesel 9AT Honda Sensing (7-seater) – P1,888,000
  • V Diesel 9AT (7-seater) – P1,713,000
  • 2.0S CVT (5-seater) – P1,678,000

As it is, this generation of CR-V is a very enticing choice for those looking to get a new compact crossover. Question is, will the cosmetic changes and new features be enough to have shoppers lining up to get the new CR-V? If you are interested, have a look at the detailed specs and features below.

Red Santiago

A jack of all trades, Red is passionate about cars, motorcycles and audio. He sometimes drives for a ride-hailing app company—just because he really loves driving.